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I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?
Uncertain: as to your question. Your condition is not "cold realted" if you are referring to the environmental temperature. Surgical excision of the involved pulmonary segment is the only "cure",however medical treatment (antibiotics, respiratory therapy) is usually sufficient! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
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
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
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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