You deserve a fuller life—now a revolutionary procedure can help!
If you are taking asthma medications—but still have asthma attacks—Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) may be right for you.
In a clinical study, 79% of severe asthma patients treated with BT reported significant improvements in their asthma-related quality of life, compared with patients who did not receive BT treatment.1
What makes BT different from asthma medications?
- Short-term (rescue) asthma medications offer temporary relief by relaxing the airway muscle so that it does not block the airways during an asthma attack.
- BT is not a medication, and works in a very different way to provide long-lasting relief.
- BT, delivered by the Alair™ System, is a safe outpatient procedure that uses mild heat to actually reduce the amount of excess airway smooth muscle tissue in the airways. Learn more about how BT is performed. Less muscle tissue means less airway constriction during an asthma attack. Patients can breathe more easily—and are less likely to have an asthma attack.1
- Fewer asthma attacks means less need for the associated oral steroid treatment—and its side effects.
- BT does not replace your asthma medication. Instead, BT works with your asthma medications to give you added, long-lasting protection from serious asthma symptoms.
- In a clinical trial, BT was also proven to reduce asthma attacks, emergency rooms visits for respiratory symptoms, and time lost from work, school, and other activities due to asthma symptoms.1
1. Castro M, et al, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:116-124.