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Bronchiectasis is a chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection. People with bronchiectasis have periodic flare-ups of breathing difficulties, called exacerbations.

Learn About Bronchiectasis

What is bronchiectasis and is it serious? See what it means to have this chronic condition.

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Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

Learn what causes bronchiectasis, how to identify its signs and symptoms, and how to reduce your risk.

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Diagnosing and Treating Bronchiectasis

Find out what to expect from your doctor and how bronchiectasis is treated.

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Living with Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a long-term condition with symptoms that need to be managed over many years.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Bronchiectasis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor. Here are questions to ask about bronchiectasis.

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This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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