Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects nearly 13% of adults in the United States. When this lung disease goes untreated, it causes progressive lung damage and difficulty breathing.

In the past, the only treatment options that patients of COPD had were traditional, such as steroids and inhalers. The good news is that there are now alternative and natural methods for managing the symptoms of COPD.

Please fill out a medical review form, or call our office in Glenview, Illinois at (844) 446 7827 to learn more and to start on the road to recovery.

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Common Questions About Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

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COPD is a chronic inflammatory disease that obstructs airflow from your lungs. Although there are several types of COPD, the three most common conditions are:

Chronic Bronchitis: When you suffer from inflammation that narrows your airways and causes thick mucus

Emphysema: When your air sacs are damaged and collapse as they are exposed to cigarette smoke and other irritating substances

Non-Reversible Asthma: When your asthma does not get better with asthma medications because the tightening or your airways refuses to be reversed.

There are many different causes of COPD. In some cases, COPD is inherited, but in 75% of patients, these lung complications are caused by smoking cigarettes.

The symptoms of COPD include:

  • Chronic cough with mucus production (chronic bronchitis)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • The blueness of lips and fingernails
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss (in later stages)

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The Different Stages of COPD

COPD has several stages of progression from stage 1 to 4.

Stage 1 COPD is relatively mild and hard to notice. At this stage you may experience some basic symptoms, such as a persistent cough and an odd feeling of tightness in your chest.

Stage 2 COPD is also called moderate COPD, and this is when the real symptoms start to appear. You may experience coughing with mucus, tiredness, and a shortness of breath while doing daily tasks.
Stage 3 COPD typically causes serious changes in symptoms, lung health, and overall health and well-being. You may experience loss of muscle strength, swelling, and extreme shortness of breath.

Patients with Stage 4 COPD (also known as end-stage COPD) experience severe airflow limitations. Simple tasks such as cooking a simple meal and taking a shower leave the patient out of breath and exhausted. Stage 4 COPD may be life threatening, as it’s common for your lung function to drop to 30% or less. This form of the disorder is typically treated with corticosteroids and inhalers (bronchodilators), which will help open the airways.

If you do have a severe flare-up of COPD you may have to undergo hospitalization. COPD can
be life-threatening and should not be taken lightly. If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should make sure to visit your COPD doctor as soon as possible.

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The Problem with Traditional COPD Treatments

Traditional medications used for the treatment of COPD include:

Though these treatments can help temporarily, they come with their own side effects and risks.

Studies show that oral steroids may help improve overall breathing function, but should only be used on a short-term basis.

According to the National Institutes of Health, steroids used over a long period can introduce side effects and pose added risks. The side effects of inhaled steroids include increased risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts, and a compromised immune system – thereby increasing the chances of infection.

Stem Cells for COPD - The Better Option

COPD is a progressive disease, and the key is to stop or slow down the progression – not simply obtain short-term symptomatic relief through the use of traditional treatments. Traditional treatments do not slow down or reverse the progression of the disease, but simply manage the symptoms.

This is where stem cell therapy differs.

Within your body, you have different sources of stem cells. These regenerative cells are very powerful and can help heal your body as naturally as possible. Stem cell therapy can help restore the function of your lungs using a more natural route, and in turn, make it a lot easier for you to breathe. A COPD treatment center can help you better understand the best therapies available to help manage your lung disease symptoms.

Stem Cell Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

According to research conducted by the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy (GIOSTAR), stem
cell therapy helps improve both the causes and symptoms of COPD.

This research concluded that stem cell therapy for COPD was able to:

All these changes caused by stem cell therapy help reduce the symptoms of COPD so patients can regain control of their lungs and breathe easily again.

Patients who receive our regenerative therapy for lungs at GIOSTAR Chicago have also reported a lower dependence on oxygen therapy, improved lung function, and the ability to breathe better.

Contact Our COPD Clinic in Chicago Today to Start Your COPD Treatments

At GIOSTAR Chicago, we offer state-of-the-art stem cell therapy to all our patients. Using the latest technology and techniques, our team of medical experts administer stem cell therapy to help you manage your COPD symptoms.

We have over 20 years of research and experience backing up the procedures we use. As pioneers in regenerative medicine, we are well-trained and equipped to provide you with safe and efficient therapies.

Contact us today to learn more about our regenerative therapies and if they are the right fit for you.