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Category: Cough

Bronchiectasis – Dr. William Girard

When a cough becomes chronic and productive, when lower respiratory infections become frequent, the culprit may be a disease known as bronchiectasis. In some cases, bronchiectasis is congenital. But it most commonly arises as a complication of other diseases or from environmental exposures. Pulmonology specialist Dr. William Girard answers questions about bronchiectasis in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is bronchiectasis and what causes it? (first question)

How is bronchiectasis different from other lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis? (skip to 1:19)\

Is bronchiectasis progressive like other lung diseases such as COPD? (skip to 2:25)

Why are women more prone to bronchiectasis than men? (skip to 3:44)

What are the symptoms of bronchiectasis? (skip to 5:22)

How is bronchiectasis diagnosed? (skip to 6:34)

How is bronchiectasis treated? (skip to 7:10)

Can bronchiectasis be prevented? (skip to 9:37)

Chronic Cough – Gerald Brown, P.A.

Most of the time it’s just a nuisance that goes away on its own. But sometimes, it’s an indicator of something very serious. Chronic cough, a cough that persists over an extended period of time, afflicts nearly all of us from time-to-time. The question is, how long should we let it go before getting an evaluation from a health professional. U.T. Health Science Center Physician Assistant Gerald Brown answers the most frequently asked questions concerning chronic cough.

What is the definition of chronic cough? (first question)

What are the causes of chronic cough? (skip to 0:38)

Are there risk factors for chronic cough? (skip to 0:59)

What complications can a persistent cough cause? (skip to 1:40)

How is chronic cough treated? (skip to 2:00)

How effective are over-the-counter medications and liquids at treating cough? (skip to 2:32)

Can chronic cough be prevented? (skip to 3:20)

Are there any home remedies or comfort measures that can help with chronic cough? (skip to 3:59)

When is chronic cough more serious than just an annoying cough? (skip to 4:17)

At what point should one see a physician regarding a cough? (skip to 4:41)