Uncovering Asthma

Patient stories

What is Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT)

Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is a minimal-invasive procedure for people with severe asthma, proven to reduce asthma attacks for at least 5 years. Download the Bronchial Thermoplasty Infographic

Hear patients share the dramatic difference Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) has made to their lives. 79% of patients who were treated with BT reported a significant improvement in their asthma-related quality of life.

Patient Testimonials

“When I was younger, I dreamed of being a jockey, but being around horses and being outside in the countryside would trigger severe asthma attacks. My asthma prevented me from pursuing the career choice of my dreams, which was heart-breaking for me.”
Michael Keenan, 53, United Kingdom

“When I was at primary school, I would be in hospital around six times a year due to my severe asthma attacks. I was usually there for three days at a time, and often in the high dependency unit for treatment. It was a worrying time for me and my family.”
Reah Yarworth, 24, United Kingdom

“Bronchial Thermoplasty has changed my life. I am now able to enjoy my life so much more. I can do things that I never dreamed of such as cutting the lawn or taking bags down the stairs. I am sleeping a lot better, which when you have a young family like I do is so important.”
Michael Keenan, 53, United Kingdom

What are my treatment options?

Asthma should never be taken lightly and therefore, the prescribed treatment should be adjusted to our needs. You will find below a stepwise approach for adjusting your treatment. Before taking any measures, you should talk about it with your doctor.

  • Step 1: No-controller devices needed because of the rarity of the symptoms

  • Step 2: Regular low dose of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) plus as-needed short-acting beta-agonists (SABA)

  • Step 3: Low dose ICS/ long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) either as maintenance treatment plus as-needed SABA, or ICS/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy

  • Step 4: Low dose ICS/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy, or medium dose ICS/LABA as maintenance plus as-needed SABA

  • Step 5: At this stage, the severe asthma diagnosis may be engaged and you should seek expert investigation from your doctor
 
 

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