Wheezing

Wheezing often causes difficulty breathing, and is a result of trying to breathe through restricted airways.The characteristic whistling sound produced by wheezing is one of the primary symptoms of asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that affects individuals of all ages.

If you suffer from bouts of wheezing, the board-certified allergists at the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgiacan determine whether you suffer from asthma or other respiratory diseases, and work closely with you to develop an individualized wheezing treatment plan.

Causes of Wheezing

At the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia, our Metro Atlanta board-certified allergy doctors can determine the cause of your wheezing. Wheezing often indicates one of these serious health issues:

• Asthma
• Allergic reactions
• Acute or chronic bronchitis
• Emphysema
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Wheezing is indicative of serious health conditions, and an evaluation from one of our highly qualified allergists provides you with the best treatment options.

Find Treatment for Wheezing in Metro Atlanta

While determining the cause of your wheezing, the board-certified allergy doctors of the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia will review your medical history, and may also listen to your lungs through a stethoscope, order chest X-rays, or request a breathing test.

Following these basic procedures, our doctors may determine that further diagnostic procedures, such as blood tests, are required. Should allergies be suspected, our allergists may recommend an allergy test. If our doctors discover that you suffer from asthma, one of these treatments may be prescribed to provide relief from asthma attacks:

• Non-sedating antihistamine pill
• Asthma controller pill
• Inhaled corticosteroid
• Bronchodilator inhaler
• Combination bronchodilator and corticosteroid

Schedule an Appointment With a Board-Certified Allergist in Georgia

Wheezing due to constricted airways, while typically a symptom of asthma, indicates a serious issue in the upper respiratory system. At the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia, we provide an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your wheezing, and work closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified allergists by calling (404) 994-3574, or request an appointment through our online contact form. We have a no-wait policy to ensure you receive care you need when you need it most. Our offices are conveniently located around the metro Atlanta area in Alpharetta, Carrollton, Douglasville, Peachtree City / Fayetteville, Newnan, Acworth / Kennesaw, Villa Rica, and Smyrna/Vinings.