Health Tips

There are certain steps that you can take to reduce the risk of developing bronchiectasis and to help with early diagnosis and treatment. These include:

  • Avoid using cough suppressants, as suppressing a cough may aggravate the condition and delay diagnosis.
  • Avoid smoking or being around other smokers, espcially when pregnant.
  • Breastfeed your child to help boost immunity and lower his/her risk of infection.
  • Follow a healthy and balanced meal plan to help boost immune function and reduce your risk of infections that could damage the lungs and cause bronchiectasis.
  • Chest infections often seem trivial and nonthreatening, but should be dealt with promptly as deterioration of some of these conditions can cause damage that can later result in bronchiectasis.
  • Be careful about your living environment. Living in cold and damp environments for extended periods increases the risk of serious chest infections.
  • Get vaccinated against illnesses that are known to cause bronchiectasis, such as whooping cough.

References:

  1. Bronchiectasis - (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/brn/treatment)
  2. About Bronchiectasis - (http://www.blf.org.uk/page/bronchiectasis)
  3. Know More on Bronchiectasis - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronchiectasis)
  4. Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors - (http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchiectasis/symptoms-diagnosis-treatment.html)

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