Bronchiectasis Quiz

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Phillip Aguila

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

Eisaku Kamakura

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Respiratory medicine

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is bronchiectasis?

Condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally wide. There are a number of causes including infections but it may be unknown in some cases.

Symptoms of bronchiectasis

  • Cough

  • Phlegm

  • Blood in saliva

  • Blocked nose

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bronchiectasis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bronchiectasis

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have phlegm?

  • Do you have blood in your phlegm?

  • Do you have nasal congestion?

Treatment for bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis itself cannot be reversed. Treatment aims to prevent infections and flare-ups. This is done through a combination of medication, physical therapy to the chest, and lifestyle changes like quitting smoking. In some cases, oxygen therapy or surgery may be required to treat complications.

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Medically Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

Eisaku Kamakura

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Respiratory medicine

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