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A Cellular Therapy Clinic is coming to Pittsburgh in July 2015
Pittsburgh, PA (June 23, 2015) – The Lung Institute is excited to be opening a fourth cellular therapy clinic in July of 2015. Many lung disease sufferers have opted in for cellular therapy to improve their quality of life. While cellular therapy isn’t a cure for lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses cellular therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has cells in their body that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Cellular therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts cells from fat tissue, blood or bone marrow, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Cellular therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life. We are looking forward to expanding to Pennsylvania, because the Lung Institute is coming to Pittsburgh next month.
Pittsburgh is known as the “Steel City” because of the city’s historic past with the steel industry. While this has helped build a strong local economy, unfortunately it also comes with negative health repercussions. In fact, the occupational hazards of working in a steel mill can present just as much as a risk as smoking cigarettes, according to a report released by University of Sheffield’s Department of Medicine. Occupational Lung Disease in Pittsburgh is a real problem, and it’s time that sufferers have alternative options other than the traditional treatment methods.
Problems Facing Lung Disease Sufferers in Pittsburgh
The Workers’ Compensation Law was created to ensure that workers’ medical bills are taken care of by the employer when they develop a disease as a result of working on a job. However, the time limitations on the bill make many of those who suffer from occupational lung disease ineligible for coverage, mainly because the diseases take many years to develop and therefore workers don’t start to show symptoms right away. Treatment options for lung diseases are expensive – ranging from daily medications and supplemental oxygen to more extreme measures like lung reduction or transplant. Many lung disease sufferers, however, have found relief in minimally invasive cellular therapy. Breathe easy Pittsburgh, the Lung Institute is on its way.
About the Lung Institute
At the Lung Institute, we are changing people’s lives across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We recognize the challenges of finding effective and sustainable treatment options for patients who might be suffering from debilitating lung diseases, and we are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life. Our goal is to help patients breathe easier and bring life back within reach. For more information, visit our website at LungInstitute.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or call us today at (800) 729-3065.