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Does anyone get wheezy after eating?

Sorry in advance if that sounds weird but I always get chesty when I eat, anything. Does this happen to anyone else? Thank you!

S.Mama

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I get wheezy after I eat spicy food, and/or cold stuff, like Ice-cream!

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Unfortunately I noticed this wheezy after eating my favourite dishes sometimes. But I refuse to make asthma take away the other joys of my life.

Gill

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depends, if i'm ill anyway, then i get wheezy eating, drinking, even had an attack on the loo before which was rather embarrassing as poor fiancee had to get my neb for me!

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I quite often get out of breath and feel tight chested if I'm quite full. Kinda thought maybe your lungs had a bit less space but not sure!

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I do too, when i eat anything i get chesty!! im glad im not alone - thought i was going mad lol!

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same, i thought i was losing (even more of) my marbles. I get wheezy while drawing too which for an artist can be a bit discouraging

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all food increases your rate of breathing

all food increases your rate of breathing as your body has to expend energy to digest it.

We stop noticing after a while and particular foods may cause us to feel more wheezy than others.

I think i have worked out I am lactose intolerant this summer (as well as beef intolerant) after a lifetime of hearty consumption......

Sometimes if you eliminate certain foods you can minimize the wheeziness you feel.

Many people just feel a bit more wheezy as their breathing increases anyway......similar to EIA just we no longer consider eating or digesting an activity!

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I too am lactose intolerant, but luckily it doesn't make breathing bad, but I suffer the other effect, which is rather unpleasant.

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Yep especially after eating dairy x

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I don't normally wheeze, but certain foods get me coughing away. I seem to have most problems after eating soya protein.

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It would be a good idea for people who notice certain patterns of increased asthma symptoms after particular foods to discuss this with your doctor or asthma nurse if you haven't already done so. Self-diagnosing food sensitivities and allergies is not a great idea, especially in asthma, and there has been recent research suggesting food allergies might be a factor in problematic asthma and could be underdiagnosed - jacionline.org/article/S009...

Also, where there is diagnosed food allergy alongside asthma, very good asthma control is important to help minimise the risk of anaphylactic-type reactions and asthma exacerbations.

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yep i do especially after eating dairy and spice dishes, not nice when i like my food (dairy also makes me phelmy which makes me cough)

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