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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)