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When COPD Medications Fail: The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

5 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Medical, Mental Health | Posted by | 13 Comments
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Stem cell therapy is a form of treatment within the field of regenerative medicine which aims to use the body’s natural healing mechanisms to treatment current diseases. In the practice of stem cell therapy for lung disease, the body’s sources for stem cells (blood and bone marrow) are withdrawn from the patient, the stem cells are separated and removed and finally reintroduced into the body through the veins where they eventually settle within the lungs to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The benefit of stem cell therapy as opposed to other traditional forms of treatment is that because stem cell therapy uses the body’s own stem cells, there are virtually no risks of adverse effects.

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Being Physically Active with COPD Helps the Brain

3 Oct 2017
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Mental Health | Posted by | 0 Comments
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If you have COPD or any lung disease, it is important to try and be as physically active as possible to keep you healthy. But, another reason to stay active is because it’s good for your mental health too.

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COPD and Memory Loss

Scientific Findings about COPD and Memory Loss In the 1990s researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied the connection between lung function and dementia risk. Since then, more recent studies have indicated an increased risk of memory loss and dementia as a result of diminished lung function and chronic lung disease. A 15-year study published in 2011 suggested that…

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COPD and Anxiety: 5 Best Relaxation Tips

COPD and Anxiety: 5 Best Relaxation Tips

COPD symptoms like breathlessness cause anxiety for many. Check out our five best relaxation tips to help you breathe easier and manage COPD and anxiety.

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COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality

6 Apr 2017
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Mental Health | Posted by | 11 Comments
COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality

Many people with COPD have depression and anxiety. For World Health Day, we are shedding light on COPD and depression and what you can do to feel better. Keep reading to learn more.

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COPD Symptoms and How to Deal with Them: 5 Steps for Staying Motivated

3 Feb 2018
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Postitivity | Posted by | 10 Comments
COPD Symptoms and How to Deal with Them: 5 Steps for Staying Motivated

Although the solutions for addressing COPD symptoms are well-defined, the execution can be difficult given the exhausting symptoms of the disease. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down COPD Symptoms and How to Deal with Them: 5 Steps for Staying Motivated.

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COPD and Seasonal Affective Disorder: Steps to Cope

3 Jan 2017
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Mental Health | Posted by | 8 Comments
COPD and Seasonal Affective Disorder: Steps to Cope

COPD and seasonal affective disorder can have a compounding effect on feelings of depression. Keep reading to learn steps to cope with COPD and seasonal affective disorder.

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Meditation and its Effects on COPD

20 May 2016
| Under Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Mental Health | Posted by | 0 Comments
Meditation and Its Effects on COPD

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other forms of lung disease who practice meditation have reported an improved sense of well-being and better mood. Here’s what you need to know about meditation and its effects on COPD.

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Writing as Therapy

22 Feb 2016
| Under Lifestyle, Lung Disease, Medical, Mental Health | Posted by | 4 Comments
Writing as Therapy

When someone has been diagnosed with a progressive lung disease, noting symptoms, treatment problems and other concerns can be helpful. Writing about challenges and their emotional effects can help a person feel as though they’re taking control and overcoming the sense of powerlessness that illness can bring.

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* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and stem cell procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.