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Innovative Stem Cell Provider Raises Awareness for the “Lesser-Known” Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

5 Nov 2013
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COPD Awareness

Lung Institute Supports National COPD Awareness Month by Spreading the Word about Lung Disease Prevention and Treatment

Tampa, Fla. (November 5, 2013) – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive form of lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. As the third leading cause of death in the United States and a top five cause of mortality across the globe, raising awareness for COPD is essential to prolonging and improving the lives of people with COPD and other chronic lung diseases.

24 million U.S. adults have evidence of impaired lung function, indicating a probable COPD diagnosis.

Once thought of as being a “man’s disease,” the prevalence of COPD among women has grown significantly. In 2011, women surpassed men for the tenth consecutive year of having a higher rate of chronic bronchitis diagnosis. The numbers speak for themselves with 3.3 million U.S. men diagnosed compared to 6.8 million women.

Anti-smoking campaigns have become common across the United States. Although cigarette smoking is the number one cause of COPD, it isn’t the only risk factor. Occupational dust and chemicals, air pollution, heredity and secondhand smoke are all causing this life altering disorder. With so many people diagnosed, or needing to be diagnosed with COPD, education about prevention and treatment options is essential.

As the nationwide leader for stem cell treatments for COPD, the Lung Institute supports National COPD Awareness Month and the US COPD Coalition. Through the entire month of November, the Lung Institute is raising awareness through factual and insightful social media posts, as well as blog articles on subjects including the importance of pulmonary stem cell treatments to reduce COPD symptoms and to improve people’s quality of life.

About Lung Institute

The Lung Institute is a leading medical provider of regenerative cellular therapy for lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. Founded in 2013 in Tampa, Fla., the Lung Institute currently has clinics in Tampa, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Scottsdale, Ariz., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.lunginstitute.com or call (800) 729-3065.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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