Natural Remedies for Bronchiectasis

| Modified on Oct 22, 2022
Bronchiectasis Remedies
Posted by EmmausRoad (FL) on 01/18/2022
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Does anyone have information specifically for Bronchiectasis? It is technically a COPD disease with some significant differences. There are two types, Cystic Fibrosis and Non Cystic Fibrosis. I have the non Cystic Fibrosis type. Bronchiectasis is inflammation of the Bronchial tubes caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Apparently it is often caused by contamination in surgical settings through ventilators or water.

I had several surgeries between 2007 and 2009 for Breast Cancer. I developed Bronchiectasis within a few months after my last surgery, although it took nearly five years to get an accurate diagnosis.

Bronchiectasis differs from other COPD diseases in that it is characterized by excessive phlegm production, occasional bleeding of the bronchial tubes, constant flu like symptoms associated with the infection, periodic low grade fever, and coughing (particularly when laying down at night) and wheezing. Many people with Bronchiectasis are mis-diagnosed as asthma, COPD, etc.

Apparently, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is already somewhat antibiotic resistant when it infects the lungs. The general progression is one of mild infections in the beginning, then increasingly worse and worse over time. In the last four months, I have been on antibiotics of varying kinds and strengths five times. I have now become resistant to ALL of them. When the infection "blows up" it happens very fast and I have been hospitalized twice in two years with Pneumonia.

I had tried some natural remedies in the early stages of this disease but saw no improvement, so succumbed to the idea that the medical establishment was my only hope. Now that is gone as well. I am ready to try ANYTHING. I am particularly interested in CS, DMSO, HP inhaled or diffused. I am starting an ACV and MSM intake protocol.

I also do a clearing technique I learned at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. I lay on the bed with my legs bent, feet tucked up close to my hips and then raise my hips as high as I can. Trying to avoid coughing, I labor breathe out, pushing the phlegm down my esophagus to my throat and then simultaneously coughing and sitting up and spitting into a cup. I do this several times until there is nothing left to cough up. I do this once a day, usually in the evening before dinner (ie; on an empty stomach! ).

I also use a percussion machine, a vest filled with air that percusses, loosening the phlegm and I use Symbicort 160/4.5 inhaler after breakfast, once a day.

I would appreciate ANY suggestions people have on how to improve my condition. Thank you all so much in advance!

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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 01/20/2022

ER, you might want to start with h2o2 inhalation. Any of the various methods work, but the one we used is filling a mug with boiling water, spritzing some h2o2 into it and breathing the vapors. At first, 4-5 times a day.

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Posted by KS (Glenview, IL) on 09/22/2022

I have a simple solution for you - mullein tincture. I've used it for long covid. I had serious fatigue post covid and read this was helpful. Overnight I had improvement and had some energy. The recommendation is 3x/day. It's inexpensive and if you put a dropperful in just a little bit of water it's not too bad, has a licorice taste. I recently had a check up and my doctor said my lungs were clear. I still had a chest x-ray and it confirmed I was clear. My doctor said covid lungs have a distinct sound like broken glass. And no I never had the vax.

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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 09/27/2022 55 posts

I haven't had your particular lung malady, but what cleared my lungs in the summer of 2021 is taking Amazon's Durvet ivermectin horse paste (IHP), apple flavored. With the IHP, I had to intentionally cough up lung mucus for about 10 days I would say, but my lungs were finally clear. The Amazon price per tube has recently gone from about $34 for 3 tubes to around $50 for 3 tubes.

The ivermectin dose in milligrams is .2 times your body weight in kilograms. Take every two weeks or I just took it on the 1st and again on the 16th or 17th of the month. So with a body weight of 210 lbs, the dose for me is 19 mg so I rounded it up to 20 mg since each section of the paste has 5 milligrams of ivermectin in it. So I took 4 sections of the paste for each dose. I took the IHP for 15 months.

During 2021, I had taken Covid every few months, or about 3 times until I started this horse paste which really cleared out the mucus in my lungs for good.

Now I take the 50 mg zinc picolinate (ZP) capsules at 400 mg per day in divided doses during the winter and 300 mg per day in warmer months for allergies and such. So that is 2 capsules or 100 mg every 6 hours in winter. I order ZP capsules from PipingRock when they are on sale.

So I now think ZP is possibly better than ivermectin because taking ZP reversed a sore throat for me several times in the winter of 2021-22. I also tried taking zinc citrate powder at the time, which did nothing, so I immediately switched back to the ZP.

I had become very impressed with quercetin dihydrate in 2016 for protecting my lungs and sinuses.

I had thought that taking quercetin dihydrate powder (QDP) would protect my lungs from Covid, but it didn't. I have known taking QDP to move mucus out of my lungs, so taking QDP is probably advisable. I order QDP from BulkSupplements in the 250 gram bag. Mornings I just take a level quarter measuring teaspoon of the yellow quercetin powder with water, which is about 500 mg.

For decades, what has liquefied lung and sinus mucus for me is 1/2 slightly rounded measuring teaspoon of Dash Table Blend seasoning (DTBS), taken with water. I buy the 6.75 oz bottle at Walmart in the spice aisle. It has expectorant herbs in it. It usually takes 2 or 3 days to start to thin the lung mucus if the body is ready to cough it up, with the sinuses eventually clearing as well.

So I think the IHP, ZP, QDP and DTBS could possibly improve your lungs.

