What is PRP for lung rehabilitation?
Plasma rich platelets contains growth factors used to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. This procedure involves the use of this blood plasma for the treatment of obstructive lung disease like Asthma
What other therapies are available?
Stem cell therapy is also successfully being used to treat mild COPD. Also the intravenous use of Glutathione; a potent antioxidant and radical scavenger.
How PRP could help decrease lung inflammation?
The recent addition of nebulized platelet treatments has resulted in some successful medical outcomes for patients with COPD, emphysema, and asthma. Inhaled PRP is NOT a cure
for COPD, but could be a alternative to patients who had been on steroids for a long time. It could potentially help to improve lung function in COPD patients.
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on the baseline condition of the patient. In our office we recommend a treatment every 4 weeks