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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease describes a group of lung conditions that create difficulty in emptying air fully out of the lungs. Sufferers will find their airways are narrowed, so it’s harder to quickly breathe out and air gets trapped in the chest.COPD affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK with most people being diagnosed in their 50s. It can dramatically affect the ability of a person to lead an active lifestyle. Incredibly a whopping 2 million are undiagnosed, allowing for the most disabling elements of the disease to take hold and stop a person from living their life. Symptoms include inflammation in the lungs, damaged lung tissue and narrowing airways which all work to make breathing difficult.
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Commonly sufferers struggle with a chronic cough, fatigue and weight loss with periods of worsening symptoms over time as exposure to infections and air pollution cycle through the chronic nature of COPD. A range of other conditions typically exist alongside a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Stem cell treatment for COPD is promising due to the role of inflammation in the lungs for this disease and the natural anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells. Stem cells send out cytokines which basically denotes messages to the local repair system which moves towards the affected areas of the lungs. Stem cells target and repair injured and inflamed tissue and thereby restore the afflicted area to normality.
Emphysema affects the alveoli - the small air sacs - in your lungs, while chronic bronchitis affects your airways. Most COPD patients have both emphysema and bronchitis where airways become inflamed and the air sacs are damaged. This is what leads to a narrowing of the airways and makes breathing in and out more difficult. These aspects of the disease can have a dramatic impact on everyday life and make exercise difficult.
Mesenchymal stem cells used in medical treatment for COPD, when administered, result in improved lung function and quality of life. It has also been reported to improve the function of the injured respiratory system and begin to repair the structure. This is the two-fold effect of stem cell treatment which is that of reducing inflammation and regenerating damaged cells, with the effect of bringing a new lease of life to the patient.
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The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
OPD is usually caused by long-term factors that trigger inflammation in the lungs.
This can take the form of exposure to tobacco smoke, airborne dust, chemicals, vapours, air pollution, and genetic or environmental factors. Some, however may unfortunately go on to develop COPD as a result of their genetic predisposition.
Stem cells excrete messenger cells called cytokines to promote healing and regeneration in damaged lung tissue.
It then sends messages to the local repair system and directs regeneration to the afflicted areas of the lungs and airways. At the same time, stem cells work to reduce inflammation in the airways by suppressing the immune response. Stem cell treatment is the closest you will get to a lung transplant due to its ability to regrow damaged tissue.
Stem cell treatment alleviates symptoms such as breathlessness and chronic coughing, and reduces long-term risk of fatigue and weight loss. Inflammation of the airways will be eased by stem cells and counter the effect of narrowing which should improve your quality of life and ability to exercise.
This is evident in the potential for stem cells to counteract an overactivation of the immune system which is what leads to acute inflammation of the airways. Clinical trials show patients can exhale more air after a deep breath than they could before stem cell treatment for COPD.
Mesenchymal stem cells are delivered intravenously before they travel to the lungs and begin to work on the immune system to combat the inflammation and repair damage to alveoli structures. It does this automatically and stops stimulating the growth of tissue once repair is complete.
Aside from surgery or a lung transplant, the only other available methods of COPD treatment are solely focused on slowing the progression of COPD.
Stem cell treatment, on the other hand, can uniquely regenerate damaged tissue and reduce inflammation in the airways making it a much more effective long-term treatment than any other procedure aimed at relieving symptoms of COPD.
While inhalers can ease the narrowed airways temporarily, stem cells provide a long-lasting form of treatment with long-term benefits.
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Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
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