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I have frequent wheezing and bronchitis, but pulmonary function testing is always normal. Does that sound like asthma despite normal testing?:

I have frequent wheezing and bronchitis, but pulmonary function testing is always normal.  Does that sound like asthma despite normal testing?:

Not all wheezes are: due to asthma. Do you wheeze when you breathe in or when you breathe out? If only when breathing in then one need to look for an obstruction at the upper airways and not asthma (wheezing when breathing out). Consult an ENT to rule out vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


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What is wheezing?

What is wheezing?

Breathing noise: Wheezing typically refers to the high-pitched noise heard when air is forced through narrowed lower airways during asthma. Pprimarily on exhale when mild, then also on inspiration when airways are tighter. At its worst, air hardly moves: thus no wheezing at all, an ominous sign, and is an emergency. Wheezing is not stridor (upper airway) nor sonorous rhonchi (larger airways). Experts can sort out. ...Read more

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What causes wheezing?

What causes wheezing?

Bronchial spasm: Your airway is made of tubes called bronchi. The smaller tubes at the ends are called bronchioles. They are lined with muscles that can constrict (squeeze) or dilate (expand). Anything that makes the bronchioles constrict (infection, allergies, etc.) will make you wheeze. ...Read more

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I have wheezing problem?

I have wheezing problem?

Not normal: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma as well as other serious lung conditions. It signifies a narrowing to the airway passage. It's important that this is evaluated so appropriate treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Wheezing all of the time ?

Bronchospasm: I can see from your list of meds that you are taking albuterol so you most likely have a diagnosis of asthma.For people with asthma that have persistent wheezing and trouble breathing there are medication to keep it under control or preventive medications. The most commonly used are inhaled steroids and you may ask your doctor about it. If you are wheezing right now and trouble breathing go to ed. ...Read more

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How can I get wheezing to go away?

Cause?: You need to work with your doctor to figure out the cause. The doctor can help then with addressing the underlying problem. It may require medication, intervention, other lifestyle modification. Seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Is some wheezing on exhale normal?

Not normal: Wheezing is the sound made when air flow is forced through narrowed airways. Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma (small airways in the lungs). Wheezing can also come from narrowing with turbulent air flow through any other part of the airway. It is best to have wheezing evaluated even if it is mild. ...Read more

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Wheezing all the time and coughing

See a doctor.: These are symptoms of asthma but only a healthcare provider can confirm this diagnosis. I strongly recommend you see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about wheezing?

Can you tell me more about wheezing?

Info on wheezing: Wheezing is a whistling or musical sound heard on exhaling. It arises from bronchoconstriction mediated by inflammation primarily. Asthma and allergens are the 2 main causes of wheezing. Sometimes it is noted with a foreign body in the airway in a child. ...Read more