Lung diseases

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease. Patients with COPD have difficulties with breathing. COPD reflects lung damage over the years and it is frequently associated with smoking. Tobacco smoke irritates the airways and damages the lung tissues. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two diseases leading to COPD. In chronic bronchitis, inflammation and mucus obstruct the airways in lungs. In emphysema, alveoli (tiny air sacs) are damaged leading to decreased lung capacity to exchange fresh air. Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis makes it hard to breathe and COPD gets worse over time. It is quite hard to cure COPD. Quitting smoking is the most important thing to slow down the disease progression. Several medications can alleviate the symptoms of COPD, oxygen therapy over the mask can improve acute symptoms.

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Pulmonary fibrosis means formation of more scar (fibrous) tissue in the lungs that decreases lung capacity to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Environmental toxins and chemicals, medications, radiation, and repeated infections may lead to pulmonary fibrosis. Quite frequently, the cause is unknown and the disease is called “idiopathic” pulmonary fibrosis. Patients should be aware that the following agents we recognized as toxic to the lungs:

  • Asbestos fibers, silica
  • Grain dust
  • Bird and animal droppings
  • Radiation (radiotherapy) for breast cancer or lung cancer
  • Chemotherapy drugs – methotrexate, cyclophosphamide and others
  • Heart medications – amiodarone (Cordarone, Nexterone, Pacerone) or propranolol (Inderol, Innopran)
  • Some antibiotics – Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

The list of substances and conditions that can lead to pulmonary fibrosis is really long. Dry unexplained cough and shortness of breath (dyspnea) are typical symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis. Lung function testing shows decreased lung capacity. As a standard treatment, corticosteroids are frequently prescribed, sometimes in combination with other drugs. Unfortunately, side effects are frequently present in long term use of corticosteroids.

Fortunately, new research studies demonstrate safety and clinical effects of autologous (patient´s own) stem cells in improving quality of life in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. No serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, thromboembolism or death were observed in thousands of people treated with autologous stem cells.

STEM CELL THERAPY 4 ME offers treatment with autologous stem cells isolated from fat (adipose) tissue as the richest source of mesenchymal stem cells, and other regenerative cells contained in so called Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue. Please contact us for more detailed information.