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A respiratory disorder in which the bronchial tubes are damaged is called as bronchiectasis which leads to bacteria and mucus build up in lungs. The causes are immune disorders, HIV, COPD, tuberculosis, etc. There are various symptoms which include chronic cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, weight loss, frequent respiratory infections, clubbing, wheezing. The diagnosis includes various tests like sputum test, chest X-ray, CT scan, sweat test, pulmonary function test, and the treatment options are chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, bronchodilators, antibiotics, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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