Bronchomalacia

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What is bronchomalacia?

With breathing, air passes into the nose and mouth, down the throat and splits into the right and left bronchi leading into each lung. In bronchomalacia, the tissue (cartilage) of the airway is weakened, and the passage of air in and out of the body is compromised.

Common symptoms reported by people with bronchomalacia

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 bronchomalacia

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

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(GNC N-Acetyl Cysteine)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bronchomalacia (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 bronchomalacia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bronchomalacia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(GNC N-Acetyl Cysteine)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchomalacia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
bronchomalacia (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 bronchomalacia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bronchomalacia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 2
60s 3
70+ 0
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 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 4

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

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