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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Trials vs. Best Current Medication

Introduction Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Current treatment is expensive and limited, but new research is being done every day. One promising trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) compares stem cell experimental therapies to current treatments. Multiple Sclerosis Overview Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. This means that the body attacks its own nervous cells, causing them to degenerate. It affects women more than men, Caucasian people more than other races, and people in hotter climates than colder climates. Symptoms include motor and sensory disturbances like blurred vision, difficulty walking, numbness and tingling, bowel and bladder issues, and mental changes. MS comes in 3 varieties: relapsing-remitting, secondary-progressive, and primary- progressive. In relapsing-remitting, the symptoms may appear for weeks or months and then resolve, repeating this pattern. Primary-progressive is when the

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects many people in different ways. Its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment are all complicated. Scientists believe the disease is caused by a variety of factors. To understand the best diagnosis and treatment is important to understand the cause and symptoms of the disease. What is Multiple Sclerosis and what causes it? Multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a chronic, degenerative immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Scientists are not entirely sure of the exact cause. It is characterized by the inflammation, demyelination, and axonal degeneration of the central nervous system. The prevailing theory is that some trigger activates T-lymphocytes, an important cell type in the immune system. This then activates inflammatory processes, causing demyelination of some axons. This then results in the loss of axons, scarring, and inadequate healing of the central nervous system. While they are not certain

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Causes

For many patients, multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that they live with but of which they understand very little. It is a chronic disease that has a variety of symptoms that are unique to the individual. The exact origin is not well understood, but scientists believe the disease is caused by a variety of factors. New research into the subject has revealed new insights into the cause, such as location