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What is Bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis is an obstructive lung disease that is characterized by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree resulting in an obstruction in the flow of air and impairment in a person's ability to clear lung secretions.

What is it like to have Bronchiectasis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Bronchiectasis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Bronchiectasis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bronchiectasis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 13
30s 23
40s 24
50s 37
60s 25
70+ 14


Distribution of females vs. males

74% Females
26% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 100
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Bronchiectasis patients who have completed their condition history
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