When a doctor diagnoses a patient with chronic lung disease, they’re often told their lungs are compromised. However, many patients may not understand precisely what this means.
What Does It Mean If You’re Told You Have Compromised Lungs?
At Lung Health Institute, our health care team knows being told you have compromised lungs may cause you some confusion, and we want to help you understand what this means.
Respiratory compromise, or compromised lungs, is when your lungs are in a state where they aren’t providing enough oxygen to your body. Unfortunately, this is often a part of chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that get progressively worse over time. Furthermore, compromised lungs increase your risk of experiencing respiratory failure, which can cause death.
3 Ways You May Be Able to Help Your Compromised Lungs
When COPD or another chronic lung disease has compromised your lungs, there are actions you can take that may help slow the progression of your disease. In fact, there are 3 options your doctor may recommend to you that may help you treat your COPD symptoms or slow the progression of this disease, and these 3 options are:
- Quitting smoking
- Taking medications like inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators
- Using supplemental oxygen
Lung Health Institute Offers Other Options That May Help Your COPD
In addition to the options offered by your doctor, there are several other options from Lung Health Institute that may help you more effectively treat your COPD. For instance, we offer a service called Lung Restoration Treatment™, which is also known as cellular therapy.
If you decide to try our cellular therapy, you’ll be fitted with an IV, and a small sample of your blood will be taken. From this blood sample, our clinicians will isolate several types of helpful cells. This concentrated solution will be rich in proteins, growth factors, platelets, and other helpful cells, and it will be returned into your bloodstream through the IV. The concentrated cells are then pumped to your lungs where they may repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation, which may allow you to Breathe Easier™ and improve your quality of life.
We also offer 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ plans, and these plans provide lifestyle tips that may help you boost your immune system and train your body to use fats to fight inflammation.
Are you ready to find out if Lung Health Institute can help you? Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.