Bronchiectasis Treatment: To whom it may concern whats good for some one with Bronchiectasis and lung damage thanks

Bronchiectasis is the term which applies to a condition where one's large airways are not only widened but also injured. An inflammation which keeps on affecting the person or a possible infection which affects one's airways could be responsible for this condition. While talking about symptoms one has to remember that it is not uncommon to see bronchiectasis symptoms take root rather slowly. There is a possibility that even years may pass after the causal factor, before bronchiectasis symptoms occur. In general you will have symptoms like blood in your cough, wheezing, a cough that is chronic, and paleness. It is also classically associated with sputum that is excessive and smells bad. This condition has not only been known to occur at birth but it also has been seen to develop much later. Thus, while it may be congenital, there is a chance that the problem might present itself when the individual is still a child on account of an infection or even foreign object inhalation. Thus, the manner in which bronchiectasis may eventually develop is also different. In America, the cause behind half of such cases would the condition of cystic fibrosis. Something as innocuous as breathing in your food particles, which occur when one eats. However, this must occur frequently for it to lead to this condition. Since a doctor is already treating the person for lung damage and for bronchiectasis, it would be advisable to let the doctor determine what is in the best interest of the patient. This is because the doctor will know the case history and the possible complications with bronchiectasis. For instance, there is a possibility of pneumonia affecting the patient again and again.

With regards to treatment, there are a number of factors which need attention. Besides treating the infection and controlling the secretions one also has to look at preventing complications. Speak to a respiratory therapist about coughing exercises in addition to methods of postural drainage. To help breathing, it might be a good idea to try different respiration exercises to discover what suits you. Chest physical therapy is another popular option which might involve clapping on one's chest in an energetic manner. As far as lifestyle is concerned it might help to identify the possible foods that could cause mucus buildup. This might include basics like milk, oils, soy and even meat. Talk to the doctor about the possible underlying causes which might be behind any lung injury.

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