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A 38-year-old female asked:

I ve bronciectasis of lower lobe and i heard its a progressive disease, is it true?, does it means i now ve a shorter life? i've regular chest troubles

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Dr. Abimbola Olowo
Hospital-based practice 18 years experience
Bronchietasis: Are a smoker, worked in a job that entails wearing a mask? Are you coughing alot, wheezing, tried with doing more activity? These questions will help direct how much attention needs to be placed on seeking medical attention regarding your lungs.
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 18 years experience
See below: Usually, bronchiectasis itself isn't progressive. It's the underlying disease. Often though, people do pretty well with bronchiectasis, maybe having no issues at all.
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Last updated May 23, 2017

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