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Bronchiectasis Symptoms, Causes, Complications, and Prognosis 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

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Formoterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...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 a long-acting bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

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 is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

budesonide nasal Budesonide Nasal

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

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...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 »