Are you worried about your Wheezing?
Wheezing can happen to anyone, but it is more common in small children (tighter airways) and adults who smoke or have emphysema or heart failure.
- Use humidifiers
- Drink warm beverages
- Breathing exercises
- Stop Smoking
As wheezing involves the restriction or tightness of the airway, there are times when urgent medical attention is needed. These signs include:
- Struggling to breathe, shortness of breath
- Skin turning blue
If you also have a high temperature or fever along with your wheezing, this may be an indication of respiratory infection, and a full medical diagnosis should be sought.
- Childhood asthma
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Foreign object inhaled
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Heart failure
- Lung cancer
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Respiratory tract infection
- Sleep apnea
- Vocal cord dysfunction
Can post nasal drip cause wheezing and shortness of breath?
Post nasal drip refers to the movement of mucus from nose to back of the throat. If you suffer with asthma, you may have notice post nasal drip being one of the many triggers that results in an asthma attack.
If you are struggling with post nasal drip and wheezing, shortness of breath or asthma there are several tests and treatments that can be performed in order to find solution to resolve the issue.
If you are personally struggling with post nasal drip, speak to a doctor who will be able to find the right treatment.
How to sleep when wheezing?
Wheezing can be uncomfortable especially when it interferes with your day-to-day activities such as sleeping. If you are struggling with sleeping here are some sleep positions that will help top ease the pressure:
- Lie on your left side with a pillow placed between your legs
- Elevate your head
- Lie on your back with your neck and shoulders elevated
- Avoid sleeping on your right side