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A 38-year-old female asked:

I ve bronciectasis, physiotherapy doesnot help much as its in lower lobe, any alternative ways to keep chest clear?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Yes: Take care to avoid all respiratory irritants (smoke, cold air, mold and dust) even if you do not think you have allergies. Try a anti-inflammatory diet, lower carbohydrates, fruit and vegetable rich. Learn yoga breathing, the inversion postures may be very helpful. Enhance your vitamin d , a, and c levels to fight infection, inflammation, and heal. Good luck with your lifestyle exploration.
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