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Is Bronchiectasis Reversible?

22 Aug 2017
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Is Bronchiectasis Reversible?

Bronchiectasis is a chronic obstructive respiratory condition that can lead to serious lung damage. Over time, inflammation in the airways (bronchi) can cause the walls of the bronchi to thicken, which can interfere with the proper drainage of mucus and, in turn, allow bacteria to accumulate and thrive. When left untreated, bronchiectasis can produce recurrent infections, persistent coughing and permanent lung scarring.

Currently, there is no cure for bronchiectasis. However, there are treatments available that can relieve its symptoms, slow its progression and help preserve lung function. Traditional forms of treatment, such as bronchodilators and antibiotic medications, generally focus on reducing inflammation, thinning mucus, improving air flow and treating infection. Sometimes, if the damage is confined to a small area of a lung, surgery may be recommended to address very severe symptoms.

Alternatively, the Lung Institute offers two forms of autologous stem cell therapy for bronchiectasis treatment:

  • Blood-derived (venous) stem cell therapy
  • Bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy

These minimally invasive, outpatient procedures are designed to take advantage of the unique and powerful capabilities of adult stem cells. After deriving a sample of a patient’s blood or bone marrow, our regenerative medicine specialists isolate the stem cells in our on-site lab. When reintroduced to the patient’s body intravenously, the highly concentrated stem cells can travel through the bloodstream to reach the lungs and promote the natural healing of damaged tissue.

As the world’s only stem cell center that focuses exclusively on treating pulmonary conditions – some of which are considered to be irreversible – the Lung Institute helps many people manage their bronchiectasis symptoms and achieve a better quality of life. We understand that our patients are individuals, and we believe they deserve treatments that meet their unique needs and goals.

Contact the Lung Institute today at (800) 729-3065 to learn more about our innovative stem cell therapies for bronchiectasis.


  1. Lung Institute

    2 months ago


    Treatment cost varies depending on treatment type. We understand that each patient is unique and has individual needs. Because of that, we make sure to go over the patient’s history and our treatment options in detail with each patient. In order to determine if someone is a candidate for treatment, we need to gather more of their private medical history in a secure setting. The best way to do that is by giving us a call and speaking one-on-one with someone on our medical team over our secure phone line. We’re happy to answer your questions about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    You are under no obligation when you call us. It’s just a chance for you and us to ask questions and provide answers.


    The Lung Institute

  2. melanie procaccini

    2 months ago

    how much is the treatment for bronchiectasis?

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