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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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Best Natural Treatments for COPD

9 Dec 2017
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Best Natural Treatments for COPD

To help you get back to your favorite activities and to help you breathe easier, we’ve compiled some of the best natural treatments for COPD here. Read on for more.

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Cellular Treatment for Lung Disease can be as Easy as a Blood Draw

15 Nov 2017
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Since we use your own cells to treat and slow down the progression of COPD, side effects are nearly nonexistent. Cellular therapy has demonstrated the potential to improve quality of life to those who may have otherwise given up hope.

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Why Doesn’t the FDA Approve Our Cellular Treatment?

2 Nov 2017
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Why Doesn't the FDA Approve Our Cellular Therapy?

You are concerned that cellular treatment for lung disease is not approved by the FDA. Our cellular treatments use your body’s (autologous) very own cells, so they do not fall under FDA scrutiny.

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Lung Transplant or Cellular Therapy: Weighing All the Options

15 Oct 2017
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Lung Transplant or Cellular Therapy: Weighing All the Options

For those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), finding the best treatment option can be critical. Although some may look to a lung transplant, it’s important to know all the facts. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown Lung Transplant or Cellular Therapy: Weighing All the Options.

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Traditional vs. Natural COPD Treatment: Your Complete Guide

8 Oct 2017
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Traditional vs. Natural COPD Treatment: Your Complete Guide

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.

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What Doctors are Saying About Cellular Therapy

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Understanding cellular therapy should go beyond the confines of this site, therefore we at the Lung Institute are here to take you outside of our own voices and bring you to doctors and researchers within the field. With your health in mind, we’re here to finally answer the question of What Doctors Are Saying About Cellular therapy?

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Is Silicosis Fatal?

Is Silicosis Fatal?

Yes, silicosis can be fatal. This respiratory disease is caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust, which produces inflammation and scarring when it settles into the lungs. As time passes, this scarring causes the lungs to stiffen. Silicosis is associated with various symptoms that tend to worsen over time, the most common of which include coughing,…

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How Does Emphysema Affect Lung Function?

How Does Emphysema Affect Lung Function?

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…

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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.

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 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.

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