Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, these are probably the last words you expected to hear from your doctor, especially if you are not a smoker. Any lung disease, but especially COPD, will make it difficult for you to breathe. It is estimated that over 11 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COPD; however, it is possible that over 24 million people have the disease but have yet to be diagnosed. The idea of being strapped to oxygen for the rest of life is probably not the most appealing image in your mind. Now, your main question is how can this be treated?
Stem cell therapy is a fairly new therapy that is gaining more popularity in treating lung diseases such as COPD. COPD causes changes in the structure of the lung, including destruction of the walls of air sacs, airways becoming clogged with mucus, and inflammation and thickening of airways. Unfortunately, there is no cure for COPD; however, there is an alternative to slow the progression of the disease by using stem cell therapy which will hopefully lead to a cure.
Stem cell therapy is a new treatment performed at The Lung Institute. The presence of stem cells in the lungs has just been recently found and will benefit people with COPD in the following ways:
- Reduce airway inflammation further preventing damage to the lungs and lung walls
- Help build new, healthy lung tissue which will aid in replacement of previously damaged lung tissue
- Create new capillaries leading to better and prolonged lung function
Not only will stem cell therapy help those with COPD gain better lung function over the course of their lives, it will hopefully lead to less painfully and risky surgeries including lung transplants. Stem cell therapy is paving the way for a cure for COPD; thus, helping million of sufferers everywhere receive beneficial and effective treatment for the disease. For more information and testimonials about how stem cell therapy has helped million of sufferers of COPD, visit https://lunginstitute.com/testimonials/.