Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory condition impacting the lungs and is one of the most common medical conditions worldwide. Research shows that nearly 6% of the population suffers from COPD and it affects men and woman almost equally. COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
The most frequent causes of obstructive lung disease are asthma, varied conditions of bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema that lead to the degeneration or damage of tissues over time. Most people with COPD experience chronic symptoms that result from inflammation and ongoing lung damage. Symptoms of COPD typically develop quite slowly and sometimes people are unaware that they have lung problems. For instance, it’s common for people with COPD to initially feel out of breath after short periods of physical activity, then eventually, while at rest.
Typical COPD symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Cough with mucus
- Recurring respiratory infections
- Persistent feeling of tightness in the chest
Currently, the allopathic medical treatments are focused on providing medications to treat the symptoms and complications of COPD. This model may work to manage the condition, but does not address the root cause of inflammation which is driving the disease. While there is no cure for COPD, Stem Cell Therapy is an alternative treatment that can help reduce chronic lung inflammation, thereby helping patients decrease symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Stem Cell Therapy for COPD
When Stem cells are given intravenously, the cells go directly to the right side of the heart. Within a heartbeat, the cells are pushed directly into the lungs to get oxygenated. Research has shown, in patients with chronic lung inflammation or conditions like COPD, the stem cells get trapped when they arrive in the lungs. This is commonly called the pulmonary trap, and this occurrence leads to healing of the lung tissue and the slowed progression of a chronic lung disease. Over a period of several weeks following Stem Cell Therapy, respiratory and forced volume capacity increases, breathing improves, mucous production declines and scar tissue damage improves. Patents also experience a measurable increase in lung function post therapy.
If you or a loved one are suffering with a Chronic Lung Disease, contact us to see if Stem Cell Therapy is an option.