Lung Institute Celebrates 3 Years of Helping Lung Disease Patients with Stem Cell Therapy
To celebrate its three-year anniversary on May 14th, the Lung Institute will give away a free treatment at several clinic locations across the United States.
Online, May 4, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The Lung Institute will celebrate its three-year anniversary on May 14 by giving away a free treatment to one person attending a seminar at most clinic locations throughout the month of May. To date, the Lung Institute has treated over 2,000 people at their five clinics across the country.
"The rapid growth that we've seen is a testament to the success of this treatment and to the patients who refuse to give up," says Lung Institute doctor Jack Coleman, Jr., M.D. "We admire our patients' strength and determination, and developed the Your Strength Gives Hope campaign to highlight the successes they've experienced in their own lives since receiving stem cell therapy at one of our clinics."
The Lung institute developed the Your Strength Gives Hope campaign to recognize the patients who believed in the treatment from the start. In a society that's fixated on youth, the indignities of aging can be hard to accept. For those who suffer from a chronic disease, the challenges of growing older can seem unbearable. Living with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States, presents a host of significant challenges.
There are four stages of COPD. While patients in stage one might not even know they have the disease, people with stages three and four will experience a severe reduction in their quality of life. People experiencing the latter stages of COPD may lack the endurance to take a shower without sitting down or the strength for a trip to the mailbox. Depression can go hand in hand with COPD, since the disease hinders a person's ability to fully enjoy life.
The Lung Institute seeks to alleviate the challenges faced by people who suffer from chronic lung disease by helping them breathe more easily. A recent white paper summarizing the experience of 100 patients reveals that 82 percent of patients report an improved quality of life after treatment. "Quality of life" means different things for different people. For some, it can mean the ability to take out the garbage or do yard work. For others, it's a walk around the block or playing golf with friends. In some cases, patients can reduce or eliminate the burden of relying on supplemental oxygen. Regardless of what a better quality of life means to each person, patients are thrilled to reclaim some part of themselves previously stolen by illness.
"If you are skeptical, unsure about it, listen to my results. 19 percent lung capacity increased up to 33 percent. The sky is the limit."
Fred M. | Age: 75 | Location: Fond Du Lac, WI
"I enjoy waking up in the morning and looking forward to the day instead of standing there, panting."
Arnold M. | Age: 87 | Location: Bartlett, IL
"I have more energy. I'm able to get back some of my independence."
Carol C. | Age: 70 | Location: Duarte, CA
"I am no longer on oxygen and I can walk for a longer period of time than before the treatment."
Charlotte B. | Age: 64 | Location: Vineland, NJ
"I'm able to walk the golf course and do water aerobics. It's easier on my lungs now and I'm able to enjoy it."
David G. | Age: 69 | Location: Palm Springs, CA
"We couldn't be more thankful for our patients' strength, the Lung Institute clinical staff and this treatment that is truly changing lives," says Dr. Coleman. "The three-year anniversary marks a great accomplishment in the fight against lung disease, and we look forward to continuing to improve lives."
About the Lung Institute
The Lung Institute is a leading medical provider of regenerative cellular therapy for lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease in the United States. To date, the organization has treated over 2,000 patients, 82 percent of whom report an improved quality of life. Founded in 2013 in Tampa, Fla., the Lung Institute currently operates clinics in Tampa, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Scottsdale, Ariz., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.lunginstitute.com or call (800) 382-8095.