The Lung Institute’s Treatment Guidelines for Bronchiectasis Include Stem Cell Therapy
Bronchiectasis treatment guidelines are designed to help patients manage the symptoms of this chronic obstructive lung condition, which causes airway inflammation and breathing difficulties. Traditionally, the mainstay of bronchiectasis treatment has been antibiotic therapy used in conjunction with mucus-clearing devices. For some patients, this approach can effectively control the chronic bacterial infections that can result from excess mucus buildup. However, for very severe symptoms that do not respond to antibiotic treatment, lung surgery may be considered.
At the Lung Institute, our bronchiectasis treatment guidelines include stem cell therapy, an innovative, nonsurgical option. Our physicians have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of innovative blood-based and bone-marrow based stem cell therapies in treating chronic lung conditions, including bronchiectasis. At our state-of-the-art facilities, we offer minimally invasive outpatient stem cell procedures designed to help our patients breathe easier and achieve a better quality of life.
Of course, our bronchiectasis treatment guidelines are highly individualized based on a number of unique factors. For instance, prior to recommending a specific treatment approach for a patient, we consider his or her answers to a number of questions, including:
- When was he or she diagnosed with bronchiectasis?
- What is the nature of his or her symptoms (i.e., severity of breathing difficulties, frequency of infections)?
- Which medications has he or she tried to control the symptoms, and what were the results?
- Does he or she use supplemental oxygen?
- Does he or she smoke?
- Does he or she have any other health concerns?
By harvesting stem cells that occur naturally within a patient’s own blood or bone marrow and reintroducing them intravenously, the Lung Institute offers an alternative therapy that provides a new source of hope for many patients who previously believed they were out of options. By taking advantage of the natural anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells, our treatments have shown significant progress in treating chronic pulmonary conditions with minimal side effects.
For more details on our bronchiectasis treatment guidelines and the potential effects of stem cell therapy on pulmonary function improvement, contact the Lung Institute today at (800) 729-3065.