Founded with the aim of improving the quality of life, the Lung Institute has provided treatment services to individuals suffering from chronic lung disease. Located in Houston, Texas, the Institute was seen to open its doors in 2014 after the arrival of the director, Dr. David Sugarbaker who is renown due to his intense involvement in pleural mesothelioma. Individuals who suffer from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary fibrosis can find comfort in the Lung Institute as they offer services that improve the quality of life both mentally or physically.
The Lung Institute understands how hard it is for an individual suffering from chronic lung disease to perform simple tasks such as cooking, taking a shower or even walking. With this in mind, the Institute has taken it upon themselves to ensure their patient’s life is improved to its best. To help in treating these diseases, the institute has employed the use of stem cells in their treatment process. The mere fact that stem cells can replicate, form any body tissue and self-renew is what the Institute finds fascinating and helpful in treating these diseases.
According to lunginstitute.com, not many people are aware of the stem cell treatment and for those who are aware, always wonder if indeed the treatment works and how the treatment works. Firstly, the patient is expected to either have a bone marrow treatment or venous treatment, and this is where the stem cells are removed from the body.
The sample taken from the bone marrow or blood treatment is the one that is used to harvest the cells. The next step done is separating the stem cells from others cells found in the sample taken. After separating the stem cells from other cells, the medics are seen to concentrate the stem cells that will be returned to the blood stream of the patient. The healing process begins directly after the concentrated stem cells have been returned to the patient’s body.
The concentrated stem cells are returned to the patient’s bloodstream through an IV. They go straight to the heart where they are later redistributed to the patient’s lungs helping in the healing process.
At first, the use of stem cells to heal lung diseases was just an idea that later came to save lives something the Lung Institute is proud to be associated with.