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What is the Cause of Bronchiectasis?

What is the Cause of Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease characterized by the scarring and widening of the lungs’ airways. The airways then lose their ability to clear out mucus, which in turn causes mucus to build up, creating a blockage that can become a breeding ground for bacteria growth. This lung condition is usually accompanied by reoccurring infections as…

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Is Bronchiectasis Reversible?

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Is Bronchiectasis Reversible?

Bronchiectasis is a chronic obstructive respiratory condition that can lead to serious lung damage. Over time, inflammation in the airways (bronchi) can cause the walls of the bronchi to thicken, which can interfere with the proper drainage of mucus and, in turn, allow bacteria to accumulate and thrive. When left untreated, bronchiectasis can produce recurrent…

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Is Bronchiectasis Curable?

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There is no treatment that can cure bronchiectasis at this time. However, while researchers are still exploring potential cures, people who are living with the condition do have a variety of options for managing their symptoms. These include traditional treatments such as medications and supplemental oxygen to make breathing easier, antibiotics and vaccinations to prevent…

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Bronchiectasis Symptoms and How They Can Affect You

Bronchiectasis Symptoms and How They Can Affect You

Bronchiectasis symptoms can be managed. In this post, we’re going to delve into bronchiectasis symptoms and how they can affect you.

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Bronchiectasis Treatment Options: What’s Available and How It Works

While not as common as other chronic lung diseases, bronchiectasis affects many people. Keep reading to learn about bronchiectasis treatment options here.

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What is Obstructive Lung Disease?

What is Obstructive Lung Disease?

What is obstructive lung disease? Let us explain. Keep reading to learn more about what is obstructive lung disease and what you can do here.

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Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases?

Respiratory Diseases: What are Chronic Lung Diseases?

When it comes to understanding respiratory diseases there can be a lot to learn. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases? And can you the information you need to improve your overall quality of life.

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Understanding Bronchiectasis: What It Is and How to Treat It

Understanding Bronchiectasis: What It Is and How to Treat It

For those living with bronchiectasis, the constant coughing and mucus build-up can feel like a walking pneumonia. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to explain the disease in full, and teach you how to treat it.

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Is it Time to Consider Stem Cell Therapy?

Is it time to consider stem cell therapy?

Do you have a chronic lung disease? Are you wondering if it’s time to consider stem cell therapy? Keep reading to learn more.

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* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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