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Which diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Causes of wheezing

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, and you are wheezing, good chance that's why.
If not, a differential needs to be considered by your doctor, and you need pulmonary function tests. You could have upper airway obstruction, you could have inhaled a foreign object, or you could have heart failure or copd, to name a few. Link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wheezing/my00291/dsection=causes.

In brief: Causes of wheezing

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, and you are wheezing, good chance that's why.
If not, a differential needs to be considered by your doctor, and you need pulmonary function tests. You could have upper airway obstruction, you could have inhaled a foreign object, or you could have heart failure or copd, to name a few. Link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wheezing/my00291/dsection=causes.
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