Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is an inflammatory disease that can have severe negative impacts to those who suffer from it. Thankfully, stem cell therapy is showing great results in treating this disease that affects millions of adults in the United States.
The two most common conditions that lead to COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is caused by prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke or irritating gases that destroy the tiniest air passages of the lungs known as the bronchiolesis. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the lungs’ bronchial tubes that causes a mucus-producing cough that lasts for three months at a time for at least two consecutive years.
Symptoms of COPD and its related conditions include:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the Chest
- Excess mucus, especially upon waking up
- A chronic mucus-producing cough
- Frequent respiratory infections
- Depleted energy levels
- Unexpected weight loss
- Ankles, feet or leg swelling
Stem Cell Therapy for COPD, Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
Typical treatments for COPD include limiting exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, increasing overall health with physical activity and medication. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for COPD and its associated conditions.
However, recent medical studies have shown that stem cell treatment for lung disease is having a positive impact for sufferers. In this non-invasive treatment autologous stem cells harvested from a patient’s own bone marrow are separated and then administered into the body intravenously.
Initial studies have shown that autologous stem cell therapy for COPD is safe and produces no known disruptive side effects. Patient improvement has been seen in follow-up lab tests and the degeneration of the cardiopulmonary system has slowed. Patients in these clinical tests have also reported improvements in their condition and quality of life.
Minneapolis Stem Cell Treatment for COPD
Twin Cities Pain & Regenerative Medicine is now offering Stem Cell treatment for Pulmonary Conditions, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. We are a leading provider of stem cell therapy in Minnesota and the upper Midwest, and one of the only offices in the state specializing in treating patients suffering from COPD with stem cell therapy.
Dr. Constantin Starchook is the medical director of Twin Cities Twin Cities Pain & Regenerative Medicine, and a board certified anesthesiologist specializing in Interventional Pain Management. He has been practicing in the Twin Cities area for nearly 20 years and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Starchook has been at the forefront of stem cell treatment for many years. He is currently accepting new stem cell therapy patients. To discuss your treatment options for COPD, Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema, call us today at 952-831-7246.