Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Do you understand the different type of nebulizer treatments? :https://www.copdfoundation.org/portals/0/downloads/101Library/Nebulization-101-Basic.pdf

4 hours ago

Kandy

KandyWishing everyone a breathe easy Tuesday!! 

15 hours ago

CHtun

CHtunUpdate on Bronchiectasis Treatments Including new Investigational Therapies

www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-SYvCEFME

1 day ago

CHtun

CHtunThe risk of mycobacterial infections associated with inhaled corticosteroid use

https://erj.ersjournals.com/press/2109-treating-asthma-or-copd-with-steroid-inhaler

1 day ago

  • Ksmiles123If we must corticosteroids, hopefully, it is on a short term basis. It is really challenging since many of us have an overlap of disorders such as asthma, NTM or Bronchiectasis.
    It is important to avoid triggers as much as possible. 1 day ago
CHtun

CHtunNewly Discovered Molecule Fights Off Over 300 Kinds of Drug-Resistant Bacteria


https://www.sciencealert.com/newly-discovered-molecule-fights-off-over-300-kinds-of-drug-resistant-bacteria

1 day ago

JD

JDvoted on Goal Setting and the NTM/Bronchiectasis Patient

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1 day ago

Kandy

KandyHappy Monday and new week everyone!! 

1 day ago

BklynProf

BklynProf

I need to find a nebulizer that is light and portable for travel abroad. Does anyone have any experience with portable nebulizers that they can share? I'd prefer one that is rechargeable rather than requiring batteries. Thanks!

2 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

2 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! There has been a break in the heat/ humidity in some areas of the US. I hope that you can get out and enjoy the nicer, more beautiful, breathable weather. A short walk or just being outdoors is so good for our physical and emotional health. Have a pleasant day. :) 

3 days ago

Kandy

KandyHave a great Friday and weekend everyone!! 

4 days ago

Kandy

Kandyvoted on Energy Management-The Key to Living with NTM/Bronchiectasis

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4 days ago

TimD

TimDvoted on Energy Management-The Key to Living with NTM/Bronchiectasis

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4 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Are you managing your energy well on these hot and humid summer days?

4 days ago

JohnT

JohnTvoted on Energy Management-The Key to Living with NTM/Bronchiectasis

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

marsrocket

marsrocketHere's an article about a simple breathing technique called the physiological sigh, to reduce stress and support overall health.

https://www.dayagrant.com/blog/the-physiological-sigh

5 days ago

Vinny M

Vinny Mvoted on Energy Management-The Key to Living with NTM/Bronchiectasis

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5 days ago

marsrocket

marsrocket

Apparently there's still a 3% sodium chloride shortage. Last month I tried to refill my prescription with Walgreens. It was on back order for 4 weeks before they gave up. Thanks, Walgreens! Trying again this week, but it's still out of stock. Getting by with the .9% sold by Amazon and Walmart. Kind of a silly situation. It's just salt water!

5 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Is the heat, humidity, being indoors drying out your nasal passages?
Nasal rinses and nasal over the counter medications are recommended. 
I cannot wait to turn off the air conditioner and have cooler air.

5 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! Below is a you tube video on travel tips for COPD patients. Many of the tips apply to our members as well. https://m.youtube.com/shorts/lozKAor1LMQ

6 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! Humidity is a term that we hear more frequently than the term dew point by weather forecasters. Do you understand the difference in these two terms? The link below reviews the difference: https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidity#:~:text=For%20example%2C%20a%20temperature%20of%2030%20and%20a,30%20degree%20day%20with%20a%20100%25%20relative%20humidity

6 days ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

Hello! How are you dealing with the heat wave? Tis challenging to remain indoors a lot due to high heat and humidity. 

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123

1 week ago

Kandy

Kandy

Good morning Monday everyone I hope your staying cool and hydrated. This came into my email this morning so thought would share it.




https://www.healio.com/news/pulmonology/20220804/daily-tiotropium-improves-lung-function-but-not-exacerbation-frequency-in-bronchiectasis?M_BT=5577106971742

1 week ago

Ksmiles123

Ksmiles123Hello! It has been brutally hot in many areas. Below is a link which reviews the causes and symptoms of heat exhaustion: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21480-heat-exhaustion

1 week ago

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