Know Your Breathe Easy Options When It Comes To Stem Cells

People breathe easier when they are clients at the Lung Institute. Although those that come to be patients at the Lung Institute have a breathing problem in common, they and their treatment plans are treated as uniquely as they are individuals. Professional’s custom build a treatment plan for each new patient starting with a thorough health history and a current situation review.

The Lung Institute uses stem cell therapy in the following chronic diseases: interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and pulmonary fibrosis. See,

Stem cells are the building blocks of all living things. Adult stem cells can transform their function to working cells of a completely different function dependent on what part of the body receives the stem cells. This ability of stem cells is termed plasticity which is the primary function in regenerative medicine.

A very effective way of treating ( the lungs is to separate the patient’s stem cells from their own blood or bone marrow. The stem cells are then administered back to the individual where they come to rest in the lungs. Inflammation is reduced which promotes healing of the lung tissue and improvement in lung function.

Stem cells can be harvested either from the individual’s blood (venous procedure) or bone marrow.

The venous derived (or blood) stem cell procedure is less invasive compared to the bone marrow procedure. The trade-off here is an increased frequency of follow-up treatments. This procedure is performed in a clinical outpatient setting over the span of two days. The patient must qualify for this option and undergo a pulmonary function test. This option is feasible for those suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The client undergoes the bone marrow treatment procedure as an outpatient over the course of two days as well. This procedure is more invasive than the blood stem cell procedure (but is still termed minimally invasive). The bone marrow contains many more adult stem cells than the blood has. There is a higher patient success rate and improvement in the quality of life. Before treatment starts the patient must perform prerequisite tests that include a heart and pulmonary function test. Read more about stem cell treatment on

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