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What causes high pitched breath sounds, tired and wheezing? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Emphysema

Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.

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2

Cold and Flu Overview

Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.

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3

Sarcoidosis

Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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4

Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis causes symptoms like chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Read about treatment options.

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5

Lung Cancer Overview

There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell and small-cell. Learn about how these lung cancers are caused, your treatment options, and more.

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6

Chronic Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis causes coughs that produce mucus. You don't need antibiotics, but bed rest and home care can help.

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7

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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8

Getting a Handle on Aspiration Pneumonia

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

What's the difference between aspiration pneumonia and pneumonia? Learn the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for this condition.

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9

Respiratory Acidosis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs cannot remove enough of the CO2 produced by the body. It is typically caused by an underlying condition.

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10

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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