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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…
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…
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…
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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