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Lung Function: Can Treatment Really Help?

Lung Function: Can Treatment Really Help?

Is COPD affecting your quality of life? The time to act is now.

So You’ve Been Diagnosed with COPD

 If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, we here at the Lung Institute understand how devastating that news can be. Whether the disease develops as a result of smoking, working conditions, or secondhand smoke, the gradual decline in quality of life is a pain felt by all.

 Stages and Lifestyle Impediments

 As we’ve mentioned previously, COPD can be broken into Four Stages with initial symptoms of the disease causing mild symptoms such as shortness of breath. These four stages of COPD are characterized as:

  • Stage 1
    • Mild symptoms such as shortness of breath with little if any coughing or mucus build-up. Many people go undiagnosed at this stage.
  • Stage 2
    • Shortness of breath has worsened, becoming moderate or severe when exerting oneself. Coughing or mucus build-up may not be evident at this stage. This is typically the stage most people are diagnosed.
  • Stage 3
    • Shortness of breath is now severe. Although coughing or mucus build-up may not be evident, exercise is extremely difficult. This is typically where sufferers see a sharp contrast between their current and previous quality of life.
  • Stage 4
    • In this final and most advanced stage, shortness of breath becomes a continuous . Medical intervention at this stage is necessary if one wishes to extend and improve their quality of life.

Analyzing the Data

 As the graph illustrates, early intervention is critical to preserving one’s quality of life as the adverse health effects and symptoms accumulate over time. By taking charge of one’s own health and seeking treatment it’s possible to preserve a better quality of life and add time to one’s lifespan.

Treatment Options

 COPD has no cure, but there are treatment options available that work to improve one’s quality of life. Currently, natural remedies such as Salt Therapy, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Herbs show promise in easing COPD flare ups.

A Time for Change

 Although homeopathic remedies may improve one’s day-to-day life, they are not treatments; they may help but they will not heal. One notable treatment that has been found to be effective by patients in improving quality of life has been cell therapy.

COPD can be a debilitating disease if left untreated, gradually eroding the quality of life you or your loved one once enjoyed. If you or a loved one suffers from COPD or other lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of regenerative cell treatment options. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 to find out if you qualify for cell therapy.

Considering treatment? We’d love to hear from you. Share your thoughts and comments on our “Lung Function: Can Treatment Really Help” article below.


  1. Cameron Kennerly

    1 year ago


    Thanks for your comment. The following statistics represent our patient reported results from May of 2013 until April of 2015:
    Patient reported improvement in quality of life after treatment: 71 percent
    Average improvement in Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) score 6 months after treatment: 10 percent (keep in mind lung disease sufferers who do not receive treatment will experience a continual reduction in PFT scores)
    Percentage of patients that have seen a 40 percent increase in PFT score: 25 percent
    Our patient satisfaction scores remain over 95% at every facility, with our most recent scores at 99%
    As far as cost, it typically varies based upon the pulmonary health of the patient as each individual is different, but please feel free to call one of our patient coordinators for more information.

    I hope this information answers your questions. If you’d like to speak with someone to learn more about stem cell therapy, feel free to call us at (855) 313-1149.

  2. Pelizalda@Gmail

    1 year ago

    Success rate. Cost

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