As a pulmonary fibrosis patient, you miss the days of breathing deeply and easily and having no problem doing minor physical tasks. The scar tissue in your lungs has changed everything.
Causes of pulmonary fibrosis can include:
- Exposure to asbestos, silica, or coal dust
- Certain medications (bleomycin, amiodarone, nitrofurantoin, or others)
- Occurring alongside another disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, or Sjogren’s syndrome
- Unknown causes (called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Some of the most common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:
- Shortness of breath with activity
- Decreased tolerance for exercise
- Chronic dry cough that can worsen over time
Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition where the walls of the air sacs in the lungs become scarred. Whereas these walls are normally extremely thin (just one cell thick), they become thick, scarred, and stiff.
Since these sacs work with the capillaries to get oxygen into the blood, making them thick and scarred (fibrotic) makes this much harder. The lungs become less efficient at distributing oxygen, and breathing requires more energy. That’s why it’s so easy to get out of breath with pulmonary fibrosis.
Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Pulmonary Fibrosis?
In the US, doctors say there is no hope for reversing the condition; all you can do is a regimen of medications to help the lungs work better and try to prevent the scarring from worsening. But at Alive Stem Cells, it is our mission to help those suffering from ailments previously thought incurable through advanced stem cell therapies. These treatments focus on giving the body what it needs to heal itself - reversing the damage done to tissue and replacing it with healthy cells.
With the goal of reducing the scarred tissue and restoring the walls of the air sacs to their healthy, thin, natural state - or as close to it as possible - stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis is giving new hope to patients who are tired of living a life out of breath.
If you are facing a lifetime of medications or lung transplant surgery due to pulmonary fibrosis, we can help you.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis in Mexico, Texas, El Paso or any nearby area, call us today at (915) 730-0905 to schedule a free consultation.