Lung Institute in Pennsylvania
COPD in Pennsylvania
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition where a person’s airways are blocked, resulting in that person having difficulty breathing. The number one cause of COPD is smoking. Not far behind, occupational hazards and pollution can also cause COPD. Some symptoms of COPD include: frequent cough, increased phlegm, shortness of breath, the inability to take a short breath and wheezing. A survey conducted in 2011 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that 6.6 percent of Pennsylvania residents have been diagnosed with COPD. However, help is on its way. Look out for the Lung Institute in Pennsylvania in July of 2015.
Occupational Lung Disease in Pittsburgh
The American Lung Association recently released their 2015 State of the Air report listing the cities with the cleanest and most polluted air. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, the city once again ranked among those with the most polluted air in the nation. With the combination of the pollution in the air, the high prevalence of lung disease in the area and the local steel mills and coal mines, many people believe that occupational lung disease in Pittsburgh is on the rise.
Many lung disease sufferers have opted in for cellular therapy to improve their quality of life. While cellular therapy isn’t a cure for lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses cellular therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has cells in their bodies that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Cellular therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts cells from fat tissue, blood or bone marrow, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Cellular therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life.
Although Pittsburgh has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the United States, there is hope for those suffering from COPD. The Lung Institute is on its way. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic lung disease, contact the Lung Institute to find out if cellular therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling 888-745-6697 to see if you qualify.