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Wed, Jan 15 7:33am · Colonoscopy and bronchiectasis in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I have a smartvest and it has been helpful. I could not bring anything up before using it and now I am able to get a little out of my lungs. I also nebulize. I do both twice daily and think they are both beneficial. I was told I have MAC/bronchiectasis 8 months ago.

Sun, Jan 5 3:54pm · Percussion Vests in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Mine is also a Smartvest with the Velcro and they can be adjusted to be snug but I find them pretty easy to maneuver. Right now I use 3% saline that comes in 15 cc but am going to speak to my pulmonologist after reading these posts about increasing the saline percentage and see if it is supplied in less than 15 cc. It takes forever it seems for the 15 to be completely used. I had a CT and my doc has diagnosed MAC based on that. I had a bronch with biopsies and washings but all the results have been negative which is puzzling to me and makes me wonder if I indeed have MAC or just the bronchiectasis which shows on the CT. Has anyone else been told they have MAC without positive cultures/sputum/biopsies?

Sun, Jan 5 7:53am · Percussion Vests in MAC & Bronchiectasis

My vest has Velcro straps only and is pretty easy to apply. I try to nebulize and use the vest at the same time to save on time. The respiratory therapist said it could be done that way.

Fri, Jan 3 6:31pm · Percussion Vests in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I do and I really think it is helping clear my lungs. But I have a question. Does it make anyone somewhat sore after use?

Dec 7, 2019 · Turbocharging the body's healing efforts in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I read the "beating bronchiectasis" book also and am adjusting my diet accordingly. Not sure of "Terry Wahls" diet. Am trying to incorporate all of Daniel's suggestions as much as possible. Doubt I do the acupuncture. But healthy eating can't be bad! I think my percussion vest is helping also along with nebulizing. I guess time will tell for all of us.

Dec 6, 2019 · Turbocharging the body's healing efforts in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hello! Loved ready this. I too purchased and read "beating bronchiectasis" and am applying a lot of his advice and what you have said to a new lifestyle. I have a repeat CT scan next August and my goal is to have a great improvement in the results. Have not tried the kimchi yet though. Hope it tastes ok 🙂