1. What are the causes of wheezing?
Wheezing is usually caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In some cases, it may be a warning sign for lung cancer, heart failure, vocal cord dysfunction, gastrointestinal reflux disease, emphysema, bronchitis or a respiratory tract infection.
2. Can I stop wheezing with home remedies?
Some home remedies that can be used for wheezing are: (1) steam inhalation, (2) warm and hot drinks, (3) breathing exercises, (4) using air purifiers and (5) eliminating allergic causes.
3. Can yoga help to stop wheezing?
Yes, yoga breathing techniques have been reported to resolve the breathing difficulties which can ultimately stop wheezing.
4. What doctor should I consult for wheezing?
A pulmonologist can treat respiratory system diseases like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, including wheezing.
5. Can wheezing lead to any complications?
Wheezing could be a sign of an underlying serious medical condition. If left untreated, it can get worse and may also lead to shortness of breath or altered mental state.