Conditions We Treat with Stem Cell Therapy

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Autoimmune Diseases

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that occurs when your body attacks its own tissue and organs. Lupus can affect your joints, organs, skin and blood. Stem cells may help patients with Lupus by decreasing inflammation and repairing damaged tissue.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects the joints and other parts of the body. RA can also damage eyes, skin, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Stem cells may help patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by drastically decreasing harmful inflammation.

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.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that leads to inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While the disease is most commonly found in the small intestine, it can be found in a part of the GI tract. Crohn’s disease can also affect the eyes, skin and joints of the body. Stem cells can assist patients with Crohn’s disease by decreasing inflammation and relieving symptoms of the disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a term that describes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two most common inflammatory bowel diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Stem cells can help with IBD by decreasing inflammation and relieving symptoms.

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.

Cirrhosis is a stage of scarring on the liver due to a variety of things such as alcoholism and hepatitis. Every time the liver is damaged, it recovers by repairing itself. This leaves scar tissue. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver is too scarred to perform normal functions. Stem cells can help with Cirrhosis by regenerating cells in need, decreasing inflammation and rejuvenating liver tissue.
Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder in which the body overproduces thyroid hormones leading to hyperthyroidism. It is most common in women over the age of 40. Stem cells can help treat Grave’s disease by regenerating the thyroid to function normally.

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..

Stem cells help regenerate tissue and correct faulty systems in the body through regeneration. This means in the realm of pain management and wound healing, stem cell therapy is the obvious solution and potential is limitless. This can mean tendon repair in a faulty joint or regenerating tissue to cover wounds.

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.

Lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system of the body. This includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and bone marrow. There are two types, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Stem cells can help with Lymphoma by regenerating and rejuvenating lymphoid tissue.

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.

Retinal hemorrhage is a disorder in which bleeding occurs in the retina. The can occur in conjunction with a detached retina. Stem cells can help alleviate the damage caused by Retinal Micro-hemorrhage by regenerating new cells and repairing damaged blood vessels.
When the cornea – or the clear protective outer layer of the eye – is damaged, this can cause scars that affect vision moving forward. Stem cells can help repair and regenerate tissue to fix the scar tissue and return vision to normal.

Other Metabolic Disorders

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that causes the body to not use the insulin that the body produces. This affects how the body handles glucose in the blood. There are many ways that people get Type II Diabetes, but the most common reason is that the person is overweight. Stem cells can help with Type II diabetes by regenerating and repairing the way the body delivers insulin.

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.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is accompanied by pain throughout the body, as well as problems with fatigue, sleep, mood and memory. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than men. Stem cells can help people with Fibromyalgia because the cells can help decrease inflammation and relieve serious pain.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder in which the person suffers from extreme fatigue, but there is no explanation as to why. Stem cells can combat Chronic Fatigue since regeneration and rejuvenation of cells will lead to increased energy. This will dramatically improve the person’s quality of life.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a common medical condition in which the pressure of the blood against the artery walls can lead to long-term problems, such as heart disease. Stem cells can help with Hypertension by regenerating heart and artery wall cells.

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.

Cardiopulmonary

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart is not pumping enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Long-term congestive heart failure can leave the heart too weak to meet pumping needs. Stem cells may help patients with Congestive Heart Failure, as the stem cells can help regenerate the heart cells and strengthen the heart for more effective pumping.

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.

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is permanent damage that is caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart. Plaque deposits build up in the arteries. When this plaque breaks, a blood clot forms and totally blocks the artery to the heart. Stem cells can help repair post heart attack hearts by regenerating new heart cells and repairing old heart cells.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow into the lungs. This chronic condition is accompanied by difficulty breathing, chronic cough, increase of mucus in the lungs and wheezing.  Stem cells help patients with COPD by regenerating the cells that make up the airways in the lungs.

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

This progressive disorder attacks the nervous system and affects the patient’s movement. Parkinson’s usually begins with small tics or tremors that continue to deteriorate over time. Stem cells used to treat Parkinson’s can help repair nerve tissue and replenish the body’s dopamine.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that eliminates memory and cripples brain function. It usually starts out with slight confusion or small memory issues, but over time they will forget people they know well and behavior/personality can change. Stem cells could possible help rebuild and repair brain cells to return to normal functionality.

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.

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is reduced, constricted or interrupted, causing the brain to die in minutes. Strokes can lead to brain damage. Stem cells introduced to a stroke victim’s brain may help repair and rebuild dead or injured cells.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that covers the joints begins to wear. The most common places for osteoarthritis include the hip, spine, hands and knees. Stem cells are treating people with osteoarthritis by repairing the damaged tissue and returning function to the affected joint.
When any damage occurs in joint tissue, stem cells can help. When introduced to the damaged area, the cells begin the body’s natural healing process by repairing cells that are damaged.
Ligaments are just like any other tissue, when they become damaged – either playing sports or not – they are difficult to repair. However, stem cells introduced to the body can replace invasive surgery in some instances. Because cartilage has no blood supply, if left untreated it can lead to more serious conditions like Osteoarthritis. Sometimes, stem cells can even prevent a total replacement, such as in the shoulder.

Other Uses

Stem cells act as an anti-aging agent in the body. They are attracted to troubled areas and can become any cell type in the body. This applies to skin as well. Using regenerative medicine – either stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – to treat skin care allows the skin to repair itself and look young and smooth again.
People who lose their hair have very few effective treatment options. However, with the discovery and implementation of regenerative medicine, Stem cells and PRP can be used to help rejuvenate and repair dead hair follicles, allowing hair to grow again.