Using the Body’s Stem Cells to Treat Lung Diseases

Individuals suffering from respiratory illness face an enormous set of challenges. Everyday tasks – taking a shower, walking downstairs for breakfast, getting dressed – can leave a person on the verge of exhaustion. Medical treatment is often expensive and difficult.

But now a new approach is offering hope to patients suffering from conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. These are chronic and progressive conditions in which the lungs eventually stop functioning altogether.

Doctors have developed breakthrough treatments utilizing the body’s own stem cells to produce significant improvements in quality-of-life. These treatments are far less invasive than traditional approaches.

Stem-cell lung treatment, pioneered by doctors at the Lung Institute, seeks to apply principles of regenerative medicine. The stem cells are drawn from the patient’s own body. They are then separated by doctors but returned to the patient via transfusion, where they can begin to support healing.

According to, stem cell process works by taking advantage of the body’s tendency to “trap” injected stem cells in the lungs. Stem cells are part of the body’s self-healing mechanism. The Lung Institute’s clinics specializing in putting those cells to work on specific lung conditions.

The Lung Institute is a world-class facility focused on providing revolutionary treatments for individuals with respiratory illnesses. Working from clinics in five U.S. cities, Institute doctors have produced significant results for patients using stem cell therapy.

Over 70 percent of Lung Institute patients say the treatments have improved their quality life, with many decreasing their supplemental oxygen usage. To read more on stem cell research, visit

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