Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease Alternative Treatment Options

For those living with interstitial lung disease, an alternative treatment is often considered alongside more traditional treatment methods. Interstitial lung disease is an umbrella term that is used to characterize a number of pulmonary diseases, the most common being pulmonary fibrosis. Interstitial lung conditions result in thickened lung tissue and scarring, which in turn interfere with the absorption of oxygen into the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.

While interstitial lung disease is currently incurable, there are many steps you can take to improve your condition. Some popular alternative treatment options for addressing this condition’s symptoms include:

• Changing your diet – Ensuring that you are getting the proper nutrients and vitamins through a healthy diet can help to not only make your lungs feel better, but also to improve your overall well-being.
• Quitting smoking – The chemicals in cigarette smoke are incredibly harmful to the lungs and continuing to smoke will contribute to faster progression of your condition.
• Getting yearly vaccinations – Staying up-to-date on your vaccinations can ensure that your body is protected from potentially dangerous infections.

In addition to the abovementioned treatment options, the Lung Institute also offers cellular therapy as a form of alternative treatment for interstitial lung disease. Cells are remarkable when it comes to healing conditions related to the lungs, as they can regenerate and transform themselves to function as healthy lung tissue. The Lung Institute offers two different types of cellular therapy: venous, which consists of taking cells from a patient’s own blood; and bone marrow, which consists of removing cells from a patient’s own bone marrow. Because the treatment we offer is completely autologous – or derived from a patient’s own body – our cellular therapy comes with no risk of rejection and has no long-term negative side effects.

If you are living with interstitial lung disease and would like to learn more about the cellular therapy we offer as an alternative method of treating this condition, call the Lung Institute team today at 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.

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 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.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.