Friday, January 7, 2011

Surgery To Relieve Asthma

If you're an asthma sufferer, or you live with one, this is for you.

Melinda Beck recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal about a new asthma treatment called "bronchial thermoplasty". The article highlights how the surgery has helped one patient by permanently opening constricted airways.

My son, Jay, is one of the 22 million Americans who suffers from asthma. He maintains a very athletic lifestyle, but it still holds him back at times. It's always pained me to see people hurt from asthma, particularly when it affects more active folks. Imagine not being able to breathe!

Hopefully, this treatment will be helpful to many of those with asthma.

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