Cures for COPD
Are you searching for a cure to COPD?
As cases and fatality rates of COPD rise to near epidemic levels worldwide, scientists and patients alike are desperately searching for a cure to this disease, which has such debilitating effects on the lungs and overall quality of life. You may have been told in the past that there was no cure for your COPD and that the best you could hope for was to manage the symptoms and prevent future lung damage. While past COPD remedies have only been capable of just that, doctors are now looking to stem cell therapy as a possible cure for COPD.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
Stem cells are natural cells in your body that can form into any kind of tissue cells needed and are the body’s natural healing response. As stem cell research progresses, scientists and doctors are becoming better able to harness the rejuvenating power of stem cells and put them into targeted work, allowing the cells to create healthy, new tissue in place of old and damaged tissue.
In a stem cell therapy for COPD treatment, stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own body from either the bone marrow or fat (both rich sources of stem cells). Because the stem cells are taken from the patient’s own body, there is a much lower chance of rejection or complication. Once removed from the body, the stem cells are encouraged to grow, divide, and transform into healthy lung tissue cells. When a sufficient amount of cells have been cultured, the stem cells are placed back in the patient’s body where they can work to regenerate new lung tissue.
While stem cell therapy for COPD is still relatively new, it has the potential to offer a real and lasting cure. If you would like to learn more about stem cell therapy or other treatment options to manage your COPD symptoms, contact Royal Medical Group today. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you to begin breathing easier!