Health & Wellness

Are Women More Prone to COPD?

The traditional gender profile for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) once consisted of white, male smokers. However, once big tobacco targeted women in the 1960s, the profile changed. Studies show women as more vulnerable to airborne pollutants, thus making them more prone to COPD.

COPD can affect anyone at any age, but gender plays a role. More than 7 million women have COPD, with millions undiagnosed. In fact, 66 percent of people with COPD are women. COPD develops differently in women, who are more likely to have flare-ups, need urgent care and hospitalizations.

Female airways are smaller and have less respiratory muscle. Consequently, air pollutants appear in higher concentrations in women, causing more damage.

Estrogen conspires with nicotine to form harmful compounds in the body. Women exposed only to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop COPD than male nonsmokers.

The under-diagnosis of COPD in women, combined with insufficient treatment options, can be frustrating. Most doctors recommend traditional treatments such as medications, inhalers and oxygen therapy. These treatments help manage disease symptoms, but not the disease itself.

Physicians at a clinic called the Lung Institute ( have developed a procedure that directly addresses the disease through autologous stem cell therapy using cells derived from the patient.

Lung Institute physicians extract stem cells from blood or bone marrow tissue, separate them and return them intravenously. Reintroduced cells travel through heart into the lungs where they aggregate in the “pulmonary trap.” Once there, they can promote healing and improve lung function.

A former Lung Institute patient, whose name is omitted for privacy, says, “I have a daughter, and she suffers. She’s not on oxygen, but she’s probably real close to where I was. She still smokes! I told her that if she quit, I would bring her [to the Lung Institute]!”

The Lung Institute has treated over 2,500 patients nationwide. A recent Lung Institute study indicates an 82 percent increase in quality of life after stem cell treatment and a 60 percent increase in lung function for those who took a pulmonary function test.

Receiving accurate diagnosis and developing the best treatment plan is challenging. The last twenty years have offered little advancement in the availability of effective treatment options. People with chronic lung disease now have alternative options for addressing their illness at its source through stem cell therapy.


If you or a loved one suffers from COPD or another lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of stem cell treatment options. If you’re looking to take control of your health, and wonder if you qualify, don’t wait. Click here to find out more information about the Lung Institute and see if you qualify for this innovative treatment.

– Article Sponsored by Lung Institute

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Pamela Wayans
4 years ago

I have had ASTHMA my whole life but about 7 years ago my asthma got so bad and was diagnosed of EMPHYSEMA/COPD which was most likely due to the asthma. I was on double antibiotics and steroids, still didn’t feel any better. My lungs were constantly wheezing in all four chambers, i already used Advair, Spiriva, and Albuterol in my nebulizer, they just didn’t do much. It was hell for me due to the severe difficulty breathing. My sister in-law told us about Rich Herbs Foundation where she ordered herbs that effectively treated her arthritis. We ordered their COPD TREATMENT after reading alot of positive reviews from other patients, i am happy to report the COPD TREATMENT was very effective for my lungs condition, every one of my symptoms including difficulty breathing, respiratory infections, chronic cough and wheezing has simply stopped. Visit www. richherbsfoundation. com. I will be 52 soon and have never been healthier

6 years ago

Dear AMAC::

Please don’t publish “articles” that are actually lures by sponsors to get people – especially elderly people – to make an impulse decision.

I love what AMAC is about but am disappointed that AMAC allows tactics similar to AARP and other “membership organizations” who, because they need sponsors, succumb to being a part of an advertising “purpose fraud/”

Thank you.

6 years ago
Reply to  Ron

Making another option known is hardly “luring” and making impulse decisions would be an individuals fault since people have freedom of will. No one, nor any organization ( AMAC or AARP ) can make you do anything. Please do yourself a favor and get a grip.

T. Taylor
6 years ago

Before you spend the money, check how successful this treatment really is. Many have not been very satisfied. Get other opinions. Make informed decisions.

6 years ago

2500 people is a very low number of patients treated in the whole country.

Barbara Forth
6 years ago

They don’t tell you the cost is $7500 dollars! That is hard for a lot of people to come up with since it is not covered by insurance.

Mary Ruth Smith, Smith
6 years ago

Thank you AMAC for sharing this info. I have been needing this since 2013. I have contacted them. Thank You again.

T. Taylor
6 years ago

Please get another opinion. For some, it may work, but please be informed.

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