Characterized by progressive scarring that causes the lung to lose flexibility, and its function deteriorates over time.
Stem cell treatment is a valuable alternative for people suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, since it promotes tissue regeneration and reduces the pathology’s inflammatory reactions and processes, which improves the patient’s quality of life.
At Stem Life Clinic, we have a therapeutic protocol for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis with stem cells, which has been shown to improve the quality of life of patients, reducing multiple comorbidities and dependence on supplemental oxygen.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease that affects both lungs, causing progressive scarring or fibrosis, which reduces the flexibility of the lungs and favors their deterioration and loss of functionality.
People over 60 years of age are the ones mainly affected by the disease, whose causes are still not fully known. It is related to family history, exposure to certain pollutants present in the air, aging, among others.
Conventional treatments are based on antifibrotic drugs, which are very expensive and do not cure the disease. Lung transplantation is another alternative that has a survival rate of between one and five years after treatment, as well as being difficult to access due to cost and the availability of donors.
Stem cells have emerged as a treatment for inflammatory lung diseases. Its mode of action consists in controlling the activity of the immune system, reducing oxidative stress, modulating inflammatory activity, modifying the appearance of fibrosis, and favoring the regeneration of affected tissues.
Mesenchymal stem cells have shown great regenerative potential thanks to their ability to differentiate into various types of tissue and the ability to release anti-inflammatory factors to reduce the progression of lung damage.
Stem cell treatment is recommended for patients with pulmonary fibrosis at any stage to reduce inflammation, promote lung tissue regeneration, regulate the body’s immune response, reduce oxygen dependency, lengthen life expectancy, and stop the disease´s progression, returning to the patient his quality of life.