Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing

(HealthDay News) -- Wheezing is a whistling sound that occurs when breathing tubes inside the lungs become narrowed or inflamed.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says possible causes of wheezing include:

  • Having asthma.
  • Being sick with bronchitis, pneumonia or emphysema.
  • Having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Suffering from heart failure.
  • Having a foreign body in the lungs.
  • Having an allergic reaction.
  • Smoking or taking certain medications.
  • Having a viral infection (especially among infants under age 2).
  • Related Articles

    Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Still Happening -- And May Look Like COVID-19

    Continue

    Coming This Way: Huge Saharan Dust Plume Will Affect Americans' Health

    Continue

    Asthma, Allergies Plus Pandemic May Pose 4th of July Challenges

    Continue