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Is Emphysema Curable?

8 Aug 2017
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There is no cure for emphysema, but certain treatment methods may help ease the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the condition. Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that causes shortness of breath. Symptoms may be mild at first, but can worsen and negatively impact quality of life as the disease progresses.

Traditional treatment for emphysema focuses on improving breathing and reducing coughing episodes through methods like supplemental oxygen, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids. Many emphysema patients also participate in pulmonary therapy to help promote lung function and improve their ability to exercise without feeling breathless. In severe cases where traditional treatments are not effective, lung transplantation may be recommended.

While there is not yet a treatment that can totally reverse the effects of emphysema, cellular therapy has shown promising results as an alternative course of care in certain patients with COPD. This treatment involves utilizing the patient’s own cells to promote natural healing within the lungs. Many COPD patients who have received cellular therapy have reported an improvement in their overall quality of life following the procedure.

The Lung Institute is the nation’s only cellular therapy center focused exclusively on addressing lung disease. We encourage you to contact us at 888-745-6697 if your emphysema symptoms are not responding to traditional treatment methods. Our devoted and compassionate medical team will be happy to discuss how cellular therapy may be able to improve your quality of life and determine if you are a candidate for emphysema treatment.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.