Bronchiectasis

What is Bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis is a disease state defined by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree caused by destruction of the muscle and elastic tissue. It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.

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I am diagnosed as having bronchiectasis after 22 years of haveing a persistent cough , however, every indication points at acid reflux ....

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Hi,
Bronchiectasis is a very chronic condition where normal bronchioles and elasticity of lung tissues are affected.
to prevent breathing problems...

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Hi , my girlfriend was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 5 years ago , now is 25. We want to have a baby but i am not sure..how dificuld can be for her...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on HCM.
I advice you to consult pulmonologist befire planning pregnancy and get done
1. HRCT thorax
2. PFT (pulmonary...

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Hello, I have recently finished double strengh amoxicillin for my chest as I have bronchiectasis. I also have RA, lupus and scleroderma. I have...

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I have mild bronchiectasis . While at the doctors office I met a PA who also had bronchiectasis. He said he takes Mucinnex to break up the mucus....

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I recently had an endoscopy whic showed a small hiatus hernia however no one can give me an answer to what the nosie is coming from that area when...

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I have bilateral mild bronchiectasis . I was on kevlex last week, and when that did not seem to do the job, my dr. put me on oxycyline. Today is...

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I have mild (at least that is what the CT said) bilateral bronchiectasis . i used the Acapella Vibratory for the first time Monday night and I...

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my mother had lungs problam since nine months. she is 58 year old.her ct -report says-hrct thorax reveals focal areas of ground glass opacities in...

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age 58, height 5'5'', 8stone 10pounds, have bronchiectasis, non smoker, had tb skin test done76 hours ago. result read by pulmonary nurse after 48...

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