About Cellular Treatment
What are Cells?
Cells make up every organism on this planet; they are imperative to sustaining life. They have the ability to form any type of bodily tissue or organ since they are able to continually replicate and self-renew. What differentiates cells from other cells is that cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ; this is called plasticity. Thus cells can play a major role in regenerative medicine.
Why Use Cells?
Cells can be used in any organ in the body since cells are able to mimic any type of differentiated cells. Since they are capable of self-renewing indefinitely, they can divide many times and specialize to promote the healing of organs, such as lungs, while still sustaining the original cell. This can improve bodily function by creating new tissue and strengthening organs.
What Type of Cells Would Be Used?
While there are several types of cells used in the science, the Lung Institute only treats with autologous cells. This means the cells are directly coming from a patient’s own body and are later infused back into the same patient. This decreases the possibility of rejection and eliminates any possible controversy associated with cells.
The Lung Institute offers cellular therapy option: Blood-Derived Therapy. During these treatments, the adult cells go through a specific process to target the damaged tissue or organ.
How It Works
The cells are extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow or blood depending on the treatment type. The cells are isolated by a trained professional in a clinical setting. The adult cells are quickly returned to the patient intravenously, which allows patients to breathe in the adult cells. Now, the cells will begin to promote the healing of lung tissue. With their ability to continually replicate, the lungs grow stronger, and patients are able to breathe easier and live better.