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I've recently been diagnosed with an acid reflux problem, which helps explain the dry cough (that I'd assumed was just a feature of my bronchiectasis) and which might have relevance to others with the condition. My chest specialist advised that I should not eat or drink for 4 hours before I go to sleep, and that I should use a bed wedge to elevate my upper body during sleep (just raising your head using pillows isn't sufficient). This has had a dramatic impact as most of my day time 'dry' cough has since ceased. I still have bronchiectasis, which will make me vulnerable to chest infections and the coughing that accompanies this, but the dry cough that plagued my days has now been eradicated as a result of my addressing the acid reflux issue. Thought I'd share this in case it might be of benefit to others who, possibly, might also find that they have this condition which aggravates existing bronchiectasis symptoms.
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