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Jun 23, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Just looking for advice. I was recently diagnosed with bronchiectasis, had a cat scan, blood work, and mom died from it. I do not have any symptoms, not coughing at this point or ever for that matter. After reading different articles, and the different group talks, I am not sure if I should be more proactive. SHould I try to see a specialist at Mayo, do I have a bronchoscopy(sp?), without having any symptoms, should I just work on building my immunity and exercising? Thanks for any advice or suggestions, not sure what a specialist would do at this point because I don’t have any active symptoms at this point.
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Mary

Jun 21, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Thanks for your input. My bronchiectasis is only a little spot on each lung right now. So i have nothing to clear out of my lungs as of right now. No coughing, since there is no gunk in my lungs as of yet. That is why I don’t know how worried I should be at this point-Is it even possible to keep it this way?

Jun 21, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Thanks for your reply, I am not sure what to do at this point as I only have 1 small section on each side of my lung that they say is bronchiectasis. My lung function was almost normal, and I am doing another CAT scan. Besides trying to build up my immunity with garlic and tumeric pills, I was told to come back in 4-6 months. I am not coughing at all, never really did. Should I just maintain a healthy diet, exercise and building up my immunity? go to mayo clinic? wait till I get an actual infection? I am waiting for the results of my alpha-? blood test, too. Thanks for any help you can throw my way. Mary

Jun 21, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi lauralynn, Thanks for the response. I am not coughing at all, I never have. So I’m not sure about any treatments at this time. The only thing the doctor has told is to prevent infections. So they said I should take a garlic and tumeric pill. I should try to build up my immune system,.I am trying to walk a little more and trying to eat healthier, but the doctor siad I should see him in 4-6 months. Is there anything else I should be doing to be preventive? Thanks,
Mary

May 11, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

It’s a shock really. I am 55 years old, and my mother died from this. I am having a hard time putting this into perspective, as I have seen the worst of this condition. It’s hard not to look at this a death sentence. I am grateful that I don’t have symptoms yet, but it’s difficult trying to find a doctor that specializes in this that is also in my insurance network.

May 10, 2016 · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. No symptoms yet just starting different tests- another CAT scan, pulminary function test, and possible bronchoscopy. Any advice/suggestions would be greaty appreciated. Thank you!