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Physician Awareness: Stem Cell Treatments

3 Nov 2014
| Under COPD, Emphysema, Treatments | Posted by | 1 Comment
Physician Awareness: Stem Cell Treatments Lung Institute

Presenting an Alternative Treatment for COPD

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, November is COPD Awareness Month. That is why all month long, we at the Lung Institute will be bringing our readers all of the information that you can imagine about COPD. COPD, known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive form of lung disease ranging from mild to severe. It is characterized by a restriction of airflow into and out of the lungs that makes breathing difficult.

To kick things off, we want to bring physician awareness to the idea of new and alternative treatments for COPD, such as stem cell treatments. Chronic lung diseases can have a number of effects on the lungs and with the non-stop progression of COPD, medical treatments can only work for so long. With that in mind, we want to bring attention to the thought of stem cell therapy for patients and doctors alike.

With chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary conditions, we use autologous stem cells from the patient’s own peripheral blood and/or bone marrow. Treatments for many of the major pulmonary conditions including COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease are performed at the Lung Institute.  Our minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedures are helping patients breathe easier and changing lives.

Autologous stem cells are derived from the patient’s own blood or bone marrow, are isolated, and are given back to the patient intravenously.

How Are Patients Feeling?

Harold has been suffering from the effects of COPD and emphysema. Harold’s COPD symptoms were so severe he had trouble doing just about anything, even taking a shower. He felt as though there was no end to the downhill stroll. Every month following his stem cell treatment, Harold felt better and better to the point where he now walks a mile every day. In addition, you can find Harold riding his motorcycle and flying his remote-control planes

Of course, if you are a doctor or patient suffering from COPD, then stem cell therapy could be for you! If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.

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* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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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 stem cell 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.