Lung Disease Treatment Pittsburgh
Black Lung Disease in Pittsburgh
Coal mines have been active in western Pennsylvania since the late 1700’s. The hillside of Mount Washington is nicknamed “Coal Hill” due to the mass amounts of coal mined and used by the city of Pittsburgh just across the Monongahela River. As the need for steel grew in the mid 1800’s, coal production skyrocketed, and the mines were hyperactive all the way until the late 20th century. The more coal that was needed, the more workers spent time down in the mines. Black lung was nearly inevitable for the miners up until the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. It is still possible to develop black lung, but mining companies now have to offer benefits for those that are disabled by black lung disease.
Cellular Treatment Center
While cellular therapy isn’t a cure for black lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses cellular therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has cells in their bodies that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Cellular therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts cells from fat tissue, blood or bone marrow, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Cellular therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life.
Cellular Treatment Center in Pennsylvania
The Lung Institute has completed over 1500 treatments in the past two years, and is expanding rapidly. They are looking forward to opening a new clinic in Pittsburgh in July 2015.
Although Pittsburgh has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the United States, there is hope for those suffering from COPD. The Lung Institute is on its way.
If you or a loved one suffers from chronic lung disease, contact the Lung Institute to find out if cellular therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling 888-745-6697 to see if you qualify.