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What Doctors are Saying About Stem Cells

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Knowing the state of the field is critical to making the right decision for your health.

Although stem cell therapy has come a long way in the treatment of chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and interstitial lung disease, it’s important to know the opinions of doctors within the field. As a relatively emerging form of treatment for chronic lung disease, the viewpoint of doctors on current stem cell treatment methods, and what their opinions are on the future of the field is key.

This is true, not only because they—along with treatment clinics like the Lung Institute—will need to push the field forward to bring the treatment further into the mainstream, but because of patients who’ve run out of options, the confidence of their physicians is an important component in their health decisions.

With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to bridge the gap between your current knowledge and what’s being said by experts in the field and help you find out what doctors are saying about stem cells.

So, What Are Doctors Saying About Stem Cell Therapy?

Doctor opinions on stem cell therapy have typically been mixed—with some being dismissive of the science to others being optimistic for anything that may provide lasting relief for their patients. What is clear from medical professionals in the field across the board is there is a clear applicable potential for the use of stem cell therapy as a form of treatment. The Lung Institute collects patient outcomes data to show how patients are being affected by treatment. The Lung Institute has seen great success, but new medical practices take time to become widely accepted. Sometimes, patients do not have time to wait.

“Stem cell technologies are reshaping how medicine is practiced in the U.S., yet our traditional way of introducing a medication, instrument or procedure has been found to be too slow, too expensive, too cumbersome and frequently, not applicable to the situation,” said Jack Coleman, M.D., medical director of the Lung Institute.

The scientific field has a broad understanding of what happens within the body on a molecular level once these specialized reparative cells enter the body. They are attracted to areas of the body that are damaged and will spur the release of pericytes and cytokines, which promote internal healing. However, some claim there is still much to learn in order to produce consistent and replicative effects in all patients. This is why it is so important for stem cell clinics to collect and study data.

It is important to note there is minimal risk in receiving stem cell treatment because the cells are derived from a person’s own body, and are not foreign to it in any way. This reduces negative side effects that are typical of most medications. Because of this, many people facing limited options decide to try stem cell therapy, and many have seen an improvement in their quality of life as a result. Furthermore, many primary care doctors who were initially skeptical of treatment are amazed by the results that patients experience after receiving stem cell.

The knowledge that is available about stem cell therapy is growing, and the Lung Institute partners with and works to educate primary care providers on the benefits of stem cell therapy. While it’s important for patients to be able to take their health decisions into their own hands, it’s also important for doctors to be educated in all available treatment options so they may give their patients the most current and viable information

“Our responsibility is to give the best, safest treatment to patients to relieve pain and suffering and prolong quality of life. Our world is getting smaller, knowledge is becoming more egalitarian and medical care is becoming more standardized across nations,” said Dr. Coleman. “At some point, we may realize that healthcare development from bench to bedside needs to progress beyond national sovereignty and become a global effort.”

So, What Can I Do Now?

Luckily, current available treatment options do more than simply address the symptoms. Stem cell therapy has the potential to stop the progression of the disease and, in some cases, even improve a person’s condition. Many Lung Institute patients see an improvement in their quality of life after receiving stem cell therapy from the Lung Institute.

However, in managing your quality of life, the first step is always to quit smoking,if you haven’t already. The second would be to address your overall health through diet and exercise.

With these behavioral changes, it’s possible to greatly affect the pronouncement of symptoms within those with COPD, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. However, when lifestyle changes fail to improve your quality of life in the way you may expect, it may be time to consider stem cell therapy. Rather than addressing the symptoms of lung disease, stem cell therapy may directly affect disease progression and may improve quality of life.

For more information on stem cell therapy and what it could mean for your life moving forward, contact us today or call us at (800) 729-3065. Our patient coordinators will walk you through our available treatment options, discuss your current health and medical history and determine a qualifying treatment plan that works best for you.

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12 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    1 month ago

    Jo:

    We are very happy to hear about the results of your recent stem cell treatments for your lungs. Patients often report reduced use of inhalers or oxygen after undergoing treatments.

    Our team has a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, treatment, candidacy and cost. We’re happy to answer your questions. Feel free to give us a call at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with our dedicated medical team. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Jo

    1 month ago

    I had stem cell on my lungs in CA in August of 2017 and I noticed for the first 10 days, I didn’t have to use inhalers as often.

  3. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Linda:

    Thank you for the comment. Receiving our stem cell treatment knows no geographic bounds. We have clinics in five cities around the United States.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about stem cell therapy for chronic lung diseases and discuss accommodations near each clinic. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, 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

  4. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Charlene:

    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.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about stem cell therapy for chronic lung diseases. We have a dedicated medical team who have a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, 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

  5. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Paul:

    Thank you for your comment. We try and provide data whenever possible and whenever updated. We would suggest contacting one of our patient coordinators and talk with one of them about your specific situation. They have a wwalth of knowledge and may be able to answer your questions.

    The best way to do that is by giving us a call and speaking one-on-one with someone on our medical team over our secure phone line. We’re happy to answer your questions about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Vera: Thank you for your comment. 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 stem cell therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Vera Hernandez

    2 months ago

    Wow, i like those testimonials, i believe in stem Cells but i do not have the money i hope you go cheper i will came write away. I need this treatment very badly i have Emphysema and C.O.P.D but i waite .Thank you Veronica

  8. Paul

    2 months ago

    Hi, I follow this company and what they do as a potential patient, I would still like to see something scientific, like change in FEV values or hear that people are able to get of the inhalers or o2 supplements. I appreciate peoples improvement in lifestyle testimonials, but I don’t know how to quantify or measure that. thank you very much, paul

  9. Linda greenwalt

    2 months ago

    I would love to see if I might be a good candidate for stem cell treatment. But I live in a rural area where stem cell will not be embraced for many years. I don’t have many years.

  10. Charlene Keenan

    2 months ago

    It is the cost that stops me from trying this. I believe that it works but is not covered by any insurance. It is a shame that something that could help us and save the ins companies money in the long run is not covered.

  11. Lung Institute

    2 months ago

    Judy:

    Thank you for your comments and good to hear you are feeling better with the treatments. Where you live can have an effect on a person with lung disease. Higher humidity can make breathing more challenging. We continue to create more testimonials and hope to have more on the testimonial page in the future. We wish you well and continued success with your next treatment.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  12. Judy Holm

    2 months ago

    I have had one round ofstem cell therapy the first part june, 2017 and felt better within a couple of weeks. I had the treatment in Scottsdale Az. When i moved back to NDak. I didn’t notice as much improvement. I am scheduled for another treatment n Sept. 29,2017. I’m hoping for a good outcome as they are too expensive for me to have anymore! I have had the venous treatment. I would like to see some new testimonials from people who have had the treatents to stay positive as i feel your state of mind can affect your outcome!

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