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How can you tell if you are wheezing due to asthma?
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Testing
It's best to have a spirometry test while symptomatic as this can help confirm if wheezing is a result of bronchospasm.
You can also have the test repeated 20 minutes after using a dose of a bronchodilator medicine to see how helpful they are in your case.

In brief: Testing
It's best to have a spirometry test while symptomatic as this can help confirm if wheezing is a result of bronchospasm.
You can also have the test repeated 20 minutes after using a dose of a bronchodilator medicine to see how helpful they are in your case.
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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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