COPD Treatment Options
Because everyone is different and every condition is different, it can be difficult to find the best COPD treatment options for you. From traditional treatment options to alternative treatment options, there is a variety of choices available. Learning more about your COPD treatment options will help you make an informed decision regarding your healthcare and treatment plan.
What are traditional COPD treatment options?
Traditional COPD treatment options include a variety of medications, steroids, inhalers, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and in severe cases, lung reduction or lung transplant. While these options can extend your lifespan, they can only treat the symptoms of COPD. These medications work to manage symptoms instead of treat the condition itself.
Lung therapies, such as pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy, are available to help patients, too. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that combines exercise, education and support to help people learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible. Oxygen therapy helps people with COPD who need help receiving sufficient oxygen.
What are alternative COPD treatment options?
Alternative COPD treatment options can include lifestyle modifications, herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic care and stem cell therapy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet and getting enough exercise are both important parts of a healthy lifestyle. While certain foods and drinks can worsen COPD symptoms, there are many foods that can help you feel better and breathe easier. For some people, acupuncture and chiropractic care have proven beneficial to them. Some studies have shown that both acupuncture and chiropractic care are options in the management of COPD.
The Lung Institute also offers an alternative COPD treatment through autologous stem cell therapy or stem cell therapy from cells from the patient’s own body. Highly trained Lung Institute medical professionals extract the patient’s stem cells from blood or bone marrow tissue. Then, they separate the cells and return them to the patient intravenously. Once in circulation, the stem cells can begin to promote the healing of lung tissue, which can potentially improve lung function.
Where can I learn more about COPD treatment options at the Lung Institute?
With clinics nationwide, the Lung Institute will likely have a clinic near you. We are happy to answer your questions and discuss stem cell treatment options with you today. For more information about COPD treatment options at the Lung Institute, feel free to contact us at (800) 729-3065.