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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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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…
The medications prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depend on the type of symptoms that a patient is experiencing, as well as their frequency and severity. COPD, which is a category of diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is characterized by restricted airflow into and out of the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath…