Bronchiectasis

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What is Bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis is an obstructive lung disease that is characterized by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree resulting in an obstruction in the flow of air and impairment in a person's ability to clear lung secretions.

What is it like to have Bronchiectasis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Bronchiectasis and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Atrovent, Atrovent HFA, Atrovent Nasal) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Bramitob, TOBI, TOBI Podhaler) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil, Amoxin, Clearamox) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Amox TR-K CLV, Amoxin Comp, Augmaxcil) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans, BuTrans Transdermal Patch, Buprenex) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Raniclor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro, Cipro XR, Ciprobay XR) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, Foxair) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Bronchiectasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Bronchiectasis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Salvent CFC Free, Albuterol Inhaler, Albuterol Nebulizer) 9 more
How many have tried
11
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Atrovent, Atrovent HFA, Atrovent Nasal) 4 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Bramitob, TOBI, TOBI Podhaler) 1 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil, Amoxin, Clearamox) 2 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Amox TR-K CLV, Amoxin Comp, Augmaxcil) 3 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans, BuTrans Transdermal Patch, Buprenex) 4 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Itching and rash from patch adhesive
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Raniclor)
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro, Cipro XR, Ciprobay XR) 1 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Somnolence
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Avamys, Flixonase Aqueous Spray, Flixotide) 8 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, Foxair) 4 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Bronchiectasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bronchiectasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 13
30s 24
40s 23
50s 40
60s 27
70+ 16

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 104
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Bronchiectasis patients who have completed their condition history
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