Life Expectancy Bronchiectasis
Treating bronchiectasis includes taking care of existing symptoms, reducing their severity so that exacerbations are not as common and reducing morbidity and mortality by caring for the fundamental conditions. Early diagnosis helps in planning a more successful therapeutic intervention.
General medications prescribed by physicians consist of a combination of antibiotics, expectorants, bronchodilators, and free oxygen therapy if needed. Surgical procedures are also conducted if necessary in severe cases.
Surgical intervention is sometimes needed in people with severe complications. Indicators for surgical interference include excessive hemoptysis, an ineffective Treatment for Bronchiectasis routine with antibiotics, presence of a foreign body or a non-malignant tumor, severe infections with MAC, Pseudomonas or Aspergillus sp.
Maintaining a healthy way of life contributes to lower morbidity, mortality rates, and an increased lifespan for patients. This includes not smoking and not coming in contact with second-hand smoke, vaccinations against pneumonia and influenza, and sufficient nutritional supplements and hydration.