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Bronchiectasis

I have MAI (mycobacterial avium infection) and I also have bronchiectasis. I continually cough up phlegm, yellow and white. The doctor has me on Albutol. My pulmonary doctor didn't really explain to me about bronchiectasis except that the small little hairs in the bronchial tree are destroyed. Are there other medications to decrease all this coughing up phlegm all day long.
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Bronchiectasis can develop at any age.  Inflammation causes damage to the airways of the lungs.  When the airways become dilated this is called bronchiolectasis.  When the airways become distorted with areas where mucus can collect this is called bronchiectasis.  This can be due to a lung infection during childhood, but it can follow lung infections as an adult especially severe pneumonia or repeated lung infections such as bronchitis.  In fact, in recent years, a correlation has been found between a lung infection with the nontuberculous mycobacterium called Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAI) and the development of bronchiectasis primarily in post-menopausal women.  When a person
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