Primary Bronchiectasis Symptoms
Bronchiectasis can cause a number of symptoms, the most common of which is a chronic, mucus-producing cough. The mucus can be either clear, yellow or green. In some cases, the mucus can be accompanied by blood.
Additional symptoms of bronchiectasis include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Loud wheezing when inhaling
- Increased sinus discharge
- Fevers and/or chills
- Joint pain
While bronchiectasis symptoms are chronic, many people with the condition experience acute episodes in which their symptoms are more frequent or severe than normal (e.g., the presence of three or more symptoms for at least two consecutive days). These episodes are referred to as exacerbations. Sometimes, exacerbations are accompanied by a lung infection, as bronchiectasis makes people more susceptible to the harmful effects of viruses and bacteria.
Cellular therapy is an innovative treatment that has become available to individuals who have been diagnosed with bronchiectasis and other lung diseases. This therapy not only has the potential to help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms, but it may also help slow the progression of the disease. This makes it an ideal supplement to other traditional forms of treatment. The Lung Institute offers cellular therapy, which is performed on an outpatient basis over the course of two days. And because the cells used in the procedures are taken from the patient’s own body, these treatments are not associated with any major side effects.
If you’d like to learn more about how cellular therapy might be able to help alleviate your bronchiectasis symptoms, contact the Lung Institute at (800) 729-3065. We have a compassionate team standing by to answer your questions.