When you think about the healing power of stem cells, you may not make an immediate association with breathing-related ailments. However, stem cells activate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms for cellular/tissue regeneration and repair. Any part of the body that is affected by inflammation can be triggered to self-heal with the assistance of stem cells.
For example, stem cells have been known to help patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD. What exactly is COPD? This term refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage or breathing-related issues such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. How common is this disease and what are the causes? According to the CDC, it was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2014 with tobacco smoke being a key factor in disease development (as well as progression).
Curious how our clinic’s stem cells have changed the lives of COPD sufferers? Listen to our patients describe their experience in their own words here.
Take Ron Stickney, a veteran suffering from stage four severe COPD, for example. Prior to stem cells, Ron was visiting the emergency room at least once a week and on oxygen 24-hours a day. After choosing stem cells, Ron has seen noticeable improvements in his breathing.
Similarly, Chris Kaizer was diagnosed with a 30% reduction in lung function. After receiving stem cells, he has seen results only months post-visit. He reports experiencing higher energy and increased stamina when it comes to breathing during physical activities.
If you’re living with COPD, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Curious if stem cells fit into your path to healing? Come chat with us to learn more. You can book a personalized, one-on-one consultation here.