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Bronchiectasis is a medical condition in which the bronchial tubes of your lungs are permanently damaged and enlarged. The damage causes a build up of bacteria and mucus in your lungs. Common symptoms are:
• Chronic coughing
• Coughing up blood
• Abnormal sounds or wheezing in the chest
• Shortness of breath
• Coughing large amounts of mucus
• Weight loss
• Bluish appearance of skin
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will listen to the lungs to check for any abnormal sounds or evidence of airway blockage. The following tests are conducted to support the diagnosis:
2. Sputum test
3.chest X Ray
4. Pulmonary function test
5. Purified protein derivative skin test to check for tuberculosis
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS TREATED?
There is no cure for bronchiectasis, but prompt treatments can help manage the condition. The main goal of treatment is to keep infections and bronchial secretions under control. Common methods include:
1. antibiotics to fight infection
2. bronchiodilators like albuterol and tiotropium to open up airways
3. Medications to thin mucus
4. expectorants to aid in coughing up mucus
5. oxygen therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
A high frequency, chest wall oscillation test can help get rid of mucus.