2. Damaged Airways
Bronchiectasis is the term for a condition affecting the bronchial tubes of the lungs. Unfortunately, it’s a permanent condition that leads to the widening, and thickening of the air passages in your lungs. The wider passageways allow mucus and bacteria to settle in the lungs, resulting in blockages of the airways and bacterial infections.
Medical science has no cure for this chronic condition, and individuals require treatment to live a symptom-free lifestyle. Flare-ups need treatment with oxygen to reduce the symptoms and prevent further damage to the lungs.
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the contributing factors to developing this condition. If you find that you’re having trouble breathing, it may be because of bronchiectasis. Visit your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Your physician will check your lungs, and take a blood sample to determine signs of anemia and infection, as well as a sputum sample to look for bacteria or fungi.