PRP and Your Lungs
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to help patients with conditions like pulmonary fibrosis, and antibodies from the blood of COVID-19 survivors may help to healing lung tissues.
- To prepare PRP, a sample of your blood is taken and centrifuged (spun) in a machine. The centrifugation separates and concentrates the plasma and platelets from the rest of the blood components. This Platelet Rich Plasma is used for regenerative purposes.
- PRP can be used to treat many types of respiratory illnesses. In fact, delivery of PRP directly into the lungs through a nebulizer has been shown to reduce inflammation and treat conditions like asthma and emphysema, lungs fibrosis, for healing lung tissues.
- The plasma adheres to the lungs and initiates a healing response. While PRP has been used in the past for dermatology, dentistry, and orthopedics, plasma being used to treat COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a relatively new application.
- PRP can be used to reduce the signs of respiratory illness and help patients recover from them.
- PRP therapy helped with exercise tolerance, quality of life, and dyspnea (breathing difficulties) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.