PRP Offers Hope for COPD Sufferers
The Future Looks Bright With PRP for COPD
What is PRP? It stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This is blood plasma that contains growth factors used to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. PRP for COPD involves the use of this blood plasma for the treatment of COPD. The blood, after being collected and processed, is introduced to the lungs through a nebulizer. The plasma adheres to the lungs and initiates a healing response. While PRP has been used in the past for dermatology, dentistry, and orthopedics, plasma being used to treat COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a relatively new application.
Along with PRP treatments, stem cell therapy is also successfully being used to treat COPD. These stem cells are not the controversial embryonic stem cells. These are healthy adult stem cells that are harvested from another part of an adult body, such as fat or blood. Stem cells have the ability to evolve into organ-specific cells. In relation to the lungs, the stem cells first form new capillaries. These, in turn, generate tissue repair. Up until now, COPD treatment was largely limited to preventing further lung degeneration. Until now, actually reversing lung damage has not been possible. Now, with adult stem cells, treatment can go beyond preventing further damage. Prior damage can be reversed and new lung cells created.
If you are interested in using this therapy to treat COPD, contact us. We will assist you with this innovative therapy that offers hope to COPD patients. PRP, in conjunction with stem cell therapy, may be the answer for your COPD.