To Start, What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are essential to survival; they make up the foundation for every living organism. They are able to form any tissue or organ in the body, which is unique from other cells. In addition, they can self-renew and replicate constantly. Their plasticity acts as an imperative differentiator from other types of cells as their ability to create tissue for an organ different than their origination is essential to their use in regenerative medicine.
Why Stem Cells?
Stem cell therapy at the Lung Institute in FL has proven to benefit individuals with chronic lung disease by improving the function of patients’ lungs. Stem cells are not limited to treating lung disease as stem cells are capable of forming any differentiated cell, so they can actually develop into any organ or tissue in the body. Since stem cells self-renew and divide indefinitely, they are ideal to promote the healing of organs in order to improve organ function. As new tissue is created by the stem cells, organs are strengthened and the effects of organ damage are minimized.
What Stem Cells Are Used?
The Lung Institute in FL offers stem cell therapy with adult autologous stem cells. The cells used come directly from an adult patient’s body by the same patient. This decreases the chances of rejection and eliminates any possible controversy about stem cell therapy.
The Lung Institute provides two diverse stem cell therapies: the bone marrow procedure and the venous (blood-derived) procedure. The recommended stem cell procedure is determined by the patient’s health history and their current disease. The recommended therapy will be determined during a free consultation. During both types of stem cell therapy, the stem cells target the damaged tissue or organ in order to reinforce function and improve lives.
How It Works?
Depending on the recommended therapy, the cells are extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow or blood. At this point, the extracted stem cells are isolated by a professional and are quickly given back to the individual either intravenously or with the use of a nebulizer allowing patients to inhale the stem cells. Now, the stem cells can begin to promote the healing of lung tissue, so patients can breathe easier and bring their life within reach.