Wheezing Cough Causes Discomfort.. Needs Caution !!
Lungs breathe life. Their criticality and importance need no further introduction. No breath…no life.
Air in the body is carried through air ducts in the lungs. When these ducts narrow down, a high-pitched whistling sound that can be squeaky is generated, resulting in difficulty in breathing. That is wheezing cough. Breathing in and exhaling, are the normal two processes. It is while exhaling out that this condition is more commonly associated with.
A brief mention of the body parts that constitute breathing activity may just be relevant here. The air is carried into the lungs through the Trachea(windpipe), which splits into Bronchi, then the Bronchioles and finally the alveoli, which are tiny cells placed at the end of this spectrum, from where carbon-dioxide is expelled. So Bronchitis occurs when the family of Bronchioles and Bronchi are impacted.
Wheezing Cough Symptoms
Difficulty in breathing, where each breath gets uncomfortably laboured, spasms called bronchospasms, mucus, hoarseness, fever, chills, light headedness, feeling of an inhaled object or growths such as tumours, which could be benign or malignant are defined symptoms of a wheezing cough.
Wheezing Cough Causes
Asthma is one major common cause and should be accorded due seriousness. Shortness of breath, wheezing, mucus and sputum which is watery, occur in such cases. An aggravation of this condition could well be a rushed medical emergency!!.
Chronic lung diseases such as Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or formally called Emphysema, infections, inflammations, structural aberrations, tonsils, heart disease, where such attacks are episodic, bacterial pneumonia, chronic allergies , are other notable causes.
Wheezing Cough Remedies
While the way forward is to consult a doctor , who may prescribe tests, followed by anti-biotic interventions, there are some home remedies that put up their hand for attention.
Among the most recommended ones are steam inhalation spiked with some essential oils, hot drinks to relieve congestion, moderate in-take of honey (with its obvious soothing properties), humidifiers and air –purifiers. Stress is a trigger, especially for asthma. Best handled with a calm logical mind.
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