World Bronchiectasis Day - Education
Join the COPD Foundation and numerous other global lung health organizations as we champion World Bronchiectasis Day, July 1st. World Bronchiectasis Day is an annual event established to raise awareness and action for those affected by the disease worldwide.
Read on to discover World Bronchiectasis Day education and what you need to know to help educate others about bronchiectasis.
Faces of Bronchiectasis | Living with Bronchiectasis
In this video, people with bronchiectasis from around the world talk about their bronchiectasis diagnosis journey. Learn the symptoms they experienced, how they were diagnosed, and how having bronchiectasis impacts their lives.
Basics of Bronchiectasis Information Sheet
Basics of Bronchiectasis - English
気管支拡張症とは？ - Japanese
لق إضافي أدواع المل يمكنك المحتويات وات- Arabic
Grundlagen der Bronchiektasie - German
Los Fundamentos Basicos de la Bronquiectasias - Spanish
Bronquiectasias: Aspetos Básicos - Portuguese
Bronchectasie 101 - French
Treatment of Bronchiectasis Information Sheet
Treatment of Bronchiectasis - English
FAQs About Bronchiectasis
Q. What Are the Symptoms of Bronchiectasis?
The main symptom of bronchiectasis is a cough with varying mucus production. Many people have symptoms for months, even years, before getting diagnosed.
Other symptoms include:
- Repeat chest infections
- Increased tiredness
- Unexplained fever, chills, sweat, and weight loss
- Chest pain
Q. How is it Diagnosed?
An X-ray is the most common test to diagnose or confirm bronchiectasis. One common type of X-ray test is a computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest, which shows a detailed picture of your lungs.
Another standard test is the pulmonary function test (PFT).
Q. What You Can Do About It
If you suspect you have bronchiectasis or have symptoms, see your health care provider for testing. Download your free copy of the All About Bronchiectasis for information about living with bronchiectasis.
For more frequently asked questions on bronchiectasis visit the Bronchiectasis FAQs page.