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MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Jan 22, 2020 | Replies (86)

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@alleycatkate Thanks for sharing the information. I wasn't aware of the MAC natural conversion. But my case may just fit the bill. When I was initially diagnosed with MAC and bronchiectasis, I had just coughed up huge amounts of blood out of the blue. I had been very healthy up till then and there was no indication that this would happen to me, except that I was chronically coughing up sticky mucus. The latter was determined to be the result of bronchiectasis, which is incurable but not life-threatening. After I came out of ER, I stopped coughing up blood and have not done so for almost 5 years. My health has been good. I eat well and am active physically. For that reason, I didn't see any reason to go on a drug treatment out of the same concern as others that they might do more harm than good to my body. My pulmonologist agreed with me. I have been very happy with my decision because I continue to be healthy and active with no indication of MAC worsening. I figure as long as I'm able to live a normal life, I can do without the drugs.

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@ling123 …Me too, Ling. Initially, l got pneumonia…and I coughed up blood which led to the detection of MAC and Bronchiactasis. So far, so good. Hope the same for you. Sounds like you are paying good attention to food and exercise also. I think if all went to hell in a handbasket, I would opt for an herbal approach. Fingers crossed for us, one and all. ­čÖé