Causes of Wheezing

Wheezing is a hallmark symptom of asthma, and asthma tends to be the first thought. An asthma attack certainly needs to be considered, in patients with known asthma, and in patients with as yet undiagnosed asthma. Read more about: Asthma, Asthma Attack

However, asthma is not the only respiratory disorder that can cause wheezing. Some of the other disorders include:

Shortness of Breath: Any disorder that causes breathing difficulty or shortness of breath could potentially cause wheezing, or symptoms similar to wheezing. Read more about: Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath.

Similar Symptoms: See also causes of similar or related symptoms, such as:

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