Wheezing in Adults Getting Started. Welcome to the Decision Guide on Wheezing in Adults. Wheezing is a whistling sound created when airflow is partially blocked in one or more of the lung's airways. Usually people who wheeze also experience some sense of heavy or labored breathing.
Learn about adult-onset asthma causes, diagnosis, treatment information and symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, and coughing. Adults with allergies are more likely to get adult-onset asthma.
Cough, New onset asthma and Wheezing. WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms cough, new onset asthma and wheezing including Asthma (teen and adult), Asthma (child), and Common cold. There are 59 conditions associated with cough, new onset asthma and wheezing.
Patients with new-onset or undiagnosed persistent wheezing should have a chest x-ray. X-ray can be deferred in patients with asthma who are having a typical exacerbation and in patients having an obvious allergic reaction. Cardiomegaly, pleural effusion, and fluid in the major fissure suggest heart failure.