Stem cells harvested from a blood or bone marrow sample promote the growth of new healthier cells to specific areas of the body. At the Lung Institute, stem cells provide treatment (https://lunginstitute.com/treatment/) for a variety of lung ailments such as lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Instead of using donor stem cells, the Lung Institute uses cells extracted from a patient’s own body. By returning cells intravenously to a patient, adult stem cells heal lung tissue damaged by disease.
When introduced back into the body, stem cells travel to the heart that then pushes the cells into the lungs. Studies found that stem cells become trapped in the lungs allowing for optimal healing progression. Such lung diseases as COPD affect the quality of a patient’s life by restricting oxygen and enlarging the right side of the heart. By stem cells becoming trapped in the lungs, known as the pulmonary trap, healthy cell growth occurs decreasing chronic lung disease.
Founded in 2014, the Lung Institute gives diagnosis to a variety of lung disorders from benign to malignant neoplasms. After medical diagnosis, patients receive a team of specialists that include surgery, radiology, pulmonary medicine and more to effectively treat diseases of the lungs. At the Lung Institute, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to fit their lifestyles. In a report by Hawaii News, patient’s medical history and uniqueness of their condition are examined to find the best treatment options and produce results.
Leading the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas Dr. David Sugarbaker specializes in pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Sugarbacker directs multiple research and clinical programs for mesothelioma treatment. The Lung Institute focuses on holistic care of patients offering social workers, physical therapists, dieticians and chaplaincy services to help patients progress positively through treatment. Patients and their family members are encouraged by the Lung Institute to actively participate in the treatment of chronic lung diseases. For moreinfo, visit lunginstitute.com .
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