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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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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 causes wheezing while laughing?

Its complicated: Increasing pressure on the chest causes some of your airways to collapse. This then results in turbulent airflow which is heard as wheezing. ...Read more

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What causes wheezing allday I use an inhaler and workswell only for an hour or two then I have neck pain n shoulder pain what wrong with me i'm 33?

What causes wheezing allday I use an inhaler  and workswell only for an hour or two then I have neck pain n shoulder pain  what wrong with me i'm 33?

See your MD: I am not certain that your wheezing and neck/shoulder pain are related.. Seems like you may have a few different medical concerns. There are many different causes of neck and shoulder pain. At your age common causes could be strained muscle/tendonitis/pinched nerve, other. The wheezing should be checked out. It is best to see your physician for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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What could cause wheezing after waking up?

What could cause wheezing after waking up?

Puzzling: Intermittant wheezing from asthma , the most common reason, can occur anytime. Typically, tho, it happens at night; after midnight. Nocturnal awakenings r common. Usually. better in the morning (theorized cortisol fluctuation). Smokers cough + wheeze worse upon arising. Wheezing from GERD after coffee, OJ, sausage? Worth an AM visit for exam, spirometry w / repeat post neb in office. Allergens? ...Read more

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What could cause wheezing upon inhalation and also ankle pain?

What could cause wheezing upon inhalation and also ankle pain?

Very RARE disease: A rare disease called relapsing polychondritis -- a rare illness that causes inflammation of the cartilage in the body. Organs that contain cartilage become swollen, including the eyes, heart and blood vessels. The underlying cause for relapsing polychondritis is unknown, but the immune system, which normally fights infection, attacks the cartilage throughout thebody. Treament is nsaids. ...Read more

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What can cause vibrating / wheezing in chest?

Various causes: Narrowing of the airways can cause wheezing. The reason of this narrowing needs to be found. It could be asthma, allergies, foreign body in airway, etc. More history is needed and a good physical examination by a doctor. ...Read more