Having bronchiectasis makes it hard for your lung’s natural cleaning system to clear out germs, dust and mucus. People with bronchiectasis have to clear their lungs every day to get rid of germs, dust and mucus. Clearing your lungs helps prevent infections.
The main treatments for bronchiectasis are medications and chest physical therapy. This is usually done by a physiotherapist or a trained member of your family.
If your bronchiectasis is caused by an underlying disease or infection, your doctor will treat that too. Sometimes people with advanced bronchiectasis will need surgery or a lung transplant.