With as many as 24 million Americans suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) alone, with many more suffering from a litany of other pulmonary illnesses, the need for effective treatment is an ever mounting concern.
However, treatment for pulmonary disease has remained largely the same for over a decade, offering treatment options which focus largely on the symptoms of an illness, but fail to address the progression.
For patients with limited treatment options, traditional treatments have often proved ineffective, in addition to frequently being accompanied by negative side effects which further derail the individual’s quality of life.
Because of this, many patients suffering from pulmonary diseases are opting for stem cell therapy.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are remarkable cells which are essentially the main components of life, since they exist in every living organism.
Stem cells are cells with incredible plasticity, meaning that they are capable of developing into any type of tissue found in the human body. Stem cells are also able to self-renew, and replicate, which makes them invaluable to the advancement of regenerative medicine.
The Lung Institute has established itself as an innovative leader in the evolving field of regenerative medicine, and focuses strongly on stem cell therapy, and research.
The Lung Institute has facilities across the United States in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania, and provides stem cell treatment for a variety of major pulmonary conditions, including, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, and interstitial lung disease.
The Lung Institute utilizes what are called autologous stem cells, which are derived from the patient’s own body, either collected through a blood sample, or bone marrow sample. The stem cells are then isolated and extracted from the other cells in the sample, and the concentrated stem cells are returned to the body intravenously. This method will naturally bring the stem cells to the respiratory system, where they can began the healing process.
This treatment has been remarkably successful in addressing both the symptoms and progression of lung disease. More information about stem cell treatment available at lunginstitute.com.
You can read more about why patients are choosing stem cell therapy here.