The official blog of the Lung Institute.
The Lung Institute’s remarkable cellular therapy that treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now available throughout the United States. This is not another drug. It’s a treatment!
Knowing all of your COPD treatment options is important. When you have all of the information you need, you’re better able to make an informed decision about your healthcare. Keep reading to learn more about all of your COPD treatment options.
The most common symptom of pulmonary fibrosis is shortness of breath. In early stages, the condition often produces only mild breathlessness, which may be unnoticeable at first. Over time, as scar tissue continues to accumulate in the lungs, the associated breathing difficulties typically worsen. For instance, some individuals initially become winded during intense exercise, but…
Emphysema affects lung function in three main ways. First, emphysema causes holes to gradually form inside the lungs’ air sacs, thereby weakening their internal structure and inhibiting the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Second, emphysema damages the elasticity of the airways that lead to the air sacs, causing the air sacs to collapse and…
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive condition that is characterized by respiratory difficulties. Oftentimes, COPD results from a persistent cycle of emphysema and chronic bronchitis — emphysema causes the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs) to lose elasticity, and chronic bronchitis causes the bronchioles (air passages) to become inflamed, leading to increased…
While not as common as other chronic lung diseases, bronchiectasis affects many people. Keep reading to learn about bronchiectasis treatment options here.
Cellular treatment for COPD has helped many people feel better and breathe easier. Learn more and read their cellular treatment for COPD stories here.
Learn more about National COPD Awareness Month, ways to become involved in the movement and how to raise awareness about COPD to improve care.
Each week, the Lung Institute takes a look at the trending stories in the world of lung disease. This week we look at the air quality at the Rio Olympics. Click the link to find out more.