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Old 08-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Cool Bronchiectasis, what can help? Please reply!!!

I've been told that diet helps to control symptoms of Bronchiectasis. Can anyone help me out here? Where can I get a "flutter" from to help break up thick mucus in the bottom of my lungs and best ways of lung drainage, any advice would be helpful.

Thanks in advance

 
Old 08-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Bronchiectasis, what can help? Please reply!!!

I have been told that the best way to help with this disease is lung clearance. I have what they call an Acapella, a small plastic device that you blow into and helps to losen the stuff in your lungs which makes it easier to get out. I use mine twice a day, once in the afternoon and once before I go to bed. Drink plenty of water which is supposed to thin down the mucus. I got my Acapella from my lung doctor. I also use Advair Discus twice a day also.

 
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Kathy1813. I am going to my local gp on wednesday and will ask about all you have suggested as my lung doctor is actually 10 hours away. I have tried to look for the flutter device but i can only locate one in uk. I also suffer severe asthma but the nebs help open my airways and i've been doing saline nebs to help thin the mucus.

 
Old 08-10-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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Please keep in mind that the flutter device is not the same as the Acapella.

 
Old 08-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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i will look up the acapella on the net now to see what you are talking about. Thanks for the advice.

 
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I've been told that diet helps to control symptoms of Bronchiectasis. Can anyone help me out here? Where can I get a "flutter" from to help break up thick mucus in the bottom of my lungs and best ways of lung drainage, any advice would be helpful.

Thanks in advance
I got a flutter valve or acapella from my respiratory therapist.. It really helps me. hawk 123.

 
Old 07-16-2010, 06:39 PM   #7
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Wink my latest problems with bronchiectasis.

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I got a flutter valve or acapella from my respiratory therapist.. It really helps me. hawk 123.
Thanks for that, I now have both a flutter device and an acapella. The bronchiectasis has moved to other lobes of my lungs and the last ct scan showed minor small collapses through all areas of my lungs and 1.5 cm bulla in lower left lung where i have basal collapses. Thankfully we now have resp dr here and they are trying to get me in to see him asap, the one i was seeing is 10 hours away. Does anyone else get pain through chest with this? I also have home o2.

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Bronchiectasis is a confusing disease. Thanks for the reply.

 
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