Are there Treatment Options for Lung Disease?
What is Lung Disease?
Lung disease is any problem in or with the lungs that prevent them from completely working properly. Lung disease usually comes in the form of airway diseases, lung tissue diseases or lung circulation diseases; each with its own different effect on the human lungs. Most lung diseases includes a portion of each degree though. Some of the most common lung diseases can include the following:
Treatment Options for Lung Disease?
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. A group of innovative physicians have discovered over the past decade that the use of stem cells can have a positive effect in treating some lung diseases.
Stem Cell Treatment for Your Lung Disease
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 bone marrow and/or in the patient’s venous blood. Stem cells derived from bone marrow or 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 and blood, which requires special laboratory techniques to collect them.
After being extracted from the patient’s body, they are then 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 that has sought specific training to perform stem cell therapy adequately and safely. If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options for lung disease, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.