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i hear my lungs rattle when i lay down and go to bed. sometimes

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i hear my lungs rattle when i lay down and go to bed. sometimes when i sit in my chair. kind of a weezing sound. not short of breath, but have been a smoker for 35 years. is there something that i can do to clean out my lungs? just recently quit smoking
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.

How long and how frequently are you having the symptoms?

Do the symptoms occur daily?

Are the symptoms getting worse?

When have you consulted doctor last?

Do you take any medicine?

Do you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
noticed it over the last 4 years. yes daily. no. no.yes, for diabetes arteriovenous malformation 4 years ago
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The wheezing sound can be from bronchospasm.

As you were smoker for last 35 years, chronic obstructive lung disease can be possible.

In case of mild heart failure there can be wheeze.

Shortness of breathing can occur if there is severe spasm of airway or heart failure is too much.

You should have an examination of chest and heart to find out the cause.

Chest X-ray, EKG will be needed.

If the doctor feels lung function test can be taken if it is due to lung cause.

Treatment will depend on the findings.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.