Hi there. I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 4 years ago and was told it was mild. I am now beginig to cough every morning .have an awful taste in my mouth and feel very low. I feel as if I have just been left for the condition to worsen.
I have been looking at research and clinicl trials for the disease, but there doesn't seem to be anything out there.
I have googled surgery for the condition and apparently there is surgery but that is if only one lobe is affected. I don't knoe if I have one lobe or two as I have never been told. With regards to surgery- there is the chance of a lung transplant but this is available only when u are the end of life stage and chances are u wont survive the op. There is also the problem of the availability of the organ.
I am just looking for something to offer me some hope. I feel as though I am in a big black hole and there is absolutely no way out.
Can I ask someone when the lungs become congested is that how they are for good, or do they improve with certain techniques? I have recently retired and want a few holidays abroad, but am concerned that thwe constant couging will make travelling and even socialising a real problem. Sorry to sound so negative, but am really struggling. Does anyone know of any clinical trials? it just makes sense to me to try and combat the condition while it is stil relatively mild as I hope I am still in the mild stage.