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Bronchomalacia In Adults
Mgt: The airway continues to grow, and maximizing nutrition is part of the management. If the airway function improves with a bronchodilator this can be helpful. In addition, preventing infections is important. Further management and review of records can be obtained via an inbox consult with Healthtap. ...Read more
Acquired causes: Usually acquired causes of tracheobronchomalacia include compression of structures by goiter, vessel, cyst, abscess. Recurrent infection, emphysema, and certain types of trauma can also do it. With being overweight, especially when lying down the resulting symptoms could be the same, but I'm not exactly sure it causes the symptoms in the same exact way. ...Read more
Tracheomalacia: Flaccidity of the tracheal walls secondary to defective cartilaginous rings.
Bronchomalacia: Flaccidity of the bronchial wall secondary ot defective cartilageinous ring
These conditions can be primary, that is the cartilage is lacking or secondary due to compression on the cartilage.
They are often together. ...Read more
Is this serious? My baby's on ventilator developed condition called bronchial malasia/bronchomalacia. What is this?
Bronchomalacia may result from an underdevelopment or weakening of the airway wall. The airway then collapses more easily and can cause respiratory symptoms.
As the baby grows, the lung will grow and help to minimize the effect of this part of the airway on breathing.
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I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?
See below: There aren't a lot of options. If you smoke, stop smoking. Then, I would look at a tertiary care center than has interventional pulmonology. You might be a candidate for a dynamic Y stent. Then, if this helps, you can be evaluated by a cardiothoracic surgeon for possible a surgical fix. If these aren't options, you may need a tracheostomy depending on the degree of symptoms you have. ...Read more
I'm 35, was diagnosis w/ refractory asthma, distal bronchomalacia & gerd. Pulmonary hypertension was seen on ct. Should I worry about this / see a cardio dr?
Yes: Cardiologist and / or pulmonologist can evaluate you. ...Read more
No.: Pandas is an acronym which stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disease associated with streptococcal disease. No. By definition, pandas is a pediatric disorder. It is possible that adolescents and adults may have immune mediated ocd, but this is not known. The research studies at the nimh are restricted to children. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you can drink milk without problems, you can drink it. You may want to select low-/non-fat milk. If you have lactose intolerance like many of us, you may want to avoid it or drink either lactose- free or soy milk. There are varying degrees of lactose intolerance. As we get older we make less and less lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. Many adults get gas and bloating with mil. ...Read more
Targeted therapy: The current treatment uses drugs call kinase inhibitors that shuts off the oncogene that is believed to cause cml. This oncogene, known as bcr/abl is caused by an exchange of genetic material at the chromosomal level. ...Read more
I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more
Adult croup: Croup is by definition hoarseness, stridor (the sound of air moving through an obstruction), and hoarseness. Generally croup is an illness of childhood. There is one fixed area in the airway called the subglottis. Kids get croup because this area is small and when is swells in reponse to inflammation/infection, the area becomes more narrow. If you have a persisent barky cough, see a physician. ...Read more
Yes: Milk is healthy for children, as well as adults, as it is rich in calcium and vitamin d. There are different options from a fat content standpoint so adults have a choice between non-fat, 1%, 2% or full fat. Young children should only be given full fat milk as their developing brain needs the fat. Consult with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more
For all ages, but: Pedialyte is a rehydration solution that is balanced to the specific needs of infants and children but can be used by all. However, the average adult with a bit of vomiting & diarrhea can get similar benefit by diluting gateraid half/half with water. The adult system has more resilience in such a setting. Things like apple sauce, jello and old fashion chicken soup can also be beneficial. ...Read more
No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more