End Stage COPD is also known as Advanced COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that moves through 4 stages. According to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) the stages vary from mild to very severe.

COPD Progression

The beginning stages of COPD are marked by a small decrease in lung functioning and the need for either prescription drugs or lifestyle modifications. By the time advanced COPD develops, lung function drops down to the low 90, or even 80, percent of a healthy lung. When this happens, simply medications will not help alleviate symptoms of COPD. Many people have to use supplemental oxygen because their lungs are unable to bring in enough oxygen to keep the bloodstream at an operational level. This decrease in oxygen leads to vital organs straining to function properly and can cause a host of related conditions like hypertension, heart disease and stroke to name a few.

Treating Advanced COPD

Unfortunately, there is no cure for COPD, which means its terminal and will be with you for the rest of your life, but that doesn’t mean you should resolve to a life of worsening health. Most people with advanced COPD can’t even walk to their mail box without help, and some need over an hour just to take a shower. Luckily, there are some alternative treatment options that go beyond simple symptom management.

Cellular therapy for lung disease has been a growing treatment option over the past few years. At the Lung Institute, a progressive cellular therapy clinic that has emerged as a leader in the global stem cell community, they use cells from the patient’s own body to treat lung disease. The cells are called autologous cells. These cells are taken intravenously from the patient’s blood (venous cells) or from bone marrow cells. The new healthy cells are attracted to the areas of the damaged lung cells and get to work promoting the healing of lung tissue. This results is the ability of the patients to breathe easier and inevitably get their life back.

A progressive lung disease like COPD often leads to a patient needing to take their treatment into their own hands through researching various options that may seem non-traditional. Most patients are not ready to simply give up on their health, and unfortunately the prognosis that comes along with COPD can seem like it’s the only option.

If you or a loved one has advanced COPD, cellular therapy may be right for you. Contact the Lung Institute for a free consultation or call 888-745-6697.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

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Each patient is different. Results may vary.