Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The disease is caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or smoking. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and a variety of other conditions.
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. It's characterized by daily cough and mucus (sputum) production. Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of damaging exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter.
COPD is treatable. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life, as well as reduced risk of other associated conditions.
The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, but also exposure to fumes from burning fuel for cooking and heating in poorly ventilated homes.
Only about 20% to 30% of chronic smokers may develop clinically apparent COPD, although many smokers with long smoking histories may develop reduced lung function. Some smokers develop less common lung conditions. They may be misdiagnosed as having COPD until a more thorough evaluation is performed.
Stem cell therapy for COPD is being studied for efficacy in improving the complications in patients through the use of their own stem cells. Adult stem cell treatments for COPD may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, are looking to try stem cell therapy before starting drug treatment or want to reduce their reliance on medication.
The stem cells have the potential to replace countless cells of the body, lung tissue included. These stem cells may heal the body by replacing the ones that are plagued with disease, regenerating new cells, and suppressing the immune system's macrophage response which engulf and digest the dying cells of the lungs.
Stem Cell Therapy for COPD can lead to an increase in oxygen levels and helping patients feel less fatigued. This treatment has the potential to change lives and make living with COPD more bearable.
The cost of the treatment for COPD depends on the type of treatment your doctor decides you need. Individuals traveling to foreign destinations such as Mexico, Latin America, and Asia may enjoy between 30% and 50% savings on costs compared to the US and Canada on the same type of procedure, which include all inclusive hospital /hotel stay, care, and medical support.
Many facilities worldwide offer stem cell therapy, but it's important to locate accredited and experienced physicians who deal with stem cell treatments. Doctors specializing in Stem Cell Therapy and neurodegenerative disease processes should be trained, certified and accredited through country of origin or international accreditation and certification boards and should also belong to organizations or associations of their specialty.
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