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Has Anyone Had Stem Cell Therapy

Has Anyone Had Stem Cell Therapy

posted November 24
A MyCOPDTeam Member

You can go to www.clinicaltrials.gov to see what current research on stem cells is registered. It something is listed, it doesn't mean that it's actually being done or that it is research that will actually tell us things we don't already know. The current listings show maybe 10 of 34 that are legitimate and either recruiting or on-going. A lot of the non-university listings are by companies that make their money selling stem cell treatments that aren't approved by anyone and no insurance will pay for.

posted November 25
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Hi Linda. And welcome to this self-help Forum. Unfortunately, there is not much here coming from a research or scientific perspective. Most of what is shared comes from First-hand experience or popular, common knowledge. Offering medical advice is frowned upon, probably from a legal basis. Or so as not to build a false Hope. Every body is different.
But when I asked Google the same question about Stem Cells for COPD, she came up with this article for you:
https://copdnewstoday.com/news/spinoff-breathe-...
A lot of new stuff for folks like us is actually coming out of the Covid situation. As well it should.
I don't pretend to know how all that will work out, but I take the Good News wherever I can find it. Be well

posted November 24 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

No, and if you're thinking about it for your lungs, there are no stem cell therapies that have been demonstrated to have positive clinical results. Lots of stories, but nothing that's been shown to have any effect at all. Stem cell therapies are available for many different conditions, but lung conditions aren't among them. If someone tries to sell you a treatment, guaranteed it's not been approved by anyone and no insurance will pay for it. Save your money. That said, there are some studies being done at the cellular (really basic) level that may be helpful in moving us closer to knowing how to use stem cells for lung diseases. Unless a miracle occurs, it will probably be another 20 years before we have something that actually works. Not a great thing for most of us, but the next generation will benefit.

posted November 24
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thank you fir your information

posted November 24

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