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Doctor insights on: Bronchiectasis And Remedies

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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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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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What causes bronchiectasis?

What causes bronchiectasis?

Smoking irritates: Smoking irritates the bronchi. It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to bronchitis or pneumonia. Smoking causes lung injury resulting in emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer among many other risks. Please don't smoke. ...Read more

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How can I treat bronchiectasis?

How can I treat bronchiectasis?

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 in a place with clean air - at least 1 mile from highways & streets with trucks & buses. Exercise. Maintain normal weight. Control diabetes. Laugh. Take all meds prescribed by your doctor. Get flu & Pneumovax vaccines. Gamma globulin may help. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for bronchiectasis?

Are there any cures for bronchiectasis?

Surgery: If bronchiectasis is confined to one particular lobe of lung, it may be amenable for surgery, then it is curable. ...Read more