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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 a result of the bacteria, which cause continuous inflammation and weakened air passages over time.

There are several causes of bronchiectasis, one of the most common being the genetic cystic fibrosis condition. Other common causes of bronchiectasis include:

  • Traumatic injury to the lungs
  • Tumors or other foreign developments in the lungs
  • Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Abnormalities that prevent the cilia in the lungs from removing excess mucus
  • Immunodeficiency disorders such as AIDS and HIV
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Connective tissue diseases like Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

While there is currently no cure for bronchiectasis, there are many treatment options available to help patients manage symptoms and live with the effects of this lung disease. Traditional treatment options for this condition include oral medications aimed at thinning mucus and treating infection, inhaled medicines (including bronchodilators and corticosteroids) and oxygen therapy. At the Lung Institute, we offer an alternative form of bronchiectasis treatment with our innovative cellular therapy. This natural approach to treatment utilizes cells from the patient’s own body to potentially slow the progression of the disease and naturally improve lung function.

If you have been diagnosed with bronchiectasis and would like to explore cellular therapy as an alternative treatment option, contact the Lung Institute today at (800) 729-3065.


  1. Lung Institute

    7 months ago


    Thank you for your comment. We do not have a Lung Institute Clinic in Atlanta, though we have two in the Southeast.

    (813) 642-6417

    (615) 988-1051

    (214) 935-1699 Scottsdale
    (480) 378-6658

    (724) 635-4202

    Unfortunately, at this time, Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies don’t cover treatment. However, we’re hopeful that treatment will be covered in the near future. Keep in mind that it will take some time before the insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and then decide to cover it.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. So, feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  2. jan

    7 months ago

    Do you have a Lung Institute in Atlanta Georgia?

  3. Lung Institute

    7 months ago


    We are very sorry to hear of your medical situation and we wish you the best. We do not have any clinics in Australia. We have five in the United States.

    Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    The Lung Institute

  4. JUDY

    7 months ago

    Hi , i have Sle , just rcently staged with Interstital lung DISEASE i am 46 and i feel are in the very beginning stages althouGh i have had some major setbacks ! Lllcomplete obstruction and a # spine resulting in l5 disc removal and titaniUm basket plate and screw insertion !


    I am desperate for your knowledge and expertise to enlighten me what trearment options are availble if any and look forward to your response !

    Kindest regards always

    Just recently it has been found that i obtained a triple whammy early stages broNchilitis , with a rhinovirus and heamophilus a accumulation at the same tiem resulting in labage iv ab steroids and the use of mycophenalte and bactrim ds !

    I am just wondering if any of these cellular treatments are available in australia anywhere ! If not could i join a trial for scientific research to Qualify for investigatory treatment and if not what you may feel may be so good alternatives to pursue in my specific caSe !

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