Alex B.: A Veteran’s Journey With Pulmonary Fibrosis

by | Sep 24, 2019 | Blog, Patient Stories

For 4 years, Alex proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and he learned a lot about teamwork during those years. In 2019, Alex was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but he was able to find another team to help him on his journey with this chronic lung disease. That team was the health care team at Lung Health Institute.

What Challenges Has Alex Faced Since His Diagnosis?

After his initial diagnosis, Alex’s doctor quickly put him on supplemental oxygen. However, that was only slightly effective. It soon became harder for the veteran to walk without his walker, and he had a cough that was constantly nagging at him. Walking to the mailbox became a chore that was just too much for him, and it was even difficult to do small chores around the house.

Alex Found Help From the Team at Lung Health Institute

Alex and his family started looking around for pulmonary fibrosis treatment options, and his daughter and son-in-law found out about Lung Health Institute. After doing some research, they told Alex about the cellular therapy that Lung Health Institute offers, and he came in for his first treatment just months after his initial diagnosis.

How Has Cellular Therapy Affected Alex’s Life?

After his first cellular therapy treatment, Alex started noticing improvements right away. He was able to walk a lot more after just the first day of the 2-day treatment, and he noticed that he wasn’t tiring as easily as before.

His second 2-day treatment session has had even better results for Alex. In fact, he was planning to go walk around some parks and a museum with his family after his session was over, and he was planning to do all that without his oxygen or walker. Alex also reports that he has been able to start helping out more around the house since he first had cellular therapy, and he even has a full-time job driving patients to and from a treatment center in his area.

Of the health care team at Lung Health Institute, Alex says, “Everybody’s been super nice.” He also encourages fellow veterans or anyone with pulmonary fibrosis to try cellular therapy for themselves, saying, “As far as I’m concerned, the treatment has been very successful. And, I say go for it.”

Lung Health Institute Can Help You Treat a Chronic Lung Disease, Too

For people with pulmonary fibrosis like Alex, Lung Health Institute offers treatment options that are designed to improve your quality of life. These treatments can also be used by people with other chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Our premier treatment option is minimally invasive cellular therapy. This is a procedure that uses concentrated platelets and cells from your body to target lung disease. These platelets release healing properties that, when combined with blood-based proteins, growth factors and other beneficial cells, may help to promote healing in damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in your lungs.

Another natural treatment option we offer is our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™. This plan is built around lung-healthy diet tips, exercise tips, and other helpful information. The combination of all this information is intended to help boost your immune system, but it can also help train your body to begin using fat as inflammation-fighting fuel.

Take the next step to Breathe Easier™. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

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