Symptoms of Wheezing
Symptoms of Wheezing: Introduction
Symptoms that accompany wheezing vary depending on the underlying cause. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, labored breathing, anxiety, fever, stridor and chest pain. Other coexisting symptoms may include flu-like symptoms, fatigue, weakness, paleness and blueness of the skin (cyanosis).
Complications of underlying causes of wheezing vary depending on the specific disease, disorder, or condition, and can be serious and life-threatening. For example, wheezing can be due to an airway obstruction that causes choking. Wheezing can also be due to epiglottis, an immediately life-threatening emergency that causes obstruction of the trachea (windpipe).
Other complications of wheezing include low oxygen levels or hypoxia, high carbon dioxide levels or hypercapnia. These conditions can result in respiratory failure (respiratory acidosis) and death if left untreated.
Wheezing combined with shortness of breath and rapid breathing, more that about 16 breaths per minute for an adult (tachypnea) can be a symptom of a serious or life-threatening respiratory condition, such as exacerbation of COPD or asthma.
Because wheezing can be a symptom of a serious or life-threatening disease, condition or disorder, it should immediately be evaluated by a physician or other licensed health care provider....more about Wheezing »
Symptoms of Wheezing
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Wheezing includes the 12
symptoms listed below:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Wheezing.
This signs and symptoms information for Wheezing has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Wheezing signs or Wheezing symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Wheezing may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Wheezing symptoms.