COPD (Lung Disease) Stem Cell Therapy
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the most common medical conditions worldwide: research results show that nearly 5% of the population suffers from COPD. It affects men and woman almost equally.
The most frequent causes of obstructive lung disease are asthma, varied conditions of bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema that lead to the degeneration or damage to tissue over time.
The main cause of this disease is tobacco smoking: the longer someone smokes, the more likely they are to develop COPD. Nonsmokers can get emphysema (a common type of chronic obstructive lung disease) if they lack the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, but this case is rare. Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease due to smoking, infections or genetic abnormalities. Lung disease can also occur due to malfunction in other systems like congestive heart failure. Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also include the frequent use of cooking gas without proper ventilation, exposure to particular workplace fumes, pollution and secondhand smoke.
Stem cell therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD or Lung Disease) is being studied for efficacy in improving the complications in patients through the use of stem cells. Adult stem cell treatments for COPD or Lung Disease may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking to try stem cell therapy before starting drug treatment.
To find out more about how you may benefit from stem cell therapy please call to schedule a consultation and exam with one of our physicians.