Bronchial Thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma, and helps improve breathing and quality of life for those who suffer from asthma attacks and may have airway constriction. Bronchial Thermoplasty is meant to help reduce asthma attacks as well as open up airways making it easier to breathe and improve quality of life in the process.
What Is Bronchial Thermoplasty?
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is a procedure that is used to treat individuals who suffer from the effects of severe asthma. This treatment is typically delivered over the course of 3 appointments. This treatment utilizes heat to relax muscles that are too tight and are restricting airflow throughout the lungs.
Clinical studies have shown that BT reduces asthma attacks in those who are suffering from severe asthma. BT is proven to improve the quality of life for those who find it difficult to breathe and may need to go to the emergency room from time to time.
Is Bronchial Thermoplasty Beneficial to Me?
Bronchial Thermoplasty is great for those who have not seen much benefit from the traditional and conventional treatments. Traditional treatments include steroid based inhalers and asthma medicines. If you are unable to participate in activities in life due to difficulty of breathing, Bronchial Thermoplasty may benefit you greatly.
Benefits of BT Treatment
BT treatment has many benefits that can help return your quality of life. BT is clinically proven to reduce asthma attacks for a minimum of 5 years along with other benefits. These benefits include less ER visits and being able to do the activities you love more.
What Are the Risks of BT Treatment?
One of the most common side effects that comes with BT treatment is worsening of symptoms almost immediately after treatment. The frequency of the respiratory symptoms will increase and can happen within one day of the treatment being administered.
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At MXBowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center, we are dedicated to helping you live a healthier and happier life. Marc Bowen, M.D. is a pulmonologist in New York City that provides exceptional high quality care to all his patients.
With nearly three decades of clinical practice specializing in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, and internal medicine, Dr. Bowen knows exactly how to help. Call us at our East Side office at 212-480-4062, or our West Side office at 212-480-4062. You can also visit us at www.mxbowenppc.com to schedule an appointment.