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

15 Nov 2017
| Under Treatments | Posted by | 12 Comments
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When people hear the words cells, bone marrow and venous treatments, they may conjure up images of big machines, big needles and maybe an operating room.

On the contrary.

They should be thinking of a quiet room with a comfy, cushioned chair and a simple, minimally-invasive outpatient procedure that can be as easy as a blood draw.

No Pain, Yes Gain

The process is pretty quick and easy.

The cells and natural signaling factors are extracted (just like a blood draw), separated and then reintroduced back into the body while you are awake and sitting in a chair.

During a normal IV-like procedure, when the blood is put back, it quickly circulates throughout the body, but with our process, the cells conveniently get trapped in the lungs and the potential to arrest or slow down the progression of the disease can begin.

Blood-Derived Procedure

The venous treatment has shown to help many. There is a blood withdrawal and the cells and natural signaling factors are harvested, processed and separated, and they are returned into the body through an IV.

On day two the procedure is repeated.

Two easy treatments step by step, we:

  1. withdraw a blood.
  2. separate your cells and natural signaling factors from your blood.
  3. reintroduce the cells back into your body where they come to rest inside the lungs promoting both natural healing and inflammation reduction.

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.

The sooner you address these conditions, the sooner your COPD can be controlled.

This is not another drug.

It’s a treatment!

If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic disease like COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or other symptoms of lung disease, the Lung Institute offers a variety of cellular treatment options.

Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 or fill out the form to see if you qualify for cellular therapy, and find out what cellular therapy could mean for you.

The Lung Institute supports National COPD Awareness Month in November sponsored by the US COPD Coalition.

Nov. 15 is designated as World COPD Awareness Day.

12 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Pamela:

    Thank you for your comment and question. We are sorry to hear about your medical condition. Our cellular treatments address the progression of the disease and not just treat symptoms so you are moving in the right direction by contacting us.

    Unfortunately, at this time traditional insurance companies such as HMO’s and Medicare have not yet begun to cover cell therapy as a form of treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that cell therapy is necessarily out of reach. For more information, please give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak with one of our patient coordinators on a few alternative methods to cover treatment.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Pamela sasser

    2 months ago

    I have COPD and emphasema. Was diagnosed in 2012. I struggle alot to breathe. I literally panic when I don’t have a resque inhaler. I’m in need of help. I’m tired of medication that is temporary help. My mom died of COPD and I lost my sister two years ago at the age of 53. Please help me. I live in Terrell Texas and I have Medicare and Medicaid qmb.

  3. Lung Institute

    3 months ago

    David:

    Thank you for your comment. We have done research and continue to do research to make sure the patient receives the best quality of care. We have published a White Paper with our latest findings, which you can find on our resources page. We collect patient outcomes data, and 84.5% of patients included in the study report an improvement in their quality of life after receiving treatment from a Lung Institute clinic.

    For more information about treatment options and about our study, please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. David K

    3 months ago

    Comments from the COPD Foundation states they do not stand behind stemcell therapy for many lung diseases.

  5. Lung Institute

    4 months ago

    Patricia:

    Because treatment cost varies depending on treatment type, it’s best to speak one-on-one with one of our well-qualified patient coordinators. They have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy and cost. Chronic lung diseases affect everyone differently, so we can best help you by speaking with you over the phone. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Lung Institute

    4 months ago

    Priya:

    Thank you for your question and we are sorry to hear about your father’s condition. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for IPF. Most traditional treatments only treat the symptoms of lung diseases and do not actually slow down the progression of the disease.

    We collect patient outcomes data, and 84.5% of patients included in the study report an improvement in their quality of life after receiving treatment from a Lung Institute clinic.

    For many of our patients, treatment has helped them feel better and breathe more easily. To hear more from our patients, check out our testimonials page. We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular treatment, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Priya

    4 months ago

    Hello,

    My father(65 yr old) has been diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) as Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), He is struggling with shortness of breath and dry cough ,more at night times. his oxygen level is 88%.also he started taking medication prescribed by pulmonologist to slow the progression of infection. Is there way to cure this disease by cell transplantation?

    help advise.

    Thanks,
    Priya

  8. Patricia Ridgell

    4 months ago

    I’m currently using Spiriva and Serevent to help with my COPD. I am interested in stem Cell therapy for the inhalers really make me nervous. If insurance currently doesn’t cover cell therapy can you provide standard estimate of what it would cost to have the cell therapy? I live in Maryland and would be interested in your Pittsburgh or Florida locations.

  9. Lung Institute

    4 months ago

    Carol:

    Thank you for your comment and question. Unfortunately, at this time traditional insurance companies such as HMO’s and Medicare have not yet begun to cover cell therapy as a form of treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that cell therapy is necessarily out of reach. For more information, please give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak with one of our patient coordinators on a few alternative methods to cover treatment.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  10. CAROL

    4 months ago

    1. Does MEDICARE COVER STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR COPD ?
    2.IF YOUR COPD IS MODERATE AND AND WHEN TESTED AT THE PULMONARY DOCTOR’S OFFICE YOUR OXYGEN LEVEL IS AT 96%, IS STEM CELL STILL AN OPTION? HOWEVER MY HUSBAND USES A NEBULIZER 2 TIMES A DAY, WHICH HELPS, BUT HE SEEMS TO HAVE BREATH LOSS FAIRLY EASILY..AND THEN HE GETS ANXIOUS BECAUSE OF THE BREATH LOSS, AND THAT COMPLICATES HIS ABILITY TO EASILY BREATHE FOR A FEW MINUTES..

  11. Lung Institute

    5 months ago

    Charles:

    Thank you for your comment and also for doing your due diligence in researching your treatment options. Bronchodilators do work but unfortunately are only temporary and treat only symptoms. We offer you the chance to possibly slow the progression of the disease and have an improved quality of life.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. So, feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  12. Charles Rutherford Sr

    5 months ago

    I have learned a lot about your cell treatment. I have copd-(emphysema & bronchitis). I’ve tried all Bronchodialators. But, Believe that I can benefit better from cell.

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