Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung condition with symptoms that include shortness of breath, airway inflammation and lung tissue damage. With symptoms like these, it’s easy to see how COPD patients might have issues with tasks like walking. However, you may be surprised to learn that even tasks requiring much less movement are a major challenge for patients with this progressive lung disease.
How small tasks become major challenges with COPD
One issue that COPD patients often must face is the way this lung disease strips them of their independence, and that doesn’t just mean their ability to move around. Many of us don’t really consider tasks like talking on the phone or typing an email to be challenging tasks. However, for COPD patients, even tasks like these may become very difficult to perform.
One reason talking on the phone or having a conversation in-person may be difficult for COPD patients is the shortness of breath the condition causes. Here’s a little test that may help you better understand how talking challenges COPD patients. Either by yourself or with another person, speak three or four sentences out loud, and speak as you normally would. Then, say another three or four sentences out loud, but this time take a breath after every third or fourth word. Frustrating, isn’t it? It’s that type of frustration that many COPD patients must deal with on a daily basis.
The Lung Health Institute can help COPD patients regain their independence
Before she had cellular therapy from the Lung Health Institute, Judy was dealing with the independence restrictions of COPD every day. She couldn’t walk from room to room in her house or have a telephone conversation with a friend.
Following her cellular therapy, Judy is now able to walk around the house, and she’s even able to do her own cooking again. “My whole way of life is much better,” she says.
If you’re looking to regain independence, the Lung Health Institute encourages you to check out the cellular therapy we offer. When you come to us for cellular therapy (PRP-PC), a sample of your blood is taken for the cells to be separated and isolated. Concentrated cells are then returned into your bloodstream, and these cells may help repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation, allowing you to Breathe Easier™ and potentially improve your quality of life.
We also offer three Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans that may help you improve your immune system function and train your body to fight inflammation using fats.
Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.