Tis the Season for COPD

COPD Seasonal Variation

COPD affects over 11 million Americans and is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States.
Spring may be coming to an end, but one seasonal standard is far from over: the chorus of sneezing as pollen fills the North Texas air. It may be a minor annoyance to some, but seasonal allergies can be serious to others, especially those who have COPD and other breathing disorders. Innovations Stem Cell recognizes that spring and summer can bring on breathing troubles for many and offers fat stem cell therapy to help,, Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

Is COPD Serious?

Yes, it is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States, and more than 11 million people have been diagnosed with COPD. Researchers estimate that many millions more may have COPD and don’t know it. Most people do not realize they have COPD until symptoms become severe.

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the umbrella term used to describe a group of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. These conditions are characterized by the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs that causes increasing breathlessness, coughing, fatigue and decreased stamina. Diseases under the COPD umbrella have no cure.

Who Gets COPD?

COPD can be caused by many things, including exposure to environmental pollutants, dust, and chemicals that irritate the lungs. However, the primary cause of COPD is smoking. Researchers estimate that nearly 90 percent of COPD cases are caused by smoking. This number includes those cases connected to secondhand smoke. Other risk factors include being over the age of 40 and a genetic factor known as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin. This deficiency is the only hereditary risk factor known to cause COPD. Severe Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency occurs in individuals of Northern European origin. Combining risk factors of smoking, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin and being of Northern European descent creates an accelerated development of the disease. Women also have a higher risk of developing COPD than men.

Treatments for COPD

Conventional treatments include medications such as bronchodilators and steroids, oxygen therapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Other treatments for COPD include self-care steps like exercising, eating a healthy diet and not smoking. Some individuals living with COPD have seen the benefits of fat stem cell therapy from Innovations Stem Cell, Understanding Adipose-Derived Stem CellsThese benefits include reduced inflammation and tissue damage, improved breathing, and improved stamina. Other benefits include reduced reliance on steroids, medications and oxygen therapy.

Want to learn more about the benefits of fat stem cell therapy for COPD? Call Innovations Stem Cell now at 214-643-8665