COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a very common lung disease. It causes difficulty in breathing and there are two main forms of it, chronic bronchitis, which is characterized by a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which is the destruction of the lungs over a long period of time. The majority of COPD sufferers have a combination of these conditions.
The main cause of COPD is smoking. The longer someone smokes, the more likely they are to develop COPD. Nonsmokers can get emphysema if they lack the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, but this is rare.
Risk factors for COPD also include the frequent use of cooking gas without proper ventilation, exposure to particular workplace fumes, pollution and secondhand smoke.
COPD symptoms include shortness of breath, a cough with mucus, recurring respiratory infections, fatigue and wheezing. As the symptoms of COPD develop quite slowly many people are unaware that they are in any way sick.
New Stem Cell Application for COPD Patients
Undifferentiated adult stem cells are changeable and can morph into the cells of countless organs and structures within our bodies. Found in many therapies, they restore damaged fibers and rejuvenate sub-standard cells through cell division, a process in which the cells multiply indefinitely. Stem cell science has seen considerable progress in recent years with many new advancements and discoveries being made.
Angeles Hospital’s Stem Cell Application
Angeles Health initiated the Adult Autologous Stem Cell (A-ASC) Therapy program to manage a variety of syndromes, including COPD. Like many other conditions COPD is treated using autologous adult stem cells. These are harvested from the patient themselves. There is very little chance of a patient’s body rejecting the stem cells for this reason.
Angeles hospital applies stem cells that are from the patient’s bone marrow and adipose tissue, or fat. As adipose tissue extraction is more beneficial than bone marrow extraction, due to the tissue producing up to ten times more stem cells, it is much more commonly used. Bone marrow extraction is also a more difficult endeavor generally.
The groundbreaking and therapeutic endovascular placement of adipose-derived adult autologous stem cells that is a part of the Stem Cell Application treatment program at Hospital Angeles enables organs and tissues to be targeted directly.
A specialized catheterization procedure that is non-invasive is employed as it is easy on the patient. Stem cells can be distributed all around the body, there is no need for anesthesia and the therapy is completed in less than an hour.
Angeles Health International is a Center of Excellence and offers COPD patients the most innovative therapies that are of the highest quality. Collaborative medical practitioners work to promote and define best practice. Together they study, measure results and establish treatment protocols. The Center of Excellence operates with groups of licensed doctors who adhere to formally appointed bodies of expertise at all times. The highest standards of treatment and investigative research are thus kept in tact.
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