Silicosis is an occupational lung disease that appears in those with repeated exposure to inhaled silica dust. This can cause coughing, a buildup of mucus and breathing difficulty over time. Silicosis can be acute, chronic or accelerated and is especially prominent in people working in mines, foundries, and sandblasting and glass manufacturing facilities. There are around two million workers in the U.S. exposed to silica in the workplace, so the risk is widespread.
What are the typical treatments for silicosis?
There is no cure for silicosis, as the mineral particles will settle in airways and air sacs and cause long-term, permanent scarring. Any treatment is typically symptomatic, helping to reduce inflammation and coughing, loosen and expel phlegm, and improve blood oxygen levels. Medication, therapy and oxygen may be typical treatments for silicosis. Cellular therapy, on the other hand, helps to reduce the symptoms of this disease at the source by targeting the inflammation in the lungs.
Cellular therapy may be an effective option for silicosis treatment
Cellular therapy is a regenerative treatment that uses the patient’s own cells to help encourage healthy tissue to grow in the lungs. Through our minimally invasive, outpatient treatment, we remove a small sample of blood from the patient, and then, using an FDA-cleared device, we enrich that sample with platelet-rich plasma to create a concentrated mixture of cells that work together to help encourage the growth of healthy lung tissue. Many patients report experiencing a better quality of life due to better overall lung health after receiving our cellular therapy treatment.
To learn more about cellular therapy and how it may help treat silicosis, contact us today at 855-882-1292 and speak with a patient coordinator. We are here to answer your questions and guide you on your next step toward Breathing Easier. Contact us today.