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.
Stem Cell Therapy
Many lung disease sufferers have opted in for stem cell therapy to improve their quality of life. While stem cell therapy isn’t a cure for lung disease, it has improved many patients’ quality of life. The Lung Institute uses stem cell therapy to improve lung function. Everyone has stem cells in their bodies that act as our body’s system to promote healing. Stem cell therapy specifically targets damaged areas and accelerates the healing process. The Lung Institute uses a minimally invasive procedure that extracts stem cells from fat tissue, blood or bone marrow, and reintroduces them back into the body, targeting the damaged lung tissue. Stem cell therapy has significantly improved many patients’ lives by allowing them to breathe easier and do the things that they enjoy in life.
About the Staff
Dr. Jack Coleman, Jr., MD, will be the Medical Director of the Pittsburgh clinic. Dr. Coleman earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He later became an otolaryngology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital. He also served as a Lieutenant Commander and Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. Dr. Coleman is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of numerous medical societies including the American Medical Association, American Rhinologic Society, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and the Pan-American Society of Otolaryngology. Along with his distinguished medical career, Dr. Coleman is a published author for several medical books and is referenced in numerous medical journals.
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 stem cell therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify.