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Will my children inherit my bronchiectasis problem?

Will my children inherit my bronchiectasis problem?

They may: It depends on cause of ur bronchiectasis. Some of the causes r genetic, cystic fibrosis, cilia motility problem, primary immune deficiencies, etc. If u have those, ur kids may have higher chance of developing bronchiectasis if they develop those dis. If u developed bronchiectasis because of recurrent lung infections without immune deficiency, or a rare condition, abpa, it is usually not genetic. ...Read more

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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 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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Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal issues and back problems?

Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal  issues and back problems?

No but: You can ask your doctor to give your something (antihistamine nasal spray ?) to decongest your nose or try breathright strip to keep your nose open while doing the drainage. Be sure that your aiming your Nasonex (mometasone) towards the outside direction of the nasal cavity and not the center. ...Read more

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Is there a substitute to doing postural drainage for bronchiectasis?I'm having hearing problem from ear which may be due this but need to drain regula

Is there a substitute to doing postural drainage for bronchiectasis?I'm having hearing problem from ear which may be due this but need to drain regula

No good substitute: Doubt your ear problem is related to the postural drainage but more to your nasal congestion. First make sure that you are using your Nasonex (mometasone) correctly and that you are aiming the nozzle towards the sides and not the center of the nose. If this doesn't help after a few days . Then you need to ask your doctor to prescribe something else for you. ...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