Pneumoconiosis is a lung condition resulting from occupational exposure to contaminants like coal, heavy metal dust and asbestos. When you breathe in these materials over a long period of time, the particles settle in the pulmonary airways and air sacs. This will eventually cause scarring and damage to lung tissues. It takes years to develop pneumoconiosis. While many people with pneumoconiosis have no symptoms to begin with, they will eventually experience a constant wet or dry cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
How is pneumoconiosis typically treated?
Most pneumoconiosis treatments aim to limit further pulmonary damage and minimize symptoms. These include inhaled medication like bronchodilators and steroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, and even oxygen therapy. There is no cure for pneumoconiosis, and the damage from scarring cannot be undone. And while these treatment options can contribute to a better quality of life, they only target the symptoms of pneumoconiosis rather than the underlying issue. Cellular therapy, on the other hand, is designed to help encourage the growth of new, healthy lung tissue, which may improve the body’s ability to receive and deliver oxygen to other organs.
How cellular therapy may help treat the symptoms of pneumoconiosis
Cellular therapy is a type of regenerative treatment that utilizes the patient’s own cells to help encourage healthy tissue to grow in the lungs. The Lung Health Institute’s minimally invasive, outpatient treatment, involves removing a sample of blood from the patient and enriching it with platelet-rich plasma. These concentrated cells are then reintroduced to the patient’s body, where they may begin to replicate and start to reduce the inflammation within the lungs.
The Lung Health Institute is the only cellular clinic in the world that focuses exclusively on treating lung disease. A leader in regenerative therapy, we aim to help you breathe easier and reclaim your quality of life. Many patients find that they can return to their regular daily activity levels, spend more time with family and reduce their reliance on oxygen (with a doctor’s support). For more information about our cellular therapy treatment, contact us today at 855-882-1292.