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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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Why does wine sometimes cause wheezing?

Sulphites: Rarely, sulphites can lead to wheezing, especially in people with asthma, so that can be the reason. Sulphites exist in wine. ...Read more

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My wife gets respiratory infection when she goes to hometown- wheezing, not able to climb stairs and bouts of coughing. Is it ashthma or dust allergy?

My wife gets respiratory infection when she goes  to hometown- wheezing, not able to climb stairs and bouts of coughing. Is it ashthma or dust allergy?

Asthma maybe dust: Sounds like asthma which may be triggered by something in the hometown environment. This could be due to dust although the dust in your current town would be expected to cause the same thing. Albuterol may provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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I only wheeze when I exhale ..Is that normal?

Yes and no: It is typical that wheezes are heard only with exhalation. It is not normal to wheeze. ...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?

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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