Symptoms of Lung Disease
What You Can Do To Make It Better
How Do We Define Lung Disease?
Breathing comes naturally to many of us. In doing so, we breathe in much needed oxygen into our bloodstream, which enables the body to work and grow. Almost every day, an average person will breathe in and out nearly 25,000 times. Now imagine having a lung disease and struggling just to do this very simple action. Pretty scary if you think about it.
Lung disease, an umbrella term for all pulmonary conditions, is any problem in or with the lungs that prevent them from completely working properly. Usually, lung disease consists of three different categories of diseases. These diseases are: airway, lung tissue and lung circulation, each with its own different effect on the human lungs. Although, most lung conditions include a portion of each disease to some degree. Here are some of the most common conditions that tend to be found when talking about lung disease:
Symptoms of Lung Disease
Since there are a number of conditions that are classified under a lung disease, the symptoms and causes may vary. Here are some of the most reoccurring ones that have been found to be associated with a number of lung diseases:
- Severe or chronic coughing
- Shortness of breath
- On again/off again infections
- Excess amount of mucus
Depending upon what type of lung disease that you suffer from, treatment options may vary. Many physicians prescribe bronchodilators to help expand the airways, allowing more airflow to and from the lungs. Also, it is common that a treatment plan to include a regiment of breathing and aerobic exercises to rehabilitate some pulmonary functioning. Although most of these treatments are helpful, they may not assist in the reversal of some symptoms, they are simply used to deter the progression of the lung disease. There might be hope with treatment from a group of doctors utilize the natural abilities of stem cells.
Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Diseases
In the case of lung disease, autologous stem cells are used, meaning they come from the patient’s own body, and can be found in the patient’s venous blood. Stem cells derived from blood have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells. During the procedure, stem cell treatment involves isolating adult stem cells from bone marrow, which requires special laboratory techniques to collect them. After being extracted from the patient’s body, they are isolated. Then they are given back to the patient intravenously or through the use of a nebulizer. The treatment is minimally invasive and typically an outpatient procedure. The procedure should be performed in a clinical setting under the supervision of a professional.
It takes a physician with specific training to perform stem cell therapy adequately and safely. If you would like to find out more about ways to relieve your symptoms of lung disease, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.