Tracheobronchomalacia

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What is tracheobronchomalacia?

Tracheobronchomalacia is characterized by weakness and floppiness in the walls of the trachea extending into the main bronchi. This uncommon disorder of the windpipe usually occurs in infants and may cause respiratory problems such as breathing abnormalities or respiratory infections.

Common symptoms reported by people with tracheobronchomalacia

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with tracheobronchomalacia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
tracheobronchomalacia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
tracheobronchomalacia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Holiday)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with tracheobronchomalacia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tracheobronchomalacia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for tracheobronchomalacia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tracheobronchomalacia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Organic gardening)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (2 evaluations)
Side effects
shortness of breath with exertion
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for tracheobronchomalacia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tracheobronchomalacia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Holiday)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tracheobronchomalacia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has tracheobronchomalacia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 4
50s 6
60s 6
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 17

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 0

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