Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by cough, mucus production and recurrent chest infections.
It can have different origins, with up to half of the people with bronchiectasis not knowing its origin.
Current treatments’ goal is to treat the underlying conditions and lung infections, to remove mucus from the lungs, and to prevent complications. There is a lot of research going on and directed toward breaking the cycle of bronchiectasis with therapies that aim to improve airway clearance, treating chronic infection and reducing inflammation.
This section offers readers more information into this ongoing research work.