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Permanent damage to or inflammation in the bronchial tubes can lead to a condition known as Bronchiectasis. It can be caused if you have mistakenly swallowed some foreign particles, or breathed in harmful stomach acids. It can lead to excessive coughing with blood, shortness of breath and even chest pain.
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS DIAGNOSED?
A specialist from the Pulmonology department can take a look at the symptoms with a physical examination before conducting tests like the sputum test, a chest X ray, a CT scan, other pulmonary function tests and a purified protein derivative skin test to diagnose the issue.
HOW IS BRONCHIECTASIS TREATED?
The damage caused to the lungs by bronchiectasis is permanent, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms and stop the damage getting worse.
The main treatments include:
• exercises and special devices to help you clear mucus out of your lungs
• medication to help improve airflow within the lungs
• antibiotics to treat any lung infections that develop
• Surgery is usually only considered for bronchiectasis in rare cases
DID YOU KNOW?
Although there is no permanent cure for Bronchiectasis, following medical advice may help to improve symptoms. Patients should be advised on having medicine on time, drinking plenty of water, exercising and following a healthy diet. Prevention of lung infections is very important since the disease can be aggravated by harmful microbes.