Bronchiectasis: What You Need To Know
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Bronchiectasis (pronounce as brong-kee-ek-tuh-sis) is a lung disease that causes mucus to be cough up. The bronchi are the airways in the lungs that allow air to enter. The interior surfaces of the bronchi thicken over time in bronchiectasis due to inflammation, leaving scars. Mucus collects in these tubes because the walls aren’t strong enough to keep the mucus from moving out of the lungs. Furthermore, the cilia (thin strands that resemble hair and aid in the movement of mucus) are destroy. Infections are more likely to occur as a result of this, and breathing becomes difficult. Exacerbations happen when breathing or coughing becomes more difficult..