Although there will be some common understanding of what is meant by ‘quality of life’, people may use the term differently in their private and professional lives. The concept of quality of life has considerable variation in its meaning for people of different age groups and cultural backgrounds as well as gender differences. Some experts define the expression of ‘quality of life’ as the degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction felt by people with various aspects of their lives. The concept might be wide and not easy to put in a few words, but the truth is that the quality of life is important to everyone and is concern with the living standard of all the members of the family.
Today, some medical treatments are designed to cure or control the disease. But there is a spectrum of diseases such as some types of cancer, immune, degenerative and inflammatory diseases like Parkinson´s, brain injury, knee injury, arthritis and many others that have no possibilities of cure. The treatment for this kind of diseases focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica specializes in the use of stem cells therapies, a recent medical trend that has opened up a new world of medical treatments for patients who might have lost their hope. Our mission is to help our patients to actually feel more satisfied with their health status by giving them the possibility to get relief and to recover their functions and independence. We want you to hear a “yes, there is something we can try ” instead of “there is nothing we can do”. We feel really honored to teach you more about the medical possibilities available for you personal situation. The institute counts with legally approved therapies that we want to put at you disposal.
This time, we want to share with you some of the amazing stories of real people who have get involved with Stem Cells therapies and how this treatment have given them another chance at life.
The Cable News Network (CNN) shared last year the story of Sara Hughes, a 24 years old girl who was under experimental stem cell therapy that gave her and to other patients who have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, a new possibility to recover their life.
Sara was diagnosed with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis at 11 months old, in her adolescence the arthritis had progressed to the point that she was desperate and looking for some hope. She was evaluated and treated at the NIH in collaboration with her doctors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her clinical condition was so delicate, that she was bed-bound and spent most of her life hospitalized. She was a 83-pound girl dealing with constant pain, by 2015. Sarah’s medical team predicted that she would die in her early 20s.
“If not for the help of high-dose autologous mesenchymal stem cell therapy, I would not be here today,” Hughes said, adding that she is now “in fairly good health” to share her testimony.
In 2014, Sara Hughes had her first stem cells therapy; she first had the cultured cells at a FDA-regulated biotechnology company, and afterwards the cells were infused back into her. Stem cells strengthen her body and normalize her immune system. She received about 22 infusions over almost two years. Sara had to travel to another country since the procedure was not approved in the United States.
“ It’s hard to believe, in my sick body, I had a wealth of healthy adult stem cells with the ability to so significantly improve my quality of life”, she said.
This next history was published in Medical News Today, In March of 2016, Kristopher Boesen, from California, was involved in a car accident, in this incident he suffered severe trauma to his cervical spine that left him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without assistance, thanks to an experimental stem cell treatment performed at the University of Southern California, he regained the use of his extremities.
Current surgical procedures for spinal cord injury focus on prevent the progression of damage by stabilizing the spine but movements or sensations do not improve in most cases. After Kris learned of a clinical trial testing a novel therapy involving injections of myelin-forming cells of the brain and spinal cord that derive from embryonic stem cells, his motor function improved within 2 weeks of treatment.
Kris received the injection of 10 million stem cells directly into the cervical spinal cord. Within 2 weeks of the treatment, he began to recover some movement in his superior limbs and within 3 months; he regained the ability to do everyday tasks, such as writing, feeding himself, operating and motorized wheelchair.
The story of Sara Hughes and Kristopher Boesen are just two of the many true stories of patients who are experimenting today the benefits of Stem Cells Therapies. In the United States these therapies are still in clinical trial phase, so the therapies are not available for most people, Stem Cells transplant Institute in Costa Rica is specialized in this type of therapies, let us be your advisor and get the best legally approved stem cells therapy for you.