Parkinson’s Disease (PD) targets and damages nerve cells in the brain stem that produce dopamine, which is a messenger essential for communications with different parts of the body. The disease is often associated with the growth of abnormal small objects in neurons called Lewy bodies, which in turn may result in dementia of the same name – Lewy bodies’ dementia. When a PD patient’s brain does not have adequate dopamine, signals from the brain do not reach their destinations, making it increasingly difficult for the affected patients to control their movements or even think as quickly as they once did. Patients may have difficulty sleeping, lose their sense of smell, and develop dementia later in the course of the disease.
The cause of PD is unknown and scientists have yet to discover a cure. Instead, researchers are turning to stem cells to find ways of managing symptoms and slowing the disease’s progression. Parkinson’s disease treatment with stem cells appears to have a definite niche, especially in those who have not responded to standard treatment, and holds the key to benefiting millions of people afflicted worldwide.
How Stem Cell Therapys Work
At Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, all stem cell therapy start by gently removing two ounces of fat from the patient’s waistline, under local anesthesia. We then extract the stem cells and growth factors and trickle them intravenously and, in some cases, into diseased or damaged areas. Adipose tissue generally yields at least a million mesenchymal stem cells per milliliter of fat. This wondrous mixture of stem cells and regenerative proteins has anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory, and reparative properties. Cohorts of stem cells act as grafts and possess the gift of transformation into any of several different types of cell, once injected. These include ligaments, muscle, blood vessels, nerve tissue, and cartilage and bone – to mention but a few. Thus, your adipose cells can be a remedy for any condition.
Removing the fat usually takes a mere 20 minutes, and the entire stem cell processing takes generally less than 90 minutes. The entire treatment session is performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to receive your treatment without stepping into a hospital.
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment with Stem Cells
The purpose of getting stem cells into damaged nerve tissue is to regenerate dopamine-producing neurons and mitigate the condition’s symptoms and reverse deterioration. Replacing lost cells with healthy new ones allows the brain to once more successfully transmit signals across the body, and thus improves the patient’s movements and thought processes. Stem cells are a renewable resource, so Parkinson’s disease treatments with stem cells can be repeated as often as necessary.
Note that while stem cells hold a lot of potential for PD patients, researchers are still perfecting treatments and exploring the positive impact that stem cells have on this debilitating disease. GCSCRMC is constantly staying on the cutting edge to make sure we only provide the latest in stem cell therapy.
If you are interested in receiving Parkinson’s disease treatment with stem cells, fill out the GCSCRMC candidate application.
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