Conditions We Treat with Stem Cell Therapy
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease found in the brain and spinal cord, affecting the central nervous system. MS attacks cause broken communication to occur between the brain and the rest of the body. Long-term, the disease will deteriorate or permanently damage the nerves in the body.
While there is currently no cure for MS, stem cells can help patients with MS by repairing and regenerating nerves in the body, brain and spinal cord.
Type I diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is used by cells to turn sugar into energy. Stem Cell therapy can help those patients afflicted with Type I diabetes because they can help regenerate beta cells in the pancreas.
Myasthenia Gravis is chronic condition that is characterized by weak muscles and rapid muscular fatigue. This is cause by a breakdown in communication between the body’s nerves and the body’s muscles.
Stem cells can provide relief for patients suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, as the treatment can regenerate muscle cells. Stem cell therapy can also lead to increased energy and remission of symptoms.
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. This can cause changes to the walls of the blood vessels, making them thicker, weaker, narrower or even scarred. This can lead to limited blood flow and organ damage.
Stem cell therapy can decrease inflammation, fight infection, or change the bodily response to Vasculitis..
Certain blood Cancers such as
Leukemia is a type of cancer that attacks the body’s blood forming tissues, such as bone marrow or the lymphatic system. While there are many types of leukemia, most leukemia affects the marrow to produce abnormal blood cells that are no longer functioning as they should be.
Stem cells can help patients with Leukemia by regenerating and rejuvenating abnormal white blood cells to improve the body’s natural defenses.
Degenerative Eye Disease
Macular Degeneration occurs when the central part of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates causing severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. There are two types of macular regeneration, dry form and wet form. The dry is identified by yellow deposits, while the wet is accompanied by a plethora of abnormal blood vessels. Stem cells help people with Macular degeneration since the cells themselves can regenerate cells in the macula.
Other Metabolic Disorders
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones weaken and thin. This can lead to painful bone fractures. Some of the factors that lead to osteoporosis are age, gender, low body weight, menopause, smoking and certain medications. Stem cells can repair damaged bones and tissue caused by Osteoporosis.
When the liver becomes damaged and it can no longer function, this is when liver failure occurs. There are many causes of liver failure, including Hepatitis B and C, malnutrition, cirrhosis and long-term alcohol consumption. Stem cells can help repair and regenerate liver cells to make the liver function normally again.
Lyme disease is bacteria that is transmitted by a bite from a deer tick. The early symptoms of lyme disease include fever, chills, fatigue, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and joint pain. As the disease goes untreated and undetected, the symptoms only become worse. Stem cells may help lessen pain and symptoms associated with Lyme disease by repairing and recruiting new cells to replace the damaged ones.
Cardiomyopathy refers to a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart. There are many types of cardiomyopathy, including dilated, restrictive and hypertrophic. Stem cells help patients with Cardiomyopathy by regenerating heart cells and helping the heart return to normal functionality.
Cardiologists have begun to break the barriers between stem cells and cardiology/cardiopulmonary tissue repair. Stem cells can be used to repair the heart after it has suffered trauma or through deterioration of heart disease.
Neural Degenerative Diseases and Injuries
Spinal cord injuries, which is damage to any portion of the spinal cord or the nerves within the spinal canal. The damage can cause permanent changes to a patient’s strength and other bodily functions, even if the spinal cord is not severed. Stem cells injected in the back can help repair and rejuvenate damaged cells and nerves, potentially providing some improvements to quality of life.