Natalie L.’s Story: How Believing in Yourself Helps COPD

by | Aug 6, 2019 | Blog, Patient Stories

Some of us believe in ourselves a lot, and others have a harder time doing so. However, believing in yourself and having a positive attitude is vital for patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there are few patients who have displayed positivity as much as Natalie L. 

Natalie Didn’t Let Negative Predictions Get Her Down

When she was first diagnosed with COPD, Natalie was told that there was very little that could be done for her. Her doctor told her it was likely she only had 5 or 6 months left to live. The only treatments she was offered were steroids and antibiotics, and then she was, essentially, sent home to die. 

Natalie Stayed Positive as She Got Worse

As her COPD progressed, Natalie soon found it hard to do simple tasks that most of us take for granted. For example, she would be out of breath after walking from her front door to the car. Taking a shower unaided was no longer possible for her anymore, and she typically needed to have someone else around to help her all the time. It even became hard for her to have conversations with her friends and family because she had to pause to catch her breath so frequently. 

Natalie’s Positivity Was Rewarded When She Found Lung Health Institute

Throughout all of her trials, Natalie remained positive and continued searching for some way to treat her COPD. Then, in April 2016, she found out about Lung Health Institute, and she signed up for her first cellular therapy session the following January. When asked about her experience with Lung Health Institute, Natalie said, “It’s been wonderful, and it’s been life-changing.” 
For instance, she can now talk without pausing for breath every few seconds. Going out alone is no longer an issue for her, and Natalie often goes out to see a movie by herself. She still uses an oxygen concentrator, but she’s able to set it much lower both when walking and sitting. Even her nebulizer use has decreased. Before cellular therapy, she had to use it every 4 hours. Now, she only uses it in the morning and evening if necessary. Natalie summed up her experience with cellular therapy by saying, “If you come with a positive attitude that it’s going to help you, it’s going to help you.” 

Learn About the Benefits Cellular Therapy Could Have for You

Natalie’s story is one of positivity and hope, and Lung Health Institute has been proud to play a part in her journey. If you’re looking for supplemental treatments that can benefit your COPD or another chronic lung disease, we have options that are designed to help. 
Like Natalie, you can take advantage of our minimally invasive cellular therapy. When patients receive cellular therapy, a small sample of the patient’s own blood is taken, and beneficial cells are separated and concentrated from it. These concentrated cells are then returned into the bloodstream. This may promote the repair of damaged tissue and reduce inflammation, allowing patients to Breathe Easier™ and improve their quality of life.
We also offer 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative plans that are intended to help boost the immune system naturally and train your body to use fats as inflammation-fighting fuel.
Take the next step to Breathe Easier. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation. 

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