103 Sum Mor Drive West Columbia SC 29169

Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in West Columbia, SC

Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in  West Columbia, SC

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a medical condition that affects the lungs. When COPD is present, breathing becomes difficult or even painful. Many people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without realizing it.

COPD is a serious condition, but treatment is available. Request more COPD information today: Call (803) 232-7225 or contact Vitality Medical Centers online.

Symptoms of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn't just one issue, but a collection of problems that cause lung damage. When the lungs are damaged, it can affect the entire respiratory system, and health as a whole.

This is why it's important to identify the symptoms of COPD.

Some of the most common symptoms associated with lung damage include:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chronic Cough
  • Phlegm Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Throat Mucus
  • Tightness

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also worsen for a short period of time. These periods are known as COPD exacerbations.

During chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, the above symptoms can become more pronounced for a period of days or weeks, before subsiding. COPD symptoms typically get worse as the disease progresses.

COPD Causes

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has many different causes. Most COPD cases are gradual, rather than related to one specific instance. Some common causes of COPD include:

  • Smoking
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chemical exposure
  • Emphysema
  • Fume inhalation
  • Frequent dust exposure

Other risk factors contribute to a person's likeliness of contracting COPD. These factors include age - as older people are likely to suffer from increased airway blockage, and genetics, as one generation of a family suffering from COPD can put a later generation at risk.

Stem Cell Treatment for COPD

COPD treatment begins with tests to determine if the airway-blocking disease is present. Some of the different types of COPD tests include X-rays, CT scans, blood-gas analysis and pulmonary function tests.

If chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is detected, treatment options are available. Unfortunately, lung damage cannot be reversed, but there are many different treatments designed to reduce or mitigate symptoms. At present, studies are being conducted to evaluate the use of adult stem cells to improve lung elasticity, and reduce lung damage suffered by patients with COPD.

Request COPD Information Today

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease doesn't have to control your life. If you're struggling to breath or have previously been diagnosed with COPD, call (803) 232-7225 or contact Vitality Medical Centers online.

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Vitality Medical Centers


103 Sum Mor Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 232-7225


Mon: 08:00AM - 06:00PM
Tue: 08:00AM - 06:00PM
Wed: 08:00AM - 06:00PM
Thu: 08:00AM - 06:00PM
Fri: 08:00AM - 01:00PM

Service Locations:

Kershaw County, SC, Orangeburg County, SC, Sumter County, SC, Elgin, SC, Cayce, SC, Chapin, SC, Gaston, SC, Leesville, SC, Lexington, SC, Blythewood, SC, Columbia, SC, Hopkins, SC, Irmo, SC, Forest Acres, SC