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Doctor insights on: My Mother Has Developed Bronchiectasis What Is It Exactly

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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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My mother has developed bronchiectasis. Can you tell me what that is?

Distorted airways: Bronchiectasis occurs when a portion of the large airways becomes damaged, usually due to infection and scarring, and loses its elasticity. The floppy airway collapses easily which leads to trapping and pooling of pulmonary secretions and a cough that produces copious amounts of phlegm. ...Read more

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What is the best management for bronchiectasis?

Depends: There are several different causes of bronchiectasis and they would lead to different treatments. It would be best to identify the cause first and then specific treatment recommendations could be made. ...Read more

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Is bronchiectasis like copd?

Different cause: Some symptoms like shortness of breath and sputum production are the same, but the disease is different. A history of pertussis or other serious deep lung infection is frequently the cause of bronchiectasis where the bronchial tubes are chronically infected and inflamed with breakdown of the wall of the bronchial tube. The diameter of the bronchi is enlarged and abnormal. ...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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How long one can take Deltacotril 5mg in bronchiectasis and does it play role in minimizing infections.

Deltacortril: This is prednisolone, should be taken under doctor's supervision, the lowest effective dose and for the shortest duration as needed. It doesn't minimize infection, rather minimizes inflammation, it isn't the main treatment for bronchiectasis, your doctor has a logic in prescribing it though, talk to your doctor, best wishes ...Read more