Stem Cell Treatment for COPD

Global clinical research using stem cell therapy has grown dramatically in the last few years. Researchers are uncovering new ways to apply stem cell therapy for people affected by chronic conditions such as COPD.

Stem cells are a type of undifferentiated cell that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Stem cells can be guided into becoming a specific type of cell allowing physicians trained in the field of regenerative medicine to use stem cells to repair the diseased or damaged tissue in your lungs as a result of COPD.


About Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy, for patients with COPD, targets the destroyed lung tissue and cells causing the complications. The goal of stem cell therapy is to use your own healing cells to improve breathing, reduce inflammation and create an environment that is optimal for tissue repair and angiogenesis. Stem cell treatment along with lifestyle modification may help improve the symptoms of COPD.

Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, could help improve the signs and symptoms of COPD such as:

  • Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Excess mucus in your lungs
  • Chronic cough
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Swelling in ankles, feet or legs
  • Cyanosis or blueness of the lips and fingernails

About COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, is a medical term used to describe a group of chronic, inflammatory lung diseases including; emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and bronchiectasis. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the world.1 

Patients diagnosed with COPD are at risk of developing additional complications including:

  • Respiratory infections
  • Heart problems
  • Lung cancer
  • High blood pressure in lung arteries
  • Depression

Why Choose the Stem Cells Transplant Institute?

What people are saying

Dr. Mesen: Thanks so much for your patience and concern in working with me to improve my shoulder functioning and strength through your stem cell transplant procedure. I could not have made the advances I have without your program. You, your staff, and medical team have been informative, helpful, and very professional, please express my appreciation and gratitude to all. Looking forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

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