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Resveratrol May Help Reduce Lung Inflammation

24 Oct 2017
| Under Disease Education | Posted by | 10 Comments
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COPD and other chronic lung disease sufferers are always looking for anything that might make their lives a little more manageable. It might be the next best drug treatment, it might be a new breathing technique or even the latest natural remedy.

For a number of years, the natural compound resveratrol has been known to have anti-inflammation properties. Resveratrol is found abundantly in many foods such as grapes and, by association, red wine, and also in peanuts, blueberries and other berries. It was initially touted as helping life extension, heart health, obesity, muscle growth and some cancer prevention.

But, a recent study by researchers at Georgia State University found it can alleviate inflammation in airway diseases. Those diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pneumoconiosis, and bronchiectasis.

While researchers note they are not sure how it suppresses inflammation, it definitely works to protect the body against damage. The researchers said traditional drugs like inhalers, nebulizers and corticosteroids lose their effectiveness over time due to increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant strains, while resveratrol does not show any signs of losing its effectiveness.

While resveratrol is a natural ingredient of red wine, doctors still advise drinking it in moderation – no more than 1-2 drinks in one sitting. Resveratrol can also be purchased as a supplement in pill form.

It is important to remember that drugs and supplements such as resveratrol, only help a person with lung disease manage their symptoms.  The Lung Institute is one of the only treatment options to address this disease, short of a full lung transplant.

If you or someone you know suffers from a chronic disease like ILD, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or other symptoms of lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of cellular treatment options. Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify for cellular therapy, and find out what cellular therapy could mean for you.

10 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    6 months ago

    Ronald:

    Thank you for your question. We offer two types of cellular treatments to address the progression of COPD.

    We offer a bone marrow treatment and a blood (venous) treatment.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular treatment for chronic lung diseases, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Ronald Formosa

    6 months ago

    I have been Diagnosed with severe pulmonary fibrosis. Do you offer a treatment?

  3. Lung Institute

    6 months ago

    Tammy:

    Thank you for your question. We are not sure if resveratrol is available in stores, but it is definitely available online. Try an Internet search and you will most likely find a number of suppliers.

    You can learn more about cellular treatment options and have your questions answered by one of our patient coordinators. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Tammy Swaringen

    6 months ago

    Can I get some of them pills

    Rstrola

  5. Lung Institute

    6 months ago

    Joe:

    Thank you for your question.

    At this point in time, we are not planning any additional clinical trials.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular treatment for chronic lung diseases, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Lung Institute

    6 months ago

    Robert:

    Thank you for your question.

    Because treatment costs vary based on treatment type, it’s best to speak with one of our well-qualified medical team to discuss treatment options. We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Robert Cochran

    6 months ago

    What does the cellular treatments normally cost, ball park?

  8. Joe Puhak

    6 months ago

    besIdes the clinicAl trial out of the dallas office NCT03040674 are other clInic trials planned?
    Thank you

  9. Lung Institute

    7 months ago

    Brenda:

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, at this time, Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies don’t cover treatment. However, we’re hopeful that treatment will be covered in the near future. Keep in mind that it will take some time before the insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and then decide to cover it.

    Our webinars are available online and not held at specific locations. Our next one is Nov. 4. Here is a link to our calendar and signing up.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment options, candidacy, cost and more. So, feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  10. Brenda Brewer

    7 months ago

    Does medicaid. Or medicare cover this also will there be any WEBInars around Eugene oregon
    Brenda Brewer

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