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What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis ?

What are the treatments 4 atelectasis existing with bronchiectasis ?

The Vest: If you don't already have one, please ask your physician to prescribe this. It is a "unique therapy system designed to help mobilise pulmonary secretions through high frequency chest wall oscillation". I am not a pulmonologist, however a close family member has had bronchiectasis for 30 years and has not had a bout of pneumonia since she began using this vest. She is 87 and still plays tennis! ...Read more

Dr. Gwen Huitt
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Bronchiectasis (Definition)

Bronchiectasis is widening and inflammation of the airways that someone can be born with (congenital bronchiectasis) or acquired over time secondary to infection, inflammation, underlying autoimmunity, immune deficiency or inhaling a foreign object. Approximately 1/3 of cases of bronchiectasis occurs in ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me of the possible treatments available for basal cystic bronchiectasis?

Pls can u advice me of the possible treatments available for  basal cystic bronchiectasis?

Thoughts: Stop smoking. Regular x-ray followup. Flu shots. Antibiotics when respiratory illness starts up? Can be helpful. Postural drainage to reduce collection in the cystic areas of destroyed lung. Need some knowledge of which lobes and best positions to get into to drain any collections . Pulmonologist will help. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of atelectasis please? Existing with bronchiectasis, it was seen on my ct, i think its a recurrent issues for me

What are the treatments of atelectasis please? Existing with bronchiectasis, it was seen on my ct, i think its a recurrent issues for me

Many: There are many things we would consider to treat atelectasis depending what causes it. However, once atelectasis occurs, the our job is to control your symptoms and slow down the progression of the diseases. If it's due to smoking, you should stop smoking. If it's due to frequent pneumonia you should see an immunologist and pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What r the treatment options 4 bronchiectasis if inhalors, physio & antibiotic use [ 2--3 monthly] fails 2 stop chronic cough causing 2ndary problems?

What r the treatment options 4 bronchiectasis if inhalors, physio & antibiotic use [ 2--3 monthly] fails 2 stop chronic cough causing 2ndary problems?

Cough: Allergies, gerd, sinus infections and other issues can all be involved in bronchiectasis. Ent, allergist, pulmonary, GI and primary care often work together to limit future damage and optimize your lung function. ...Read more

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Can oxygen therapy be used to prevent cough in bronchiectasis patients?

Can oxygen  therapy be used to prevent cough in bronchiectasis patients?

No: Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations. To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis for last 4 years i v been needing antibiotics so frequently 4 flu like symptoms, any better solutions/ alternative treatments?

I ve bronciectasis 
 for last 4  years  i v been needing antibiotics so frequently 4 flu like symptoms,  any better solutions/ alternative treatments?

Bronciectasid: Make sure that your doctors have checked you for allergy, sinusitis, reflux and zenker's diverticulum. All of these alone or in combination can continue to affect your already compromised lungs. Also try to eliminate irritants and toxins... Fabric softeners, dryer sheets, scented products and dust. Sometimes you need an ent, allergist, a GI specialist and a pulmonologist to maximize your lungs. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more