Chronic lung diseases such as pulmonary hypertension or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema contribute to shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, disrupted sleep and diminished energy.

There is no cure yet. However, medicines exist such as bronchodilators to open your airways and steroids to diminish inflammation. Vaccines also lower the risk of contracting pulmonary diseases.

For more severe symptoms, there is surgery such as bullectomy (removal of bullae airspaces resulting from air sac wall destruction), lung volume reduction (damaged tissue removal), and lung transplants.

As an alternative, cellular therapy is thought to target the cause, not just symptoms. It consists in delivering stem cells through IV or directly by injection or catheter administration through the pulmonary artery. Stem cells are thought to go to areas in need and help repair damaged tissue as well as stimulate new blood vessel growth. Please contact us for more information on your treatment options.