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Late Stage Lung Disease Sufferers Now Exploring Stem Cell Therapy as Alternative to Lung Transplant

Lung Institute Educates the Public on the Restorative Nature of Regenerative Medicine in Support of Healthy Lung Month

TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 31, 2013 - PRLog -- Tampa, Fla. (October 30, 2013) – Regenerative medicine is the latest medical technology for the restoration and repair of damaged lung tissue caused by lung disease. Lung Institute’s physicians have harnessed this advancement in modern medicine to bring patients suffering with conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis an innovative treatment choice that betters their quality of life and helps them to breathe easier.

Often, many of these patients have been told that lung transplantation is their only option, and as a result many are turning to advanced treatments such as pulmonary stem cell therapies to enhance lung function and regenerate healthy lung tissue. Read the excerpt from the Lung Institute blog below to learn more.

How do stem cells restore damaged lung tissue?

Lung Institute utilizes autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from the patient’s own blood or fat tissue, for treatment. These somatic, or adult, stem cells have the unique ability to self-renew and replicate, and are capable of forming any type of tissue found in the human body, including lung tissue.

Both stem cell therapies and lung transplantation have been proven, in many cases, to improve sufferer’s quality of life. However, lung transplantation is an invasive inpatient surgery that has far riskier complications and a longer recovery time.

To read the full text, visit the Lung Institute website at LungInstitute.com.

About Lung Institute

At Lung Institute (LI), we are changing the lives of hundreds of people across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life.  Our physicians, through their designated practices, have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of revolutionary minimally invasive stem cell therapies. With over a century of combined medical experience, our doctors have established a patient experience designed with the highest concern for patient safety and quality of care. Visit our website at LungInstitute.com or call us today at 1-855-469-5864 for more information. Make sure to check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LungInstitute and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LungInstitute.

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