A 38-year-old female asked:
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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
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
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.
Answered on May 23, 2017
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Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
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.
Answered on May 23, 2017
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