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Why is bronchiectasis caused by smoking?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bronchiectasis.

Smoking mainly causes emphysema, which is damage to the alveoli and smaller airways in the lungs.
Bronchiectasis is damage to the larger airways, which is usually due to a medical condition or lung infection, even in childhood. Smoking with bronchiectasis, obviously, would be particularly bad.

In brief: Bronchiectasis.

Smoking mainly causes emphysema, which is damage to the alveoli and smaller airways in the lungs.
Bronchiectasis is damage to the larger airways, which is usually due to a medical condition or lung infection, even in childhood. Smoking with bronchiectasis, obviously, would be particularly bad.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Smoking irritates

Smoking irritates the bronchi.
It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to bronchitis or pneumonia. Smoking causes lung injury resulting in emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer among many other risks. Please don't smoke.

In brief: Smoking irritates

Smoking irritates the bronchi.
It causes inflammation and can damage the bronchi and bronchioles ability to naturally clear out pathogens leading to bronchitis or pneumonia. Smoking causes lung injury resulting in emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer among many other risks. Please don't smoke.
Dr. James Urbanic
Dr. James Urbanic
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