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Are you worried about your Wheezing?

What causes 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.

What can you do at home?
  • Use humidifiers
  • Drink warm beverages
  • Breathing exercises
  • Stop Smoking
You should also seek further medical attention if you experience any of the following:

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.

Are you worried about your Wheezing?

Here at VIDA we have expert clinicians on hand to help diagnose and treat your condition. To find out more about these services, we recommend visiting the following pages:

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Possible Causes and Related Conditions
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Childhood asthma
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Epiglottitis
  • Foreign object inhaled
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart failure
  • Lung cancer
  • Medications
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smoking
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
Frequently asked questions
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