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Updated: 04/12/2014 08:00:01AM

Bronchial thermoplasty breath of fresh air for woman

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Alisha Styles, 37, never takes a single breath for granted. She spent years in and out of the hospital due to severe asthma, sometimes relying on a ventilator to move air in and out of her lungs because she couldn’t breathe on her own. Styles constantly felt fatigued, was unable to play with her four children or even walk short distances without needing her rescue inhaler until she underwent bronchial thermoplasty.

Bronchial thermoplasty works by applying heat directly to the inflamed airways and is the first FDA approved non-drug therapy for treatment of severe asthma.

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