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 stem cell therapy as a form of alternative treatment for interstitial lung disease. Stem 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 stem cell therapy: venous, which consists of taking stem cells from a patient’s own blood; and bone marrow, which consists of removing stem 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 stem cell 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 stem cell therapy we offer as an alternative method of treating this condition, call the Lung Institute team today at (800) 729-3065.