Present conventional therapies and treatments in medicine do not provide any cure for patients paralyzed due to diseases, paralysis and injuries to the nerves. Most patients are resigned to a life confined to wheelchairs and disabilities in the aftermath of injuries due to road traffic accidents and strokes.
Stem cell therapies have shown some promise in providing treatments that may help these patients recover fully and help them resume their normal lives. More and more clinical trials and researchers are seeing that after injecting patients with stem cells in stroke affected areas, patients start to show improvement in their symptoms. These researchers claim the improvement to be remarkable thus bringing hope to doctors and patients alike in bringing about true difference in care.
Stem cells are specialized cells which hold the potential to repair areas of the body where damage has taken place by replacing the damaged cells with new functioning ones. Since the brain is one of the most complex organs of the body, previous treatments were very limited in improving a patients’ conditions and outcomes. Now, stem cells can help people who are suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. University studies carried out under strict controls are showing improvement in cognition, muscle mass, coordination and memory among these patients.
So what happens and how do these stem cells repair the brain cells? Stem cells essentially take the brain back to its stage of infancy, when the cells are young and have not learnt anything, and still hold potential to differentiate and become any type of cell they are told to become. When there is an injury in the tissue, the damaged cells give out certain chemicals to tell us the kind of injury that took place. These chemicals trigger cells around them to respond accordingly thus starting the healing process. However, the healing process is very limited in the nervous system of our body.
Stem cells hold the potential to differentiate according to the need of the damaged tissue area and in this way make those cells needed to repair the damage and restore function. These cells are then interconnected with other cells to become part of the nervous system again. This is how body functions start to improve in such patients. The person may start noticing a recovery in sensation in the paralyzed area, may start to use his or her limb and gradually see its strength returning. Through additional therapies such as physiotherapy etc. the function is further improved and patient recovery is attained.
Global Stem Cells has been successfully providing treatments for patients suffering from conditions presently untreatable by conventional medicine. We have many successful cases, with reported improvements in performance and restoration of body functions after suffering from debilitating conditions such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, optic nerve or eye diseases etc.
Stem cells are of different types; however the most common ones in use are the mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells help the body regulate its response to injury. In case of nerve injuries, there is much swelling in the areas around the nerves. The mesenchymal cells not only help rebuild and repair cells but also help reduce swelling and inflammation, a natural process that affects the repair of the nerve cells.
Contact Global Stem Cells to hear about our success stories and read testimonials on how these treatments are benefiting our patients get back to their normal life routines.