Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also called COPD) is a chronic lung disease that includes two main illnesses: chronic bronchitis and emphysema (say: “em-fa-see-ma”). .
Your lungs have 2 main parts: bronchial tubes (also called airways) and alveoli (also called air sacs). When you breathe, the air moves down your trachea (or windpipe) through your bronchial tubes and into your alveoli. From the alveoli, oxygen goes into your blood while carbon dioxide moves out of your blood.
If you have chronic bronchitis, the lining in your bronchial tubes gets red, swollen and full of mucus. This mucus blocks your tubes and makes it hard to breathe.
If you have emphysema, your alveoli are irritated. They get stiff and can’t hold enough air. This makes it hard for you to get oxygen into and carbon dioxide out of your blood.
COPD Treatment with Lung Cell Concentrate
The stem cells in autologous treatments will be collected from the patient using thin-needle mini-puncture. The entire procedure normally takes about 30 minutes. For severe conditions a combination of cord blood stem cells will be used.
Once the cell collection is complete, patients may return to their normal activities.
After a few days of cell culturing, the concentrate of mesenchymal stem cells are implanted back into the patient by angiography under local anesthesia or intravenously depending upon each patient’s individual medical needs.
Angiography ( For Severe Conditions ) – A special catheter (thin hollow wire) is inserted into the femoral vein and then guided via x-ray scanning through the heart and into each pulmonary artery where 50% of the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells are implanted into the right pulmonary artery and 50% into the left. The angiography procedure takes about 90 minutes. Afterwards, the patient will spend 2 or 3 hours in the recovery room to ensure that the entry site is not bleeding.
IV – The cell concentrate is implanted directly into the bloodstream via intravenous injection. This procedure is very straight forward, quick and safe. Patients may leave the clinic very soon after the IV injection is complete.
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