Chronic Bronchitis Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy with COPD
Unfortunately, due to the progressive nature of COPD and the fact there is not a known cure, getting diagnosed with COPD can be life sentence. There are plenty of things you can do to help slow or even stop the progression of COPD like exercise, dieting, prescription drugs and cellular therapy. Even with all of the factors that are known about the disease, there isn’t a current model to predict life expectancy for those who develop the condition.
Treating Advanced COPD
Cellular therapy for lung disease has been a growing treatment option over the past few years. At the Lung Institute, a progressive cellular therapy clinic that has emerged as a leader in the global stem cell community, they use cells from the patient’s own body to treat lung disease. The cells are called autologous cells. These cells are taken intravenously from the patient’s blood (venous cells) or from their bone marrow. The cells are then cultured and multiplied and returned to the body through an intravenous drip. The new healthy cells are attracted to the areas of the damaged lung cells and get to work promoting the healing of lung tissue. This results is the ability of the patients to breathe easier and inevitably get their life back.
A progressive lung disease like COPD often leads to a patient needing to take their treatment into their own hands through researching various options that may seem non-traditional. Most patients are not ready to simply give up on their health, and unfortunately the prognosis that comes along with COPD can seem like it’s the only option.