Bronchiectasis is most commonly caused by a prior or current pulmonary infection or as a result of a specific lung disease like cystic fibrosis. With bronchiectasis, your airways get damaged and fill, rather than expel, mucus.
Because the symptoms can mirror those found with other pulmonary diseases, we perform additional testing to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
Bronchiectasis can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be managed.
Standard treatment plans include medication and various aids in improving clearance of airway mucous. Used together, the mucus decreases and the airways get back to performing their job, allowing you to catch your breath and preventing additional lung infections and damage.
To set up an appointment for bronchiectasis with Austin Pulmonary Consultants, call our North Office at (512) 977-0123 or South Office at (512) 441-9799.
Additional information about bronchiectasis can be found on our resources page.