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Critical Limb Ischemia

Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Critical Limb Ischemia

Critical Limb Ischemia otherwise referred to as CLI, is a very serious condition. A serious consequence of peripheral arterial disease, CLI can cause chronic pain and wounds that could eventually require amputation. CLI can be difficult to treat – only half of the people diagnosed are eligible for revascularization at the time of diagnosis. This leaves a wide swath of people with few options. Fortunately, stem cell therapy is a viable option for many people. At the Stem Cell Transplant Institute, we use stem cell therapy to treat CLI and its consequences. Risk Factors Associated with CLI CLI and Peripheral Arterial Disease are related to cardiovascular disease. This means that the same things that cause cardiovascular disease also cause CLI. Risk factors include age, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking and a poor diet, can also lead to CLI. Specific diseases associated with CLI include

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