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is bronchiectasis a disability

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Urbanic
17 years experience 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience 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 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Ct scan: Ct scan chest can diagnose bronchiectasis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: Asthma can be a disability depending on the severity of the asthma.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
26 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Depends: It depends on what your vision is.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability beca ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
No: Dm is a treatable disease, and we attempt to restore the patient's quality of life back to pre-diagnosis. Only if the conventional treatments fail do ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IT CAN BE: Diabetes can trigger cardiac, kidney and cerebrovascular disabilities. It is the number one cause of strokes and heart attacks, as well as blindness a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: A dangerous one.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: The conditions are completely separate; however, some of the same risk factors occur for both, namely smoking and exposures to certain types of dust.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Pulmonary embolism: We usually consider pulmonary embolism (from blood clots) as a single event in which it is part of the workup to discover the cause and treat it; for ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It's not: Although about 40% of adhd patients will have a co-existing learning problem/disability, the adhd is a separate issue.One of the most amazing experts ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
YES!!: Chronic obstructive lung disease. This is a heading for chronic bronchitis/asthma and emphysema. One may have overlap with eachother. This is diagnose ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A health condition: A health conditon that has not yet been identified and that is disabling. For you that can be a women's health condition that has not yet been d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Short of breath: Sudden onset of chest pain with shortness of breath is a common symptom. A cxr will confirm it. Pneumothorax / ptx can be spontaneous or traumatic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Having HIV is not necessarily a disability as many people can live quite long with treated HIV infection. Aids is a term that is used for someone who ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Depends: A disability is a condition that affects major life activities. If your seizures are under control, then there really isn't a disability (unless you w ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Data: Data shows that the average life span of a patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis is a 50% survival at 2 years; this is equivalent to most cancers. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not usually: This website should help you. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Many patients with dyslexia have a parent or relative with it. In medicine, dyslexia refers to the inability to read or recognize graphemes (written m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Cervical spinal stenosis can be a valid reason to apply for disability if it is severe and causes disabling symptoms--like severe pain or weakness of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Emphysema: Mild emphysema is not a death sentence.
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