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Four Treatments for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Living with Chronic Lung Disease

3 May 2018
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Pulmonary fibrosis causes scar tissue to form in the lungs’ air sacs, making it more difficult for the lungs to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. A type of interstitial lung disease, it can have several different causes, from environmental pollutants and medications to medical treatments and conditions. Sometimes, though, there is no known cause. In…

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How Cellular Treatment Helped One COPD Patient Regain Her Life

1 May 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and constant coughing, can feel like a death sentence to many. For those diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, the gradual loss of abilities and the progression of the disease can be devastating. But for patients like Vaneta…

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Emphysema Treatment Options: Breathing Easier with COPD

26 Apr 2018
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A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema gradually destroys air sacs in the lungs that carry oxygen to the bloodstream. Emphysema also reduces the elasticity of airways leading to air sacs. Over time, breathing becomes more difficult, and as the disease progresses, people with the condition typically experience chronic shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing….

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One Patient’s Journey: A Story of COPD and Cellular Treatment

24 Apr 2018
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) often starts with trouble breathing. Patients like Herb may go years before being diagnosed. And after a diagnosis, the progression of chronic lung diseases like COPD can reduce quality of life and lifespan. While there is no cure for COPD, certain treatments can help ease the symptoms and progression of…

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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Avocado and Fresh Berries

Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in antioxidants that can help promote lung health. Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 1…

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Treating Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis Treatment Guidelines

19 Apr 2018
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Sarcoidosis of the lungs results from the growth of granulomas, or inflammatory cells, and is characterized by a persistent dry cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain. While sarcoidosis is resolved on its own in about half of all cases, it may linger for years, causing lung scarring and other damage. There is no…

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Interstitial Lung Disease Patient Sees Better Breathing After Cellular Treatment

17 Apr 2018
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Three months after Barbara’s cellular therapy she noticed she could climb a flight of stairs or walk up to a mile – near impossibilities before her therapy.

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What Causes Fibrosis of the Lungs?

5 Apr 2018
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What causes fibrosis of the lungs

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that thickens and hardens the lung passageways responsible for carrying oxygen into the bloodstream. It can cause shortness of breath even with minimal activity.

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How to Reduce COPD Exacerbations

29 Mar 2018
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If you have COPD, how can you keep your symptoms under better control, hopefully decreasing your odds of an exacerbation?

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* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

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