Bronchiectasis with a Side of Asthma
Bronchiectasis: a condition where damage causes the tubes in your lungs (airways) to widen or develop pouches. It makes it hard to clear mucus out of your lungs and can cause frequent infections. Coughing a lot with pus and mucus is the main symptom of bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis can’t be cured but can be managed with treatment.
Asthma: a lung disease, where your airways get narrow and swollen and are blocked by excess mucus. Medications can treat these symptoms.
Question -- fellow co-morbid sufferers: how do you know how much bronchiectasis vs asthma? Do people with asthma alone have to clear excess mucus? What medications have helped either your asthma and/or bronchiectasis? If you feel gunky in the morning, is it more bronchiectasis than asthma? Will under treating either condition result in the worsening of the other?