Stem Cell Therapy Process
What is a Stem Cell?
Stem cells are the building blocks of life; they are essential to every living organism. They are able to self-renew and replicate—with the ability to form every type of tissue or organ in the body. Adult stem cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ; this is called plasticity. This is key to their function in regenerative medicine. The stem cell therapy process includes using an individual’s own body to treat disease.
How are Stem Cells Used?
Some clinics in the Unites States offer stem cell treatments for many major pulmonary conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The stem cells used by these clinics are autologous, which means they come from the patient’s own body. The stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow or blood depending on the patient’s current condition and health history. Adult stem cells have the capacity to form many types of differentiated cells, so when the stem cells are returned to the patient, they will target the damaged tissue, which leads to improved lung function in patients with a chronic lung disease. This minimally invasive, outpatient stem cell procedure is changing lives by helping patients breathe easier.
The Stem Cell Therapy Process
Once the desired volume of stem cells are available, they are harvested from the patient’s own blood or bone marrow. The stem cells are then processed and returned to the patient intravenously. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they will begin to promote healing. Since stem cells can continually replicate, there is the possibility that healing can be promoted in the lungs.
Stem Cell Success Stories
A clinic headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Lung Institute, has been performing stem cell therapy for lung disease over the past two years. They make it their standard to provide the highest level of quality care with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism. Their website has stem cell treatment patient testimonials where you can learn more about the individuals who have volunteered to share their stories.
One particular patient, Vicki B., has seen an expansive increase in her quality of life after treatment. “Since my treatment in May, I am able to do things again that I haven’t done in months. Walking, shopping and seeing my family are just some of the things that I can do now,” says Vickie.
If you would like to find out more about available treatment options from the Lung institute, please contact them today at [phone] to schedule a free consultation.