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Chronic lung diseases come in many forms, each bringing its own set of symptoms and challenges. For those living with pulmonary fibrosis, the scaring of the lungs turns breathing and doing everyday tasks into a constant battle. It is estimated between 132,000-200,000 Americans are affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or pulmonary fibrosis with an unknown cause.
When it comes to treating those with pulmonary fibrosis, each treatment plan is unique. While medications and supplemental oxygen may be effective for one person, they may not work as well for another. That’s why pulmonary fibrosis patients have decided to look for other treatment options to help their symptoms.
One of those treatment options is stem cell therapy. Check out this stem cell treatment review for pulmonary fibrosis.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are the building blocks of life because they have the ability to self-renew and replicate. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, meaning cells from one part of the body can transform their function to that of another type of tissue. Here, at the Lung Institute, we specialize in adult stem cell therapy to help those with chronic lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis.
During the Lung Institute’s stem cell therapy process, the patients’ own stem cells are harvested from the blood or bone marrow, separated and returned to the patient intravenously. Once back in the body, the stem cells may begin to promote healing from within the lungs.
Stem Cell Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis at the Lung Institute:
In this stem cell treatment review for pulmonary fibrosis, you’ll hear from two of our patients about how they feel after their stem cell treatments.
Joseph O – Selden, NY
“I want to thank the Lung Institute for giving me my life back. I was told by many pulmonologists that there was no cure, no hope, and it was terminal. Not anymore. Not anymore. I feel like a million dollars. I really do.”
Pulmonary fibrosis had left Joseph O struggling to do much of anything. From walking up a flight of steps to having to sit in a chair when brushing his teeth, everything was a challenge for Joseph. Finally, Joseph decided to research his options and decided to try stem cell therapy. After his treatment, he noticed gradual improvement. His friends and family couldn’t believe it and thought it was a miracle.
Now, Joseph is looking to regain his stamina and get back to a normal life.
Don C – Lakewood, Ohio
“My wife was very skeptical at first, and she sees what it’s doing now and says ‘wow.’”
After 30 years of breathing in construction debris and cigarette smoke, Don C was battling both pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As his chronic lung diseases progressed, he found himself needing supplemental oxygen around the clock. When doing basic tasks became a challenge, Don started to investigate his options. Initially, doctors suggested Don get a lung transplant, but the recovery time and life expectancy didn’t add up for him. That’s when he decided to try stem cell therapy. Now, Don no longer needs oxygen and looks forward to improving his health.
For Joseph and Don, the reasons they chose stem cell therapy for their pulmonary fibrosis are different. But now, they both look optimistically towards the future and plan on making the most of their improved quality of life. If you or someone you know is battling pulmonary fibrosis, COPD or interstitial lung disease, it may be time to consider the Lung Institute. For more information on stem cell therapy, please contact us or call (800) 729-3065.