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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Bronchiectasis

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people with Bronchiectasis

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

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(TOBI)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ipratropium Inhalant)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (4)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)

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

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

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(TOBI)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ipratropium Inhalant)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (4)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bronchiectasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Somnolence
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bronchiectasis (2)

Data from patients with Bronchiectasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bronchiectasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 17
30s 24
40s 26
50s 45
60s 38
70+ 21

Sex

Distribution of sex

77% Female
23% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 6
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 123
Not Diagnosed 3

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