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Many people take for granted the body’s effortless ability to function. We don’t think about our heart beating or our lungs taking in oxygen; they just do it. This isn’t true for Harold T. of Birmingham, Alabama. Harold is 64 years old and is living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He understands the value of functioning lungs and the impact of COPD on his life.
COPD is characterized by a restricted ability to breathe resulting from limited airflow in and out of the lungs. Most people suffering from COPD have trouble walking for any period of time, due to shortness of breath, and they are more susceptible to lung illness.
Harold had trouble performing his daily tasks, “I felt pretty bad and had a lot of trouble doing anything. I remember having a hard time taking a shower and even getting the mail. It felt like there was no end to the downhill stroll.” The cureless disease hindered Harold’s quality of life by preventing him from riding his motorcycle and flying remote control airplanes—his favorite hobbies.
He researched his options online and decided on stem cell therapy treatment at the Lung Institute in Tampa, FL, which has helped hundreds of people with lung disease have an improved quality of life.
Harold received autologous stem cell therapy, which means his stem cells were extracted from his own body and then infused back into his system. As a result, there is no risk of rejection, and the minimally invasive procedure can be safely performed as an outpatient.
“I try to walk a mile every day but feel like I could walk all day,” Harold said. He started noticing a difference a month after his treatment, and three to four months later, he felt as though his “life is now within reach.”
If you or someone you love is suffering from the life-altering symptoms of lung disease, stem cell therapy could help. If you or a loved one suffers from a lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help. Our patient coordinators can help answer your questions about stem cell therapy and you can decide if it’s right for you. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 for answers to your questions.