Symptoms of Siderosis in the Lungs
Unlike most other chronic lung diseases, siderosis does not produce obvious symptoms. In fact, people may not realize they have siderosis unless a chest X-ray reveals small nodules in the lower half of the lungs, which are the only discernable signs of this condition. Despite having little to no symptoms, however, some researchers believe lung function may be slightly compromised due to the prolonged inhalation of iron oxide fumes or dust.
While siderosis alone does not lead to noticeable symptoms, it can increase the risk of other lung conditions like emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that make it difficult to engage in physical activity or even perform daily actions like walking. These diseases may cause shortness of breath, persistent coughing and a reduction in overall quality of life. Traditional treatments for chronic lung disease include supplemental oxygen, medications and breathing exercises, but not everyone is able to find satisfactory symptom relief from these approaches.
The Lung Institute offers a new source of hope to patients with chronic lung diseases related to siderosis. The first stem cell center in the nation to focus exclusively on lung conditions, the Lung Institute is a leader in autologous stem cell therapy, a minimally invasive breakthrough treatment that leverages the patient’s own stem cells to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. While there is not yet a cure for emphysema, COPD and related lung diseases, stem cell therapy has the potential to reduce lung inflammation and lessen the severity of symptoms in certain patients.
If you are experiencing symptoms from siderosis-related conditions, allow the Lung Institute to help you breathe easier. A member of our compassionate team will be happy to inform you about our innovative treatment and determine if stem cell therapy may be right for you. To take the first step toward finding relief from your symptoms, call (800) 729-3065 today.