Stem Cell Therapy Improves Quality of Life For Lung Patients

Stem cell therapy has shown to improve the quality of life for many patients suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic non-cancerous lung diseases.

At the Lung Institute in Tampa, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Nashville and Dallas, this treatment has made patients more comfortable living with chronic lung disease. Their oxygen levels have increased and as a result, feel less winded, more energetic and able to move more easily without fatigue. Check out the Lung Institute’s YouTube channel to learn more.

Doctors have researched and tested lung stem cell therapy ( for many years and have found a simple way to ease some pulmonary diseases. In ailments like pulmonary fibrosis, the prognosis is rather poor and the only treatments were oxygen and inhalers. Both are very temporary fixes for serious issues.

Doctors found that by removing a small piece of tissue from the bone marrow or the blood, they can harvest stem cells. They are naturally found in the bone marrow as precursors to mature cells and in the blood when prompted by natural marrow stimulating drugs. The cells then are removed by blood draws or bone marrow aspiration, both minimally invasive and safe procedures.

When the tissue is extracted, the stem cells are then separated from other cells and injected back into the patient. After the cells enter the heart, they are sent to the lungs, via the pulmonary artery. This is the normal pathway of blood entering the heart. However, with stem cells, they get caught in the “pulmonary trap” which makes them remain in the soft tissue of lung. There, for reasons not totally understood, they have been shown to help regenerate lung tissue and improve lung function.

The Lung Institute employs pulmonary physicians and support staff who customize treatment for each patient. Their optimism for its past and future success for treating lung disease is genuine. Although it is not a cure, it improves function of the lungs and oxygen levels in patients suffering from interstitial lung disease, a group of conditions that cause breathing difficulties and lung tissue damage. This simple procedure has been a godsend for many patients at the Lung Institute.

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