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 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.

* 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.

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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.