Stop the Progression of COPD

If you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), then no one needs to tell you about the troubles of breathing. You have to work for every breath; an action that most people do involuntarily, you need to work hard to achieve. COPD causes a long list of symptoms outside of shortness of breath, you can also experiences excessive coughing, wheezing, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia and bronchitis to name just a few. Unfortunately, if untreated, the disease will progress quickly, especially if you continue to smoke cigarettes. Eventually, people see their lung functioning drop to below 80 percent and need to live with supplemental oxygen.

COPD Treatment with Stem Cells

With COPD and other pulmonary conditions, the Lung Institute uses autologous stem cells from the patient’s own peripheral blood and/or bone marrow tissue. Treatments for many of the major pulmonary conditions including COPD, emphysemachronic bronchitispulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease are performed at the Lung Institute.  Our minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedures are helping patients breathe easier and changing lives.

Adult stem cells from one organ are capable of forming tissue for another organ, which is called plasticity. Stem cells derived from blood or bone marrow have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells. It has been found that adult stem cells are capable of being transferred into any one single organ of the body.

Stem cell treatment involves isolating adult stem cells from bone marrow tissue, which requires special laboratory techniques to collect them and expand their numbers in culture. These procedures should be performed in a clinical setting under the supervision of a trained professional.

Follow-up Care after Stem Cell Therapy

The type and level of follow-up care you will be provided will depend upon your individual requirements and the type of treatment you received. We will instruct you on the precise home care practice you will need to perform during the next couple of weeks. At the Lung Institute, we keep close track of our patients’ progress to ensure that their recovery is in line with protocol, and keep track of breathing and everyday physical capabilities before and after treatment. If necessary, we also customize a medication regimen for patients post treatment to aid in recovery.

If you have questions about better breathing, consult your doctor first. If you or a loved one is interested in stem cell therapy for lung disease, then contact us at the Lung Institute to learn more or call (800) 729-3065 today.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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.

Under current FDA guidelines and regulations 1271.10 and 1271.15, the Lung Institute complies with all necessary requirements for operation. The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the FDA for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines. Any individual who accesses Lung Institute's website for information is encouraged to speak with his or her primary physician for treatment suggestions and conclusive evidence. All information on this site should be used for educational and informational use only.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and stem cell procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.