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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 10/03/2022 55 posts

I recently modified my ZP zinc dose cure to be three 50 mg capsules internally every 8 hours, which makes it a more convenient 3 times per day as my sore throat reversal or prevention dose. So it's now 450 mg of ZP per day (speaking only for myself anyway), and I will see how it performs this winter against the expected flu or viral symptoms of whatever new variants.

I go to town to shop every 10 or 12 days, and my Covid sore throats would start the next day like clockwork during the winter months, so I am glad megadosing the ZP worked surprisingly well for me. I have considered that my immune system may be impaired from a long since blown out vasectomy from 1980.

Any member concerns about zinc overdoses are well-taken by me and accepted.

I thought about also including copper in my supplements to offset zinc, but haven't.

Thanks and appreciation for all opinions such as from Marty about my possibly excessive zinc intake, and for pointing out the superior absorption of the picolinate form of zinc.

Actually, I stopped taking the zinc picolinate on Nov 3, 2022 because of indigestion.

I will still try taking ZP for any sore throats but probably at the 2 capsule dose of 400 mg per day instead of 600 mg per day.

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Posted by Tom (Sierra Vista, AZ) on 10/08/2022 55 posts
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Well I went to town on Wednesday and had the sore throat two days later on Friday. I had visited Walmart and Fry's grocery for a few hours.

So I implemented a three capsule dose of 50 mg zinc picolinate (ZP) internally every 6 hours. That's 150 mg of ZP per dose or 600 mg per day. It worked great again, within a day, to eliminate the sore throat. I like the 3 capsule dose because it provides a surplus of zinc while the 2 capsule, 6 hour dose was barely enough to overcome the sore throat.

I don't have any bad or negative side-effects from this level of ZP.

This form of zinc is so absorbable that I see the chance of a zinc overload as unlikely because the cells take it up and then utilize zinc to eliminate the virus.

I like the 6 hour dose interval because that also worked well for me last winter.

Actually, I stopped taking the zinc picolinate on Nov 3, 2022 because of indigestion.

I will still try taking ZP for any sore throats but probably at the 2 capsule dose of 400 mg per day instead of 600 mg per day.

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Posted by Art (California) on 09/25/2022 1584 posts

Michele, Here is a link to a supplier that offers many different brands of NAC : Https:// Art

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Posted by Alan (Prescott Az) on 09/22/2022

For my clients who arrive with bronchitis, I suggested “ivy extract “ found on the Webb in pill form. It is not expensive, and within about 15 minutes they are breathing easier. Not sure, but think 3 times a day is maximum! Know it probably won't cure you, but might give you some relief! Alan

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Posted by Joseph A. (Stockton, CA) on 09/22/2022 75 posts

Hi I haven't read the entire message but I have had a friend that also suffered from that, I told her to take 500mg of NAC. Daily, I recall that eating an apple a day also helps. I will research my records if the dosage is different, however I think I am right. Thank you. 09/22/2022

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Posted by Rachel Hubbard (England ) on 09/23/2022

Hi I recently found this wonderful film about MMS

The great Jim humble found it and there's been alot of misinformation as it's not profitable..

I hope this helps


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Posted by Patty (USA) on 09/22/2022

Book. The Be Clear Method. To Living with Bronchiectasis by Linda Esposito

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Posted by Lucy (USA) on 09/23/2022

I was just reading through Ted's remedies for Kidney Disease and came across one of his replies stating that high blood pressure can be caused by MMS.

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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 10/03/2022 55 posts

Marty, thanks for your opinion and the zinc dose is suggested really just for myself in that it worked so well.

Thanks for the reminder about copper.

Actually, I stopped taking the zinc picolinate on Nov 3, 2022 because of indigestion.

I will still try taking ZP for any sore throats but probably at the 2 capsule dose of 400 mg per day instead of 600 mg per day.

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Posted by Lillyann (Brisbane, Australia) on 04/23/2022

Hi Art,

Thank you very much on such a detailed explanation how to treat bronchiectasis and would like to ask you just a one question if you can help. I would like to try using Colloidal Silver in Nebuliser but I don't know how much to put CS in it. Would you please know to tell me how much Colloidal Silver should go in Nebuliser? Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Lilly.

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Posted by laura (FL) on 08/31/2022
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Hi Emmaus... I am dealing with this as well, along with pseudomonous infection and also do not have cystic fibrosis.

I have tried many natural routes and would be happy to connect with you to talk through what has worked for each of us....I am in St Pete Fl...

One of my next approaches may be methylene blue with red light therapy...

Thank you, Laura

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Posted by Terry (UK) on 09/22/2022

I have a friend who regularly, most days, brings up 1 to 1.5 pints of mucus.Some days all her waking hours are spent coughing the mucus up.
She suffers from bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and many other illnesses.
She tried PT for several months although this was getting unbearable, so when need now uses a nebuliser.
She as recently suffered two bouts of pneumonia and the anti bionics are losing their effectiveness
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted by michele (California ) on 09/22/2022

I have COPD, chronic bronchitis, asthma, the whole shot, also cancer. One of the side effects of the meds I'm taking is coughing so docs haven't really pursued this but say it's a result of the meds. I'd like to try the NAC & wonder where I can find it. My present treatment has been albuterol/ipatrophium bromide & budnesonide in a nebulizer which is sort of effective but I think I could do better. Thanks in advance!

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Posted by MillieBee (Philadelphia PA) on 10/21/2022

Can you tell me how many times per day you use this nebulizer treatment?