Why do I wheeze when I laugh?
Most people are at least 40 years old when symptoms of COPD first appear. It’s not impossible to develop COPD as a young adult, but it is rare. There are certain genetic conditions, such as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, that can predispose younger people to developing COPD.
A person with COPD may also experience flare-ups. This is when symptoms suddenly become worse for a time. Triggers of COPD flare-ups can include chest infections and exposure to cigarette smoke and other lung irritants.
Stages of COPD
What are the 4 stages of COPD?
The long-term outlook for wheezing ultimately depends on its cause. Even when wheezing is due to a chronic illness, it can often be well-managed with medication and home treatments. Ongoing medical care remains important, however, and people whose symptoms do not improve should consult a doctor.
Definition. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing. It’s often associated with difficulty breathing. Wheezing may occur during breathing out (expiration) or breathing in (inspiration).
When I laugh I cough a lot?
When we laugh, the muscles between our ribs start to perform large, strong contractions. We don’t do much else to shape the noise of laughter – it’s a very basic way of making a sound. When these contractions start to run into one another, people just start to make wheezing sounds.