Stem Cell Therapy is a relatively young field of study. Until today there is some debate on how it functions and just how effective it is. Severe respiratory ailments such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), and Emphysema are diseases that are difficult to treat with conventional medicine. At present, treatments for these diseases have started to utilise Stem Cell Therapy.
In recent years, the treatment of numerous lung diseases with the use of Stem Cell technology has gained traction. There has been substantive progress in the field and its application for pulmonary diseases and numerous studies have begun to back the claim.
In the United States, COPD is the third largest cause of death. The absence of a cure has in part led to its severity. Treatments for COPD aim to manage its effects, but curing the disease has proven to be difficult for medical practitioners.
A 2017 study entitled “Lung Regeneration Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” underscored this reality and discussed the potential of Stem Cell Therapy for the development of a more effective treatment for COPD. The research discussed the recent advances in Stem Cell Technology and its potential benefit in controlling the extensive inflammation caused by COPD.
A study in published in 2013 entitled “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in Lung Disorders: Pathogenesis of Lung Diseases and Mechanism of Action of Mesenchymal Stem Cell” examined Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and how these would benefit patients suffering from common respiratory ailments. The researchers specifically observed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), COPD, and Interstitial Lung Disease.
The researchers acknowledged the lack of effectiveness of conventional treatments and that the intravenous application of MSCs showed a promising ability to calm inflammation and provided a feasible approach to treating lung disease.
In 2014, a study named “Harnessing the Potential of Lung Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine” discussed Homeostasis, the natural state of equilibrium between numerous interdependent variables which related to sustained physiological processes. The study discussed the various threats to Homeostasis that people with pulmonary disorders faced such as smoke, allergens, as well as bacterial and viral infections. When Homeostasis is compromised, the ability of the body to naturally fight diseases is hindered as well.
Scientists studied the effects of introducing progenitor cells such as Stem Cells to achieve Homeostasis within the lungs. And they found that the results to be encouraging. According to the study, the ability of Stem Cells to promote Homeostasis within the lungs are indicative of a potential cure for various pulmonary disorders.
The unabated prevalence of pulmonary diseases and the lack of cures for these ailments is disconcerting. What is largely agreed to, however, is that Stem Cells offer great potential as an avenue for treatment.
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H/T: Lung Institute