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Cellular Treatment Review for Emphysema

15 Mar 2017
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Stem Cell Treatment Review for Emphysema

When looking at prevalence of chronic lung disease, it’s easy to get lost in the statistics. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2014, 3.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with emphysema. With a total so large, it can be easy to forget about who makes up that statistic. Behind each emphysema diagnosis is a person– a person with a family, hobbies and dreams.

Just like people, no two treatment plans are alike. While bronchodilators and other medicines may work for one person, other treatment alternatives may work for another. Over the last couple of years, more and more people have turned to cellular therapy as a treatment option to help emphysema symptoms. But to better understand what cellular therapy is, it’s best to hear from people who have had the treatment. Learn more about cellular therapy review for emphysema.

What is Cellular Therapy?

Here, at the Lung Institute, we specialize in cellular therapy to help those with lung diseases such as emphysema. Cells are the building blocks of life because they self-renew and replicate to form any type of tissue. Adult cells are undifferentiated cells, meaning cells from one part of the body can transform their function to that of other types of tissue.

Regarding cellular therapy and lung disease, the patients’ own cells are harvested from the blood, separated and returned to the patient intravenously. Once back in the body, the cells head to the problem areas of the lungs and may promote healing.

Cellular Treatment Review for Emphysema at the Lung Institute:

Penny K. – Omaha, NE

Cellular Treatment Review for Emphysema

“The technology is so un-invasive. There is no risk. As far as I’m concerned, compared to having a death sentence from your doctor, there is absolutely no risk and there was no pain. The employees at the Lung Institute treated you like family, like you were gold.”

As her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema got worse, Penny K. knew something had to change. Her quality of life had declined to the point where she couldn’t cook, and her daughter had to help her bathe and cloth herself. After learning about the Lung Institute, Penny decided to give cellular therapy a try. After her treatment, Penny is moving and breathing better. Now, she goes to church and sings with the rest of congregation.

Ronnie G. – Warren, TX

Cellular Treatment Review for Emphysema

“I started gaining stamina. I could [walk] farther distances. I could start walking up and down stairs. I didn’t hurt all the time.”

Ronnie G. said he needed to live five more years to complete a promise he made to someone. But, after a long battle with emphysema, his doctors didn’t expect him to live longer than two years. When they suggested a lung transplant, Ronnie knew it was time to investigate other options. A few months after completing treatments at the Lung Institute, he started to notice his lung function improving at a quick pace, and now, he’s able to make the quarter mile walk down the road to his mailbox.

Thomas V. – Keene, NH

Cellular Treatment Review for Emphysema

“I feel better. I’m happy with what I’ve done and this feeling of wellness is wonderful, and I hope people get the same benefit that I’ve had.”

Thomas V. is a man of many hobbies. One of his favorite activities is ballroom dancing. Once he noticed he felt short of breath to the point he had to sit down, he knew something was wrong. Soon after a doctor’s visit, Thomas was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD. When daily activities left him gasping for air, he knew it was time to change up his treatment plan. About three to four months after his cellular therapy treatment from the Lung Institute, Thomas noticed his breathing started to improve, and he began to feel like his old self again.

Penny, Ronnie and Thomas live very different lives, but the one thing they have in common is deciding to try cellular therapy as a treatment option to their emphysema. If you or someone you know is battling emphysema, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or interstitial lung disease, it may be time to consider the Lung Institute. For more information on cellular therapy, please contact us or call (800) 729-3065.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.