Treatment for COPD with Stem Cells

The Role of Stem Cells

A stem cell is an essential building block for survival. Stem cells are responsible for being the foundation for every living being. They are capable of forming any tissue or organ in the body, which is unique from other cells, while they can still self-renew and replicate constantly. Their plasticity acts as another differentiator from other cells as their ability to create tissue for an organ different than their originating organ is essential to their benefit in regenerative medicine.

How Stem Cells Can Be Used as a COPD Treatment

Stem cell treatment at the Lung Institute has proven to improve the function of the lungs affected by chronic lung disease, but stem cells are capable of forming any differentiated cell, so they can actually develop into any organ or tissue in the body, which proves their versatility in the medical field. Since stem cells self-renew, they divide indefinitely, which means they are ideal to promote the healing of damaged organs. As new tissue is created by the stem cells, organs are strengthened and the effects of organ damage are minimized.

Types of Treatments for COPD with Stem Cells

The Lung Institute, located in Tennessee and Florida, offers COPD treatments with adult autologous stem cells. The cells come directly from an adult patient’s body only to be administered to the same patient. This decreases the potential of rejection and undermines any possible controversy about stem cell therapy.

The Lung Institute provides two unique treatments for COPD: bone marrow derived and blood-derived. The recommended stem cell treatment will be determined based on the patient’s health history and their current condition. The bone marrow treatment is always performed in conjunction with the venous treatment, but the venous treatment can be performed independently. The recommended treatment type will be determined during a physician consultation. During stem cell treatment, the stem cells target the damaged tissue or organ in order to reinforce function and improve lives.

The Treatment Process

Depending on the therapy recommended, the cells are then extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow tissue or blood. The stem cells are isolated by a professional, and almost immediately, the stem cells are given back to the individual either intravenously or with the use of a nebulizer allowing patients to breathe in 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.

If you or a loved one want to learn more about which treatments for COPD may help you battle lung disease and improve your life, contact us or call us at (800) 729-3065.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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