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Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis (BE) is a condition where the lungs’ airways are abnormally stretched and scarred, resulting in mucus buildup. Often BE is caused by an infection or other condition that injures the walls of the airways or prevents mucus from being cleared. 

People with BE have periodic flare-ups of breathing difficulties, called exacerbations. 

Exercise can help with the management of bronchietasis. To view a helpful pulmonary rehabilitation exercise video visit Pulmonary Rehabilitation Daily Fitness and Exercise Video 

To learn more about BE including information about causes, symptoms, and treatment visit Healthing – Inspiring Canadians to Live Better.