Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a group of lung conditions (chronic bronchitis or emphysema for example) that can lead to shortness of breath (also called breathlessness) and the feeling of being tired. Stem Cell Therapy may help patients who don’t respond well to typical drug treatment.
COPD is a serious lung disease that over time, makes it harder to breathe. In people who have COPD, the airways—tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs—are partially blocked, which makes it hard to get air in and out. These blockages may be due to one or more of the following reasons:
The stem cells harvested from a patient have the potential to replace countless cells of the body, lung tissue included. These stem cells may heal the body by replacing cells that are diseased by regenerating new cells, and by suppressing the immune system response in the lungs. Improvements have been seen in the following symptoms after treatment:
- Improved breathing
- Increased energy and sleep
- Improvement in the ability to perform daily tasks
In the stem cell treatment for COPD, the destroyed lung tissues and cells are targeted for regeneration. Using stem cells allows us to try and stop the spread of the disease, reduce inflammation and to allow natural healing of the previously damaged cells through a function known as immunomodulation (suppression of an excessive immune response) as well as promoting angiogenesis (build new capillaries in the lungs which leads to tissue repair and significantly better lung function).
Stem Cell Therapy Lung Disease is best administered via multiple ways in order to maximise their effectiveness, including intravenous (injected into a vein via a drip) and nebulisation (stem cells are directly inhaled directly into the patient’s lungs via a nebuliser).
Stem cell therapy may be repeated. Current studies indicate the strong possibility of a cumulative effect from multiple stem cell therapies a patient received for their condition.