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Dr. Andrew LaBelle, a pulmonologist at St. Luke's Hospital and Cardio-Pulmonary Associates discusses bronchiectasis, a chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection.

Overview

Bronchiectasis or primary ciliary dyskinesia is very rare disorder where the cilia fail to move. The cilia are tiny, hair-like structures found in the respiratory and ear passages and help to clear debris and mucus. The lack of ciliary movement can cause a lung disease called bronchiectasis where a build up of mucus causes infections and airway damage. The airways then become enlarged. The condition can become progressively worse with time and can result in serious breathing problems.

There is no cure for bronchiectasis, but it is manageable. With treatment, you can typically live a normal life. However, flare-ups must be treated quickly to maintain oxygen flow to the rest of your body and prevent further lung damage.

Dr. Andrew LaBelle, a pulmonologist at St. Luke's Hospital and Cardio-Pulmonary Associates discusses bronchiectasis, a chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection.

Overview

Bronchiectasis or primary ciliary dyskinesia is very rare disorder where the cilia fail to move. The cilia are tiny, hair-like structures found in the respiratory and ear passages and help to clear debris and mucus. The lack of ciliary movement can cause a lung disease called bronchiectasis where a build up of mucus causes infections and airway damage. The airways then become enlarged. The condition can become progressively worse with time and can result in serious breathing problems.

There is no cure for bronchiectasis, but it is manageable. With treatment, you can typically live a normal life. However, flare-ups must be treated quickly to maintain oxygen flow to the rest of your body and prevent further lung damage.

Dr. Andrew LaBelle, a pulmonologist at St. Luke's Hospital and Cardio-Pulmonary Associates discusses bronchiectasis, a chronic condition where the walls of the bronchi are thickened from inflammation and infection.

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