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, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary 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.