A Guide for Asthma Patients
Asthma is a chronic airway disease where inflammation in the lungs causes by narrow, swollen airways, increased mucus, chest tightening, shortness of breath, coughing and a characteristic wheeze. There are different types of Asthma-
Child-Onset Asthma, Exercise-Induced Asthma, Adult-Onset Asthma, Cough-Induced Asthma, Occupational Asthma, Allergic Asthma, Nocturnal Asthma and Steroid-Resistant Asthma (Severe Asthma).
Some medical instruments like Inhalers, Peak flow meters etc. can help to prevent the patient of Asthma.
Bronchial Thermoplasty is a non-pharmacological intervention developed for the treatment of moderate to severe asthma. Results bronchial thermoplasty to modest improvements in quality of life scores and clinically relevant reductions in severe exacerbations and emergency department for asthma.
Bronchial thermoplasty leads to a short-term increase in asthma-related morbidity.
BT is listed as one of the emerging treatment option for severe asthma by Thomson in 2011 he also listed, BT is an emerging therapy for asthma. The balance of risks and benefits of bronchial thermoplasty treatment should be discussed with patients for the procedure. The procedure must be carried out in facilities that are adequately equipped to perform a bronchoscopy and should equipped to treat respiratory emergencies. Respiratory physicians who undertake bronchial thermoplasty should be experienced.
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