Reader's Digest : 2019-10-01

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13 Things

Treating your COPD and still struggling? Chronic productive cough? Repeated antibiotic use for chest infections? These may be indicators of bronchiect­asis—a common but frequently undiagnose­d condition caused by chronic inflammati­on of the airways.1 Half of people with serious COPD may have bronchiect­asis.2 Philips Incourage vest therapy is a drug-free way to clear excess mucus from the lungs. Ask your doctor if the Philips Incourage system may be right for you. For a bronchiect­asis informatio­n kit, call 833.208.5324 or visit www.respirtech.com/be. We change lives. We help people breathe better. 1. Maselli DJ, Amalakuhan B, Keyt H, Diaz AA. Suspecting non-cystic fibrosis bronchiect­asis: What the busy primary care clinician needs to know. Int J Clin Pract. 2017;71(2):e12924. 2. Martínez-garcía MA, de la Rosa Carrillo D, Soler-cataluña JJ, et al. Prognostic value of bronchiect­asis in patients with moderate-to-severchron­ic obstructiv­e pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;187:823–831. © 2019 Koninklijk­e Philips N.V. All rights reserved. | 910172-000 Rev C