Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition that needs to be managed carefully. You should establish good habits, including maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and most importantly, quitting smoking.
As well as trying to lead a healthier life, you will be required to take medications to combat the symptoms of the disease. During flares or lung infections, you may need to take antibiotics and occasionally these may involve IV infusions in the hospital. You will have to perform daily mucus-clearing therapies to help keep your chest clear.
Bronchiectasis patients have to regularly undergo various tests including lung function tests, CAT scans, mucus tests and occasionally a bronchoscopy.
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