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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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My husband has mild bronchiectasis can you suggest any

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Hi, my husband has mild bronchiectasis can you suggest any treatment we can do to elevate his symptoms?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, my husband is under QMH for this and has been shown breathing exercises. He also has an inhaler. Just wondered if we could try anything else.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Not really. They have also diagnosed my husband with chronic nasal sinusitus but he feels his airways are clear. It''s the coughing that irritates him and he is now chesty with it. We thing he has caught a cold on top of all this. He has had the flu and pneumonia jab too.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: 4 years. No other symptoms. Breathing dosen't seem to be a problem. He brings up phelm occassionally.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

What is his age?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is the mainstay of the treatment. The following are advised;

1) Exercise prescription is targeted at 60% of the maximal workload for about 20-30 minutes, repeated 2-5 times a week. An interval training regimen consisting of 2-3 minutes of high-intensity training (60-80% maximal exercise capacity) alternating with equal periods of rest might be a substitute for patients who cannot tolerate sustained activity.

2) Respiratory muscle training and deep breathing exercises.

3) Psychosocial and behavioral intervention to handle anxiety, depression, difficulties in coping with chronic lung disease.

4) Even passive smoking should be avoided.

5) Supplemental oxygen therapy.

6) Chest physical therapy.

7) Respiratory infections if present, should be promptly treated.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No thank you
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