Imagine you grew up in Western Pennsylvania in the 1980s when the coal mines were booming. Your father, your father’s father, and your uncles were all coal miners. Through coal mining, your father earned a living that gave you and your siblings a comfortable life well after the coal mines shut down. And now, your father is 67 and can barely walk from one end of his home to the other without struggling for breath. He cannot push a lawn mower because the physical exertion combined with the pollen sends him into a coughing, gasping fit. Wouldn’t you want to help your father if you could? The Lung Institute wants to help him and other’s like him and that’s exactly what they are doing through their Stem Cell Research and Treatment. In fact, the Lung Institute has helped improve the quality of life for 349 individuals.
More than 600 million people in the nation suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). As described above, they have shortness of breathing, coughing fits, coughing that produces mucus and generally a poor quality of life. There is no cure for COPD and historically most treatment has focused on reducing the symptoms rather than treating the cause. Research and treatment has also been slowed by the cumbersome processes of research, government involvement in regulating research and costs that are pushed back onto consumers.
The Lung Institute has become a leader in providing treatment for COPD. This treatment involves the use of stem cells. Stem cells are extracted from the blood or bone marrow of the individual, separated, and then returned to the individual’s body. Once they enter the body, the stem cells end up being trapped in the lungs. The stem cells are able to generate new tissue that replicates and takes on the same characteristics and functioning of the lung tissue. Ultimately, the stem cells introduced to the lungs contribute to healing. The Lung Institute has had tremendous success in this area. In fact according to the PR Web, they have treated 349 individuals and after 3 months, 84.5% report an improved quality of life.
The Lung Institute has locations in Florida, Tennessess, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The Lung Institute has proven to be innovative and is known world wide. Their therapies for COPD which utilize stem cells have received national attention and have proven to be widely successful. Stem cells are not a cure for COPD, but they help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Wouldn’t you want your dad to try stem cell therapy? Visit the Lung Institute’s Facebook page fro more information.