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A 40-year-old member asked:

are there any cures for bronchiectasis?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Surgery: If bronchiectasis is confined to one particular lobe of lung, it may be amenable for surgery, then it is curable.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
No: No cures that I am aware of

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Explain the condition called bronchiectasis.?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a disease of the lungs defined as an irreversible dilation and widening of the large airways. Symptoms are numerous, and include chronic cough, bloody sputum, fatigue, shortness of breath and weight loss. Diagnosis and treatment are best handled by a lung doctor (pulmonologist).
A 50-year-old member asked:

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money.
A member asked:

What do you recommend for bronchiectasis?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
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) & postural drainage can help clear breathing tubes. Treat infection - thick colored mucous - early with antibiotics. Use bronchodilators & inhaled corticosteroids if they help you. If you have a weak immune system add ivig or preferably scig.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I want to know my options for treating bronchiectasis?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Bronchiectasis: So many options: hydration and mucus clearance, chest physiotherapy, bronchodilators, anti inflammatory medications, antibiotics, pulmonary rehab.....Or a combination of all the above. You need a good pulmonologist to work with you.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
If bronchiectasis is a result of an immunodeficiency, typically CVID - combined variable immunodeficiency - gamma globulin infusions may provide protection against future pulmonary infections.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how bronchiectasis will affect my overall health.?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis shares many clinical features with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), including inflamed and easily collapsible airways, obstruction to airflow, and frequent office visits and hospitalizations. The diagnosis is usually established clinically on the basis of chronic daily cough with viscid sputum production, and radiographically. See a pulmonologist asap.

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