Bronchiectasis is a type of chronic lung disease. It is most often caused due to an infection or other condition that causes injury to the walls of the airways or prevents clearing of mucus from the airways.
Risk factors of bronchiectasis: It can be caused due to congenital problems (problem present from birth) or acquired diseases (that is diseases which occur after birth) which affect the lungs or the airways.
Some problems which increase the risk of bronchiectasis are:
Some conditions or disease which increase the risk of bronchiectasis are:
All these disorders cause inflammation, accumulation of mucus in the airways and infection and this becomes a vicious cycle. Repeated infections and lung damage which leads to bronchiectasis, generally starts many years or months before the symptoms of bronchiectasis may become evident.
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