New Non-Drug Treatment for Asthma

Posted on: 10:08 pm, September 10, 2012, by , updated on: 10:09pm, September 10, 2012


NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some people can’t get their asthma under control even when they take medicines as prescribed.  Now there’s a non-drug treatment that’s the first for people with severe, uncontrolled asthma.

It’s called bronchial thermoplasty, and uses heat to shrink smooth muscle in the airways.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean says patients who may benefit are holding their breath waiting for insurers to cover it.

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