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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not a curable disease but patients can benefit from medical treatments. Treatments for COPD aim to manage the symptoms of the disease and reduce the inflammation that COPD causes. One recent treatment that is proving to be effective in reducing inflammation and improving pulmonary function is Lung Restoration Treatment™.
Lung Restoration Treatment™ is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your own blood to boost your body’s healing processes. A sample of your blood is taken to a lab where it is processed into concentrated forms of blood cells. These cells are reintroduced into your system to target inflammation associated with lung disease. Reducing this kind of inflammation is directly linked to helping patients breathe easier.
Since Lung Restoration Treatment™ doesn’t rely on medications or oxygen but uses your body’s own resources, you may be wondering if you can be too old for this treatment.
To help you understand the answer to this question, we’ll help you break down the science behind Lung Restoration Treatment™ and how it works.
How does Lung Restoration Treatment™ use your cells?
Your cells are the building blocks of your body. Your body is able to produce cells that fill many roles like growing into organ tissue or fighting infections.
Cellular restoration treatment uses cells from your body that can fight infection to target inflammation in your lungs. Additionally, other cells are used to promote healing to help strengthen your lungs and improve your ability to breathe.
After your cells are separated into concentrated forms in our state-of-the-art lab, they are reintroduced into your body so they get caught in the pulmonary trap. Normally, anything introduced into your bloodstream circulates throughout your system, but the pulmonary trap holds these concentrated cells in the lungs to focus on treating lung disease.
Can you be too old for Lung Restoration Treatment™?
As you age, the significance of the cells available for use in your body is not that different until you reach your 80s and 90s. Still, at this age, you can benefit from Lung Restoration Treatment™ thanks to medical treatments that can increase the presence of cells in your body.
Schedule your first Lung Restoration Treatment™ appointment
If you’re suffering from breathing difficulties caused by COPD or another chronic lung condition, you should speak with a patient coordinator at the Lung Health Institute about treatments.Our patient coordinators can help address your questions about Lung Restoration Treatment™ and can set up an appointment for you to meet with one of our physicians. Are you ready to begin your journey toward breathing easier? Contact us today.