What is a Stem Cell?
A stem cell is the foundation to every living thing in the world. Like many other cells, stem cells are able to self-renew and replicate, but they are unique in their ability to form any type of tissue or organ in the body. As a result of stem cells’ plasticity, stem cells from one organ are able to create tissue for another organ.
Why Use Stem Cells?
Stem cells can be used in any organ in the body as of result of stem cells have the ability to develop into many different types of specialized cells. With the ability to self-renew indefinitely, stem cells have the capability to divide repeatedly and continuously decrease the effects of lung disease on patients; they specialize to promote the healing of organs while still sustaining the original undifferentiated cell.
What Stem Cells are Used?
While there are a large amount of stem cells available, the Lung Institute only works with adult autologous stem cells, which means that the stem cells are coming directly from an adult patient’s body only to be used by them. This limits the potential for rejection and undermines any possible controversy associated with stem cells.
The Lung Institute performs two diverse stem cell treatments: bone marrow stem cell procedures and venous (blood-derived) stem cell procedures. Depending on the nature of the patient’s disease and their health history, the bone marrow procedure is always performed in conjunction with the venous procedure while the venous option may be performed independently. During the actual stem cell treatment, the stem cells go through a specific process in order to help people breathe easier and live better.
The Whole Process
The stem cells are then extracted from the patient’s bone marrow or blood depending on the treatment chosen. The stem cells are isolated by a clinic professional, and then the extracted stem cells are returned to the patient either intravenously or with the use of a nebulizer. The nebulizer allows patients to breathe in the isolated stem cells. Once the cells are returned to the patient, they will begin to improve the damaged lung tissue. With their ability to continually replicate, the lungs grow stronger, and patients are able to breathe easier.
If you or a loved one is ready to learn more about stem cell treatment available in FL, so that they can decrease the effects of lung disease and take back your life, contact us or call us at (800) 729-3065.