Bronchiectasis Topic Guide

Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes of the lung become damaged. Inflammation from infection or other causes destroys the smooth muscles of the bronchial tubes. Bronchiectasis is a form of COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis). There are three primary types of bronchiectasis: 1) cylindrical bronchiectasis; 2) saccular bronchiectasis; and 3) cystic bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis may also be acquired or congenital. The most common symptoms of bronchiectasis are recurrent cough and sputum production. There is no cure for bronchiectasis. Treatment is often geared toward controlling the symptoms of bronchiectasis.

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budesonide and formoterol inhalation Budesonide And Formoterol Inhalation

Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Budesonide is a steroid...learn more »

fluticasone and salmeterol (inhalation) Fluticasone And Salmeterol (inhalation)

Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is a steroid and bronchodilator combination medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to preven...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol inhalation is used to control the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide inhalation is a steroid that is used to prevent asthma attacks...learn more »

albuterol and ipratropium (inhalation) Albuterol And Ipratropium (inhalation)

Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to prevent asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchospasm...learn more »

budesonide nasal Budesonide Nasal

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol oral is a bronchodilator taken by mouth to treat bronchospasm (wheezing, shortness of breath)...learn more »

albuterol inhalation Albuterol Inhalation

Albuterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is al...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

ipratropium inhalation Ipratropium Inhalation

Ipratropium is a bronchodilator that is used to to prevent bronchospasm in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including bronchitis and...learn more »