Pulmonary Fibrosis Explained
Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which the lungs become scarred, causing the intricate passageways inside the lungs to thicken and harden. Hardening of passageways inside the lungs makes it difficult for oxygen to pass through the walls of the tiny air sacs (alveoli) into the bloodstream. The lack of oxygen in the bloodstream leaves sufferers of pulmonary fibrosis short of breath even after periods of prolonged rest. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease in which sufferers get worse over time, sometimes slowly and other times rapidly. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a form of pulmonary fibrosis that has no known cause. Pulmonary fibrosis can be caused some of the following reasons:
- Genetic History
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Drug Induced Factors
- Occupational or Environmental Factors
Treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Unfortunately, the scarring that occurs from pulmonary fibrosis cannot be reversed. On top of that, no current treatment can stop the progression of the disease. Treatment for pulmonary fibrosis may include the uses of medications, oxygen therapy, surgery and pulmonary rehabilitation classes. While each treatment is basically targeted at helping to relieve the conditions of the disease. Surgery is considered as the last resort as a lung transplant is required. But there is hope with treatment through the use of natural factors.
Natural Treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Stop Smoking – Talk to your doctor about quitting smoking and how to get involved in these helpful programs. This will leave a lasting impact on you and your condition.
- Eat Well – A proper diet and eating healthy foods will make your lungs feel better and breathe easier.
- Get Vaccinations – Having the proper vaccinations can protect your body from unwanted infections. This is a great way to stay healthy.
- Stem Cell Therapy – Autologous stem cells are used; this means the cells come from the patient’s body. These stem cells are found in adult bone marrow or in blood (venous). Bone marrow or venous stem cells have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells.
If you plan on taking the stem cell therapy route, here is what you can expect during the procedure. During the procedure, stem cell therapy involves isolating adult cells from bone marrow and blood requiring special laboratory techniques to collect. After extraction, the cells are isolated. At this point, the cells are returned to the patient intravenously. The minimally invasive therapy can be performed as an outpatient procedure 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, safely and successfully. If you would like to find out more about how our natural treatment for pulmonary fibrosis can help you, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.