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Stem Cell Treatment for COPD: Patients’ Stories

18 Nov 2016
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Stem Cell Treatment for COPD: Patients' Stories

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), finding the best treatment option can be challenging. When dealing with shortness of breath, persistent coughing, fatigue and other COPD symptoms on a daily basis, feeling like yourself can be difficult as well. Many of our patients come to us after hearing there isn’t much hope for them from their doctors or when their current COPD treatment plan isn’t working to its fullest. Stem cell treatment for COPD works differently than traditional treatments by working to promote healing from within the lungs. With the potential to improve quality of life, many people with chronic lung diseases are adding stem cell treatment for COPD into their current treatment plan. Here are some of our patients’ stories.

What challenges did our patients face that caused them to investigate stem cell treatment for COPD?

Our patient, Herbert K., had very little quality of life. When he went to the grocery store, he could barely get from his car to a shopping cart. Every morning, Herbert’s walk from the bedroom to the kitchen was nearly impossible. He had to take breaks and lean on the counter to catch his breath. Even talking on the phone or holding a conversation made him feel out of breath.

Another patient, Greg B., couldn’t bend over to pick up sticks in his yard or walk very far without being completely out of breath. He had to use supplemental oxygen and felt tired of having tubing hanging out of his nose.

In patient Ronnie G.’s words, having COPD “was kind of like having a plastic bag over my head.” He was only able to walk 10 to 15 feet before he felt like he couldn’t breathe, and he would have to stop to catch his breath.

How do our patients feel now?

After receiving stem cell treatment for COPD, Herbert is able to breathe better and is walking a mile every other day with his wife. While he still has to take a few breaks during his mile walk, he feels better and like he can breathe again. In fact, he’s only using his oxygen at night now. Herbert can go fishing, help with household chores and do handyman activities around the house.

For Greg, feeling positive changes to his health started quickly after treatment. In fact, Greg is even able to mow his yard, bend over and pick up sticks, take walks and participate in exercise at pulmonary rehab. While he still uses his oxygen for certain tasks, he has been able to reduce his oxygen therapy use and keep his oxygen levels up.

Pleased with his stem cell treatment for COPD, Ronnie says he no longer hurts all the time.  He’s able to go outside more often, get up and move around the house more easily, walk down the road to his daughter’s house, spend time in the barn and go to stock shows without hurting. Like the other patients, Ronnie has reduced his oxygen therapy use as well.

What are their family and friends saying?

Stem Cell Treatment for COPD: Patients' Stories

Herbert’s family and friends have noticed his improvements, too. Now, he’s able to participate in more activities with his grandkids, like playing games. His family and friends have noticed a difference when he talks on the phone, too.

Even Greg’s doctor noticed a difference. Stunned at Greg’s improvements, his doctor listened to Greg’s lungs and was surprised at how clear his lungs sounded after stem cell treatment for COPD. His doctor couldn’t hear any wheezing, and they both look forward to seeing how Greg continues to improve.

Ronnie’s family and friends are happy to see Ronnie’s progress. One day, when Ronnie was at Sunday school, a man said, “You look brighter right now than you have been.” Ronnie smiled and said, “Yes sir!”

What are our patients’ stem cell treatment for COPD reviews?

After living with the difficulty of gasping for air, Herbert decided to give stem cell treatment for COPD a try. Herbert feels like he has been given a chance at life and a second chance to be with his family.

Before his treatment, Greg couldn’t do anything he wanted to do, and he felt like he always had to wait to catch his breath. Now, Greg is tickled about how much better he feels, saying “I feel like a million dollars.”

Ronnie’s stem cell treatment for COPD review is simple. He says, “I would tell them to go! I’ve got a better outlook on life!”

While there isn’t a cure for COPD or other chronic lung diseases, there are a variety of treatment options, such as medications, oxygen therapy and stem cell therapy. Watch more of our patients’ stories to learn more about how stem cell treatment helped them regain their quality of life. If you or someone you love has COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or another chronic lung disease and would like to learn more about stem cell treatment options, contact us at (800) 729-3065.


  1. PB

    7 days ago

    Dear Carol Ann,

    Thanks for your comment. We’re sorry to hear about the challenges you have been facing with COPD. Many people with COPD find it helpful to join a COPD support group in their local area, so they can be around other people with COPD and gain helpful advice from them. Remember to see your doctor regularly and to talk about any changes you have noticed in your COPD symptoms with your doctor. We wish you the best.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. PB

    7 days ago

    Dear Ralph,

    Thanks for your comment. Like you, many people with COPD are prescribed breathing treatments and inhalers to help them breathe easier. If you would like to learn more about stem cell treatment for COPD, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149, and we would be happy to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  3. Ralph Colbert

    2 weeks ago

    C O P D take breathing treatments every Four hours or as needed Symbicort 160/5.5 inhaler twice Daley

  4. Carol Ann Ketchum

    2 weeks ago

    I have COPD,since moving back to rotten central Florida,and not living by ocean as I did before,my COPD has got worst,feel better living back nort,but can’t seem to sell house for what we need to get,can’t rent it,for people around here trash houses,so feel doomed,hate area and people?

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