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Regenerative Cell Treatment for COPD & Emphysema Airway Lung Repair

UPDATED June 25th, 2017 – COPD, is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  COPD is progressive illness that makes it very difficult to breathe properly. “Progressive” means that the disease gets worse with time. One of the most common symptoms with this condition is heavy coughing. Coughing produces a lot of mucus (slimy substance produced by body) causing chest tightness,wheezing and shortness of breath.

Diagnosing Lung Disease – VDO

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as one of the main triggers for Bronchiectasis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disorders. Most people suffering from COPD are also usually smokers. Long-term exposure to large amounts of lung irritants such as air pollution, smoke, dust,chemical fumes are also big contributors to people being diagnosed with this disease. To better understand COPD, its beneficial to know about the function of the lungs and how the breathing processes take place . The air coming in through the mouth goes straight to your windpipe, then to the bronchial tubes inside the lungs. Inside your lungs, there are also many other smaller, thinner tubes that branch out from the bronchial tubes called bronchioles.(25937817)

The bronchioles are directly connected as a bunch of small round air sacs called the alveoli. The tiny blood vessels known as capillaries run inside the walls of the alveoli.As soon as air goes to the alveoli, the oxygen in the air goes through the air sac wall then into the blood through the capillaries. At the same time, the carbon dioxide waste gas goes into the air sacs coming from the capillaries. This procedure is known as a gas exchange.(22352751)

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The air sacs and the airways are quite flexible or elastic by nature. Every time you breathe the air sacs fill up like a little balloons. Whenever you breathe out, the opposite happens, the alveoli then deflates and air goes out.

Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Disease Emphysema

Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that displays abnormal and permanently enlarged in the terminal bronchioles of the lungs. Emphysema and dyspnea usually occurs in patients with chronic bronchitis and obstructive pulmonary and respiratory problems. It is very rare for patients to be diagnosed with pure emphysema ( without displaying other symptoms ) unless its related to hereditary/genetic abnormalities. Most patients we treat at the Regen Lung Center have a combination of bronchitis, emphysema caused impairment of the airways. This combination of the symptoms (dyspnea) are causally referred to as COPD or COLD (chronic obstructive lung disease).

There are 3 primary type of emphysema including:

  1. Centriacinar emphysema begins in the paitents respiratory bronchioles and then begins to spreads in the upper half area of the lungs. This type of emphysema is usually caused by long-term tobacco/cigarette smoking.
  2. Panacinar emphysema is primarily found in the lower regions of the lungs and tends to destroy the alveolar tissue that causes wheezing. This type of lung disease is commonly found in patients displaying a deficiency with alpha-1 antitrypsin and is a genetic/heriditary disease.
  3. Paraseptal emphysema is caused in and around the pleura or septae of the lungs. This type of disease is mostly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions that occur after any type of lung infection and dyspnea
Stage of Lung Disease FEV1/FVC – Tiffeneau-Pinelli Index
Stage I = Mild More than or equal to 80%
Stage II = Moderate Less than 80%, More than 50%
Stage III – Severe Less Than 50%, More than 30%
Stage IV – Very Severe Less than 30%, Less than 50% Respiratory Failure

Stem Cells for COPD – Lung Regeneration Therapy

copd-therapy-stem-cells-thailandWith COPD, there is much less air flows in and out of the airways due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Airways and air sacs shed their elastic abilities due to an underlying medical condition
  • The walls between the air sacs or the alveoli are damaged or destroyed
  • The walls inside the airways become inflamed and too thick for gas exchange
  • Too much mucus is produced by the airways which causes it to clog the airways

 

TREATMENT PRECAUTION
Please Note that this NEW COPD Treatment is bioengineering and requires Enhanced Stem Cells for Mild-Moderate cases of Emphysema and Lung failure. Cell transplants are not appropriate for all candidates. Patients with multiple underlying conditions, late stage or travel restrictions due to need for constant Oxygen tanks will not be candidates for the 2-3 week treatment protocol. Please contact us for details

Latest Treatment for COPD Lung Tissue – Repair & Restore Function

Stem cells are recognized as the building blocks of biology due to their amazing regenerative properties. These totipotent cells help with the natural development of human tissues and blood cells. In COPD Stem Cell Treatment, the destroyed lung tissues and cells causing the various types of complications are targeted for regeneration.

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Using lab enhanced stem cells allows our doctors to target specific regions to stop the spread of the disease, eliminate bronchitis and reduce inflammation (in alveoli pathway ) to allow natural healing of the previously damaged cells through a function known as immunomodulation making it the best treatment for COPD. The goal of our lung stem cell treatment for copd and other lung diseases such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) bronchiectasis and Emphysema is to help create the optimal environment for angiogenesis to build new capillaries in the lungs which leads to tissue repair and significantly better lung function.(25834280)

Interstitial lung disease pose a significant challenge for pulmonologists and lung bioengineering. Disease such as asthma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD,Cystic fibrosis, emphysema & hyaline membrane disease are just some of diseases that can be managed effectively via lung stem cell therapies. Due to the complexity and locations of the diseased regions it has always been very difficult to effectively deliver cell therapeutic agents. The Regeneration Center has developed a unique and effective combination delivery method to target the diseased tissue from multiple vectors (depending on the patient’s needs) including guided radiography (when necessary), Intravenous, direct injection, Intrathecally and now for the first time via Intranasal inhalation stem cell therapy for a painless and effective delivery of endogenous lung progenitor cells, Lung epithelial stem cells to both the airway and vascular system of the lungs.

Is Lung Regeneration the Best Treatment for COPD?

Lung Cell Replacement Therapy – Overview

Number of Treatment Sessions For COPD & Emphysema: 2-6 Infusions of Clinical Grade Mesenchymal Cells per Treatment (Multiple stages may be required for severe cases)

Type of Stem Cells Used – Can COPD be Cured?  Most patients with mild to moderate Pulmonary disease require a combination therapy consisting of endogenous lung epithelial cells, cord Blood cells, Amniotic Membrane derived progenitor cells and pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells needed for tracheal regeneration. For elderly patients or candidates with progressive respiratory diseases an aggressive combination protocol will be required. All our lung epithelial cells are screened and certified for strength and sterility documentation of using good cellular manufacturing processes at time of treatment. The Regen Center Lung disease treatment does not require invasive surgeries and the cells are delivered painlessly using a combination of Intranasal inhalation,Guided CT Scanners / Ultrasounds (when necessary) through an IV “Intravenous” Drip and/or Intrathecally depending on the patients needs.(23648014)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Treatment (Optional): Pulmonary Rehab is available at Bumrungrad international hospital or Bangkok Hospital depending on the patient’s travel limitations and timing constraints. A dedicated lung rehabilitation specialist will be available upon request for 2-5 hours per day and up to 6 days per week.  Medical visas and accommodations for extended stay with nebulizer for the patient can also be provided upon special request.

Total Treatment Length : The COPD Lung Cell Replacement therapy is an intensive multistage course and will require an estimated 14-21 nights in Bangkok (depending on the severity/spread of the underlying disease)

MULTI-VECTOR LUNG CELL DELIVERY

Regeneration Center has developed a combination delivery method to target the diseases from multiple vectors (depending on the patients needs) including guided radiography (when necessary), Intravenous, direct injection, Intrathecally and now for the first time via Intranasal inhalation stem cell therapy for a painless and effective delivery of endogenous lung progenitor cells, Lung epithelial stem cells to both the airway and vascular system of the lungs.

Cost for Treating COPD

Due to the varying degrees of lung damage our pulmonary specialists will need to review the patient’s medical records to better understand his/her needs. A full treatment plan will be provided upon qualification and the entire treatment will require a minimum of 2-3 weeks in Bangkok to complete. Learn more about COPD clinical trials around the world. To learn more about our unique lung cell therapy or to begin the copd stem cell treatment review process please prepare your recent pulmonary tests and medical records (MRI or Chest CT Scans) and contact us today.

Symptoms vary from patient to patient and due to lack of early intervention, the signs of the disease have usually worsened over time, particularly in public areas with less than ideal climate or due to continued exposure to smoking. For patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis, the primary symptoms include mucus buildup and severe daily coughing . Other physical symptoms of patients with lung disease COPD can also include:

  • Chest muscle tightness
  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
  • Needing to clear throat every morning, due to excess mucus buildup in lungs
  • Frequent Wheezing & Chronic cough with sputum (colorful mucus) yellow,white,clear or greenish
  • Blue colored lips or Cyanosis (fingernail beds)
  • Frequent lung infections
  • Rapid weight loss or Lack of energy
  • Swollen ankles, feet or legs
  • Frequent episodes of feeling exacerbated which can persist for several days.
stem cell therapy for damaged lungs is now possible via lung bioengineering and advancements in cellular biology.This new approach allows up to ameliorate lung injuries and lung diseases by using therapeutic levels of pulmonary MSC+ cells while increasing its localisation and retention.
MSC+ pulmonary cell therapy works by exerting effects on lung inflammation and tissue injury and with interactions of the immune system and direct actions to the lung. Cell therapy offers a safe alternative treatment to traditional medicines, oxygen therapy, lung surgery and lung transplants and should be considered a effective treatment and not a cure.
All medical treatments carry risk and side effects can happen with any type of treatment. Proper follow up instructions must be followed to avoid potential risks such as infections, Digestive system problems and/or temporary flu like symptoms during the first 24 hours after cell infusions.
Due to the varying degrees of lung damage our pulmonary specialists will need to review the patient’s medical records to better understand his/her needs. A complete 2-3 week treatment plan with fixed costs will be provided to qualified applicants
With the exception of self funded insurance policies, most traditional insurance do not cover lung stem cell transplants

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  1. I was diagnosed of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in summer of 2014, my symptoms started out with shortness of breath and chronic cough. The pulmonary disease specialist in Melbourne Australia prescribed me some Spiriva and long-acting bronchodilators to try to help my symptoms however the medications did not do much good and their side effects were too severe to continue. Im now having noticeable shortness of breath each day and really need to do somthing fast before its too late and i get classified as end-stage COPD. Im realistic and dont expect a miracle or total cure for copd but can lung regeneration help control the disease? also how much does stem cell treatment for copd cost? please have your doctor contact me as soon as possible.

  2. After having a persistent cough for over a year, I was diagnosed with COPD in March last year. In that time my emphysema has got worse to the point where not only do I have trouble sleeping at night, I also struggle to get air into my lungs. At best, I can get about 1.5 to 2 hours sleep before I have to get up. When I do get up my routine is that I have to sit on the edge of my bed for about 20 minutes, I then literally stagger into the sitting room and open a window to try and get some air.my life is miserable and i am desperate for cure. We tried a herbal medicine doctor Sithuu but it turned out to be a scam and made my condition even worse. Huge regret. Can stem cells be used to treat COPD/EMPHYSEMA? please contact me soon

  3. I have to depend on oxygen machine to help ease my breathlessness for almost 2 years and my oxygen level has dropped drastically. I came across the stem cell treatment and I hope to find out more and where can I get this treatment from.

  4. I am 55 years old and was diagnosed with COPD. After the last appointment with my Pulmonologist in he would not even let me see my lung function/capacity test scores but said he believes I have a significant Asthma issue. As it was my last FEV1 score was 31%. He said we will look at the next test in 2 months time.
    After than he prescribed me a large dose of steroid tablets. I took the tablets as he prescribed until I started noticing ALOT of side effects and i think it made my condition worse. I am so angry at our medical system that i am looking to go abroad for treatment maybe to your center in Bangkok. The doctors here just dont care about their patients.
    Please help me.

  5. Hello,
    I’m contacting you in order to have informations about stem cells therapy for COPD.
    My father has a pulmonary emphysema (caused by cigarettes) and he is forced to live always connected to an oxygen cylinder.
    Can I have some informations (the same informations asked by David) about stem cells therapy?
    – How long does the treatment take?
    – How effective are stem cells for lung disease treatment?
    – Are there any risks?
    – How does your treatment look like exactly?

    Thanks in advance and please contact me via email.

    Ettore

  6. Hello.. I am Susan Hester from Poughkeepsie, NY. i was diagnosed of COPD December 2014, I was given several medications to ease my condition as i was told there was no cure. My symptoms were mainly shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness that continued for over 15 months progressively getting worse. I decided to give the Regen center a try 6 months ago. My treatment took 2 weeks in total then i returned to pulmonary rehab for another 6 weeks. I would say a majority of my symptoms dissapeared a few weeks after treatment began. I went for a followup spirometry test and my doctor couldn’t believe i was the same person and confirmed my lungs were functioning much better, Its unbelievable! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back.

  7. I’m contacting you on behalf of my father who was diagnosed with COPD last year. His condition is getting worse by the month and his bronchodilators and corticosteroid meds don’t seem to be working at all. We are hoping to atleast slow down the rate of progression which is why I’m contacting you.

    My questions are:
    – How long does the treatment take?
    – How effective are stem cells for lung disease treatment?
    – Are there any risks?
    – How does your treatment look like exactly? I’ve seen some doctors here offering same day stemcell treatments with IV injections but these doctors are either cosmetic surgeons or orthopedic doctors and not lung specialists so I’m very hesitant on trusting them.

    please contact me via email so i can learn more about your treatment.

    Thanks
    David

  8. Looking at some treatment options for my husbands COPD. His lungs are starting to fail faster than expected and our doctors are recommending we try stem cells. We were offered autologous fat stem cell therapy here but after doing much research have decided against it. We were also told that treatments here do not expand cells due to regulations. Can you please tell how your treatment is different? Do you offer manipulated autologous cells using cord blood stem cells? if so how much?

  9. I was diagnosed with chronic irreversible airflow obstruction or COPD in 2010 may. Since then i have tried quitting smoking and taken many types of Bronchodilators and Short-Acting bronchodilators also tried Spiriva but not of it has helped. Im getting very scared now that this may be irreversible and i may need a lung transplant. Please tell me if stem cells can fix my lungs. I live in Auckland New Zealand so coming to Thailand is not a problem. Your website says it must be less than 2 years old to be accepted. Is that always the case? Please contact me so i can send you my medical reports.

  10. Hello, Im hoping someone from your company could help me. Im 54 and been smoking for 22 years. Last november my doctor told me that that i have a failing lung and copd. I took the spirometry test and a few other breathing tests and the results were as expected. Since then ive been having alot of chest infections and find it difficult to breath. I had another chest CT scan and it looks like the problem is getting worse. Can stem cells help treatm my COPD? Will i need to have surgery or god forbid a transplant?? Please contact me as soon as possible. I read about your COPD treatment in Thailand from a patient on the daily strength forum. He looks like he really improved after stemcells and im hoping for the same. Please do contact me as soon as possible. Thanks Joey

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