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I need information on treatment for Bronchiectasis
What information do you need?
My Dad has been diagonsed with the same
What is the treatment available for the same?
Firstly if the cause is known, it may be treated
Then symptomatic treatment for symptoms is given
During acute exacerbations antibiotics are given
cause is unknown, in scan reports, damage appears along the lower side of both lungs
What symptoms does he have?
while climbing stairs, he gets Out of Breath
Any coughing episodes?
esp while sleeping in night, lot of cough
If the coughing episodes are more than 2 - 3 times a day, inhalers will be needed
so not able to sleep
yes...my dad is using inhalor
This means his breathing is getting impaired
Is his symptoms controlled with it?
before dinner every night, my dad uses inhalor
some nights yes, but some night no
When there are days thatthe coughing is worse and associated with sputum
then get the sputum examined and if positive for bacterial infection, he will need short course of antibiotics
My Dad also is a Doctor
Still I wanted to get a second opinon
yes, used antibioctics for some days, but now even antibiotics looks useless
Yes antibiotics are to tide the acute crisis
they mostly work for short time only
Otherwise one option is to surgically remove the damaged lung
This step is not for everyone
is Surgery a good option at age of 66
and sometimes symptoms start after surgery is as well
The anaethetist doctor will be able to tell after seeing the medical condition of your father
Apart from this he may drink pure drinking water
to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics for other reasons
breathing techniques like XXXXXXX XXXXXXX can also increase lung capacity
yes, dad does lot of walking for this purpose
Mostly we want to expand his lung
XXXXXXX is a type of yoga
Lots of research has been done to see its effectiveness in bronchiectasis
Do you have any question?
I will discuss more with Dad on this
will revert back in case of any questions
Bye for now
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