At the age of 29 I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis. I had never heard of it, I certainly couldn’t spell it and I was having difficulty trying to pronounce it. Prior to being diagnosed I used to joke about never really having any sorts of illness, but since being diagnosed I have good months and
Like many chronic lung disease patients, those with non cystic bronchiectasis, are also at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, according to recent research. The study, “Factors related to depression and anxiety in adults with bronchiectasis,” is published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. As a chronic disease, bronchiectasis affects a person’s ability to exercise and can make daily living
Bronchiectasis Awareness poster If you could help us raise awareness of Bronchiectasis by downloading the Bronchiectasis Awareness poster and posting in surgeries and clinics. We can get the message out to look for the symptoms of Bronchiectasis. Many of our community are failing to be diagnosed and misdiagnosed with another respiratory condition.
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My story, Danielle Hudson When I was 18 months old I had a chest infection that turned to double pneumonia and I was in an oxygen tent for 4 days. The antibiotics I was given at this time, tetracycline, left my teeth discoloured. I was in hospital for a year, which was fairly typical for