According Angeles Health, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases afflicting Americans and is expected to become the third leading cause of death in the United States by the end of the decade. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12 million Americans aged 25% have a diagnosis of COPD, with another 12 million suffering from the disease without yet having been diagnosed.
There are two main forms of COPD; most people with COPD have a combination of these conditions:
- Chronic bronchitis, defined by a long-term cough with mucus
- Emphysema, characterized by loss of lung function over time
While there is no cure for COPD, adult stem cell therapy for COPD has provided some early as well as late stage patients with measurable relief.
Patients seeking adult stem cell therapy for COPD with Hospital Angeles Tijuana would work with a Boston University Medical Center-trained pulmonologist. COPD stem cell treatment takes place with an IV placement directly to the lungs, ensuring the great majority of the delivered stem cells have therapeutic value. Patients typically experience positive results within days of application it is an IV placement.