More than 10 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is diagnosed when two conditions are present: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Though there is no known cure for this progressive lung disease, patients can find hope in the advancements that regenerative medicine is now bringing to damaged lung tissue.
The first step to this advancement is in Fat tissue (Adipose Tissue) through fat harvesting. Next, the adipose tissue is processed to separate the stem cells so they can be used to help with the damaged lung.
The results of these studies look promising. Soon we hope to see COPD sufferers breathe easier.