The term Wheezing isn't a problem but is defined as a major symptom of some serious health problem. This is a sound that comes from the chest area due to congestion or respiratory infection. Along with the sound of wheezing you may also have some other symptoms like cough, cold, weakness and fatigue followed with breathing trouble.
HOW IS WHEEZING DIAGNOSED?
To determine the cause of wheezing, the doctor will ask questions about symptoms and what triggers them. For example, history of lung disease and you always wheeze after eating a certain food or at a certain time of year, the doctor may suspect a food or respiratory allergy. The doctor will listen to the lungs with a stethoscope to hear where the wheezing is and how much wheezing one has. The doctor may perform a breathing test (spirometry) and may also order a chest X-ray. Other blood tests and procedures may be necessary.
HOW IS WHEEZING TREATED?
Treatment of Wheezing depends on the underlying cause. Severe Wheezing is treated through intravenous medication and supplemental oxygen. Airway inflammation causing Wheezing must be treated first. Mucus in the airways also needs to be removed. Bronchodilators are used to treat Wheezing
DID YOU KNOW?
Though wheezing is not dangerous, it may lead to complications of lung diseases in the future and should not be ignored.