The Lung Institute, a regenerative medicine center that treats patients with lung disease through stem cell therapy (SCT), recently shared the developments of one of their case studies on how SCT can help improve interstitial lung disease (ILD) — a term used to refer to a group of lung diseases affecting the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs. If poorly managed, ILD can progress to pulmonary fibrosis, and may require life-saving lung transplantation.
Al Corter, the subject of the institute’s latest case study, was diagnosed with ILD and bronchiectasis 12 years ago after being exposed to toxic fumes at work on a horse farm in upstate New York. His pulmonary conditions greatly affected his ability to work on the farm, and his other activities of daily living. He was faced with daily challenges of being short of breath, bouts of coughing, dependence on supplemental oxygen, and increased fatigue. This significant reduction in his quality of life prompted him to search for a more effective solution, which led him to the Lung Institute in Tampa, Florida.
It was at the facility in Tampa that Al elected SCT as an alternative treatment for his ILD. SCT is a minimally invasive procedure that entails extracting autologous stem cells and instilling them in the affected area in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. There is no risk of the patient rejecting the stem cells, as the word ‘autologous’ means they are derived from the same individual. As a result, Al reports he can now accomplish his daily tasks without feeling held back by his symptoms. He is also looking forward to attending the Silver Spur Riding Club Open Horse Show, happening July 12th in Fonda, New York.
“Stem cell therapy is a viable option for many people with lung disease,” said Dr. Burton Feinerman, Medical Director of the Lung Institute. “Our patients are breathing easier, walking further and depending less on supplemental oxygen.”
Al joins the hundreds of patients already enjoying the significant improvements in their lung diseases, brought about by expertly administered SCT at the Lung Institute. Those interested to learn more about the institute and stem cell therapy can visit www.lunginstitute.com.