STEM CELL THERAPY FOR COPD
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For those seeking to potentially manage symptoms and slow the progression of this condition, Regenerative Medicine is a natural alternative option.
A new alternative way to help manage the symptoms of COPD.
With Regenerative Medicine, there is hope for an improved quality of life. Although there is no cure, this therapy has the potential to help manage symptoms of COPD.
Studies have shown potential improvements such as:
Reduction of dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing)
Increase in the ability to walk alone
Increase in the ability to perform daily tasks
Reduction of reliance on supplemental oxygen
Improvements in sleep patterns
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease and one of the most common lung conditions affecting people today. At least 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while many more may have it without knowing it. COPD refers to a group of lung conditions that affect breathing by blocking airflow, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic asthma.
Emphysema is characterized by the gradual destruction of tissue surrounding tiny sacs in the lungs, called alveoli, which facilitate oxygen exchange. In people with emphysema, these air sacs enlarge and lose elasticity. As a result, the rate of oxygen transfer slows, making exhalation a laborious process.
Chronic bronchitis causes inflammation in the bronchial tubes through which air passes. This irritation spurs mucus formation, progressively making breathing more difficult. Individuals with chronic bronchitis typically experience a persistent cough, trouble breathing, and an increase in mucus production.
While chronic asthma is not generally associated with COPD in itself, the severe effects of the disease can progressively lead to COPD. Recent studies have shown a correlation between the severity and persistence of childhood asthma and adult COPD.
Each of the conditions above results in the chronic obstruction of airflow in and out of the lungs.
Today, several treatments are available for COPD, including bronchodilators, steroids, antibiotics, supplemental oxygen, vaccinations, new medications, and transplants. Each of these treatments may limit damage and relieve symptoms, but unfortunately, there is currently no cure for COPD. The continuous lung irritation from this condition is both progressive and irreversible. Studies on COPD are still being performed to determine potential causes, but two leading risk factors are smoking and pollutants.
Researchers are also working diligently to discover new therapies for chronic conditions such as COPD. In particular, Regenerative Medicine therapy has been shown to help minimize and even reverse inflammation, a key mechanism behind the chronic condition. Regenerative Medicine often employs the use of stem cells, which have the potential to replace many different cell types throughout the body. These therapies boost the body’s natural healing process, prompting faster and more efficient healing. By replacing diseased cells, these undifferentiated cells help the body heal by stimulating new cell growth and suppressing the immune system response which engulfs and digests dying cells.
In studies, Regenerative Medicine interventions have also slowed the rate of tissue degeneration without any significant harmful side effects.
Stemedix speaks with Bob as he shares his story with COPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis and how regenerative medicine has improved his daily life activities.
How Stemedix Helps You Heal
Professional Medical Care
Our Board-Certified Physicians specialize in regenerative medicine. They stay abreast of the latest developments in stem cell research. Each patient is screened and reviewed before being approved for therapy.
Each patient is thoroughly reviewed to ensure their safety for treatment. The physicians will then determine potential benefit candidacy. If approved, a customized treatment plan is offered for the patient.
Stemedix can help coordinate patients with necessary wheelchair transportation, medical equipment, and Care Giving services as needed during their stay. Your Care Coordinator is available for questions and assistance.
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