This video from Dr. Warraich’s Health Channel covers various aspects of the chronic lung disease bronchiectasis. The host of the video, Dr. Warraich, explains that bronchiectasis comes from the Greek words for branches of the lungs (bronchia) and dilation (ectasis).
The widening of the bronchi in the lungs can cause symptoms like a persistent cough and excessive mucus, and can leave patients very susceptible to lung infections.
It’s estimated that one in 1,000 people will have bronchiectasis. The condition can develop at any age, although it will typically affect people in middle age.
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