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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Urbanic
17 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Smoking irritates: Smoking irritates the bronchi. It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Ct scan: Ct scan of chest can diagnose bronchiectasis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Pulmonary toilet: Do things to promote clearance of phlegm from your lungs. Quit smoking. Get everyone who lives with you to quit. Smoking outside not acceptable. Live ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Ct scan: Ct scan chest can diagnose bronchiectasis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Surgery: If bronchiectasis is confined to one particular lobe of lung, it may be amenable for surgery, then it is curable.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Bronchiectasis: Productive cough and frequent infections also coughing blood in some cases.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
A good Pulmonologist: Also don't smoke, avoid others who do, wood smoke & outdoor pollution. Adequate rest & nutrition, vitamin d & omega-3. Deep slow breathing (think yoga ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are several different causes of bronchiectasis and they would lead to different treatments. It would be best to identify the cause first and the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience in Pulmonology
Not really: Most of the cases are acquired after a virulent pulmonary infection, ther are some genetic cases eg kartagner syndrome which can be acquired.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Bronchiectasis: So many options: hydration and mucus clearance, chest physiotherapy, bronchodilators, anti inflammatory medications, antibiotics, pulmonary rehab..... ... Read More
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