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Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Stem Cell Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Chronic lung diseases come in many forms, each bringing its own set of symptoms and challenges. For those living with pulmonary fibrosis, the scaring of the lungs turns breathing and doing everyday tasks into a constant battle. It is estimated between 132,000-200,000 Americans are affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or pulmonary fibrosis with an unknown cause.

When it comes to treating those with pulmonary fibrosis, each treatment plan is unique. While medications and supplemental oxygen may be effective for one person, they may not work as well for another. That’s why pulmonary fibrosis patients have decided to look for other treatment options to help their symptoms.

One of those treatment options is cellular therapy. Check out this cellular therapy review for pulmonary fibrosis.

What is Cellular Therapy?

Cells are the building blocks of life because they have the ability to self-renew and replicate. Adult cells are undifferentiated cells, meaning cells from one part of the body can transform their function to that of another type of tissue. Here, at the Lung Institute, we specialize in adult cellular therapy to help those with chronic lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis.

During the Lung Institute’s cellular therapy process, the patients’ own cells are harvested from the blood, separated and returned to the patient intravenously. Once back in the body, the cells may begin to promote healing from within the lungs.

Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis at the Lung Institute:

In this cellular therapy review for pulmonary fibrosis, you’ll hear from two of our patients about how they feel after their cellular therapys.

Joseph O – Selden, NY

Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

“I want to thank the Lung Institute for giving me my life back. I was told by many pulmonologists that there was no cure, no hope, and it was terminal. Not anymore. Not anymore. I feel like a million dollars. I really do.”

Pulmonary fibrosis had left Joseph O struggling to do much of anything. From walking up a flight of steps to having to sit in a chair when brushing his teeth, everything was a challenge for Joseph. Finally, Joseph decided to research his options and decided to try cellular therapy. After his treatment, he noticed gradual improvement. His friends and family couldn’t believe it and thought it was a miracle.

Now, Joseph is looking to regain his stamina and get back to a normal life.

Don C – Lakewood, Ohio

Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

“My wife was very skeptical at first, and she sees what it’s doing now and says ‘wow.’”

After 30 years of breathing in construction debris and cigarette smoke, Don C was battling both pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As his chronic lung diseases progressed, he found himself needing supplemental oxygen around the clock. When doing basic tasks became a challenge, Don started to investigate his options. Initially, doctors suggested Don get a lung transplant, but the recovery time and life expectancy didn’t add up for him. That’s when he decided to try cellular therapy. Now, Don no longer needs oxygen and looks forward to improving his health.

For Joseph and Don, the reasons they chose cellular therapy for their pulmonary fibrosis are different. But now, they both look optimistically towards the future and plan on making the most of their improved quality of life. If you or someone you know is battling pulmonary fibrosis, COPD or interstitial lung disease, it may be time to consider the Lung Institute. For more information on cellular therapy, please contact us or call (800) 729-3065.

11 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    7 months ago

    Jen: Thank you for your message.

    More than 84 percent of our patients report an improved quality of life within three months of treatment. Our dedicated medical team has a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. We’re happy to answer your questions, so feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Jen

    7 months ago

    First i would like to know the sucess rateS of The cell tX that the lung institute completes for IPF. How many of your patients get better?

  3. Phoebe

    11 months ago

    Hi Jane,

    You can find more information about cell therapy by clicking here. You can also find our most recent findings by clicking here. Feel free to share this information with your doctor. We’re also happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with our medical team.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Phoebe

    11 months ago

    Hi David,

    Sarcoidsis, like any chronic lung disease, is a progressive condition and will worsen over time. Currently, there isn’t a cure for sarcoidsis or other chronic lung diseases. However, there are treatment options available to help people manage their symptoms. These treatments may include inhalers, medications, oxygen therapy, cell therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation and others. All treatments at the Lung Institute are minimally invasive and outpatient. In order to know if our treatment may be a good option for you, we need more medical information from you. So, please give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with our dedicated medical team over our secure phone line. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  5. Jane Murphy

    11 months ago

    I would like to find out more INFOrmation on cell if I could to discuss with my Doctor. thank you.

  6. David Garcia

    11 months ago

    I have Sarcodosis. Is this something you can do? If yes what is the recovery and will it come back in the future ?

  7. PAUL LAVOIE

    11 months ago

    I THINK IT IS CRIMINAL THAT AMERICANS CAN NOT GET AN OBVIOUS CURE, IF NOT A CURE AT LEAST AN AID TO PROMOTE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A LONGER PERIOD AS STEM CELL SEEMS TO PROMOTE DUE TO THE COST AND THE DENIAL BY MEDICARE TO PAY FOR THIS MUCH NEEDED, VERY SIMPLE PROCEDURE. MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE SAID “NO” WHEN I WAS TOLD TO GO TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM THREE TIMES, YES, IN DID 3 TOURS OF DUTY AND NOW I AM IN NEED OF HELP AND AM DENIED BECAUSE OF THE GREEN STUFF. HOW WONDERFUL TO HEAR WHEN I GAVE SO MUCH INCLUDING YEARS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO HELP VETS AT THE VA TO THE TUNE OF 20,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS. IT ANGERS ME TO NO END THAT BIG PHARMA OBVIOUSLY HAS A HAND IN THIS AND THAT ANGERS ME MORE THAN ANYTHING. ONE DAY WE WILL SEE THAT OUR OWN BODIES ARE THE BEST MEDICINE WE CAN GET AND IT WON’T COST A FORTUNE. UNFORTUNATELY, I WILL BE 6 FEET UNDER BECAUSE I AM TIRED OF LIVING LIKE THIS.
    KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO BUT PLEASE KEEP PUSHING TO GET STEM CELL APPROVED. I DO NOT SMOKE. I WAS AN AUTO MECHANIC AFTER THE MILITARY, WORKING WITH ASBESTOS BRAKES FOR MANY YEARS,

  8. Phoebe

    12 months ago

    Dear Nozuko,

    The Lung Institute is located in the United States, and we are not familiar or associated with any other clinics. However, if you are interested in learning more about cellular treatment for IPF at the Lung Institute, we are happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  9. Phoebe

    12 months ago

    Dear Parag,

    The Lung Institute offers cellular treatment for certain chronic lung conditions, such as pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, emphysema and others. We’re happy to answer your questions about treatment, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Parag shah

    12 months ago

    Pls send me more information about this treatment my mother has ipf for last 4 years

  11. Nozuko Mntonintshi

    12 months ago

    Hi there, I live in South Africa and was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2009. I was first put on Azathioprine and after 2years it was discontinued as i was not supposed to take it for more than 2years. I was then put on Prednizone which i’m still taking. I’m interested in Stem Therapy

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