Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that 32 million persons in the United States are affected, and it is the fourth leading cause of death in this country.
Many patients still are not aware of new treatment options available. Cutting-edge treatments such as stem cell therapy are starting to gain ground as patients are experiencing positive results. The use of your own cells is a treatment process that has been developed over the last 10 years. Adipose derived stem cell treatments offer a minimally invasive out-patient procedure for those suffering from COPD. The procedure consists of adipose tissue (fat) being removed from the patient by lipoaspiration (mini-liposuction) and processed with a combination of platelet rich plasma which includes growth factors that have a powerful impact on cell development, growth and proliferation. The large volume of adult stem cells that can be harvested at any one time from fat makes this an excellent source of adult stem cells.
Adipose derived stem cells offer patients an alternative treatment to supplement their current treatment regimen Our procedure is a viable method for treating COPD. This procedure applies stem cells so that up to 80% of the stem cells guided by the circulatory system will go to the lungs if repair work is needed. Some treatments also include aerosolized cells (in a nebulizer) allowing cells to gain direct access to the airways.
People with COPD who have been treated with fat tissue derived stem cells have reported experiencing reductions in shortness of breath, reduction of oxygen use and improved energy and endurance levels.