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Pneumoconiosis is a term that can refer to any chronic lung condition caused by the inhalation of dust or toxic fibers. Silicosis (caused by the inhalation of silica dust), asbestosis (caused by the inhalation of asbestos) and black lung disease (caused by the inhalation of coal or graphite dust) are all forms of pneumoconiosis, which is characterized by severe scarring and inflammation in the lungs.
Pneumoconiosis can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath, both at rest and during physical activity
- A persistent cough
- Low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia)
People with pneumoconiosis can use medications and supplemental oxygen treatment to help alleviate these symptoms, although there is no way to reverse existing lung damage or cure the condition in its entirety. Some people, however, have turned to alternative therapies to help slow the progression of the disease. Stem cell therapy is one such option that may help alleviate inflammation and promote the body’s natural healing process. An innovative treatment option, stem cell therapy does not typically cause any side effects and can be provided alongside other traditional forms of pneumoconiosis treatment.
The Lung Institute – the world’s only stem cell treatment center to focus exclusively on the treatment of lung disease – offers stem cell treatment for pneumoconiosis. We have helped numerous patients manage their pneumoconiosis symptoms and improve their quality of life – even when traditional treatments have failed to produce the desired results.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pneumoconiosis and would like to learn more about your treatment options, contact the Lung Institute by calling (800) 729-3065 to speak with a caring member of our team. We can help you determine if our stem cell treatments may be an optimal pneumoconiosis treatment for you.