Stem cells are considered to be the building blocks of all living things. Sometimes called mother cells, stem cells have the ability to divide and create new cells, these cells are referred to as daughter cells. While some daughter cells become new stem cells, others become specialized cells that perform certain processes in the body. Blood cells, brain cells, bones, and the muscles of the heart are all comprised of different types of cells that were all generated from stem cells.
Many cutting edge medical technologies utilize stem cells in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, and cerebral palsy. The Lung Institute has found a way to use stem cells that allows patients to breathe easier. The lung institute will take a sample of the patient’s bone marrow or blood. The stem cells are separated from the sample and returned to the patient’s bloodstream intravenously. The stem cells are directed to the patient’s heart, courtesy of the IV. The beating of the heart forces the stem cells into the patient’s lungs, where they will remain. The stem cells begin to replicate which reduces the amount of inflammation in the lungs and promotes natural healing. According to BCM’s research, patients suffering from emphysema, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumoconiosis, and bronchiectasis have experienced positive results after being treated with stem cells.
With locations in Tampa, Nashville, Scottsdale, Pittsburgh, and Dallas the Lung Institute’s mission is to help patients across America, that suffer from chronic lung diseases, to live a comfortable, more fulfilling life. If you’ve been diagnosed with a respiratory illness and would like a free consultation to discuss a variety of treatment options, please visit the Lung Institute’s website or via https://twitter.com/lunginstitute?lang=en.