Advanced treatment for severe asthma near you
Baylor Martha Foster Lung Care Center at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas now offers bronchial thermoplasty (BT), which may offer life-long reduction in severe asthma attacks.
People with severe asthma have an excess of smooth muscle tissue lining their airways. During an asthma attack, this muscle constricts the airways, making breathing difficult. BT can reduce excess smooth tissue in the airways.
BT does not replace current daily maintenance medications, but instead, it works with it to provide long-term stability in asthma symptoms and lessens severe asthma attacks requiring oral steroids.
In a clinical trial, almost 79% of asthma patients treated with BT reported significant improvement in their asthma-related quality of life, including reduction in asthma attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations for respiratory symptoms, as well as fewer days lost from work, school and other daily activities due to asthma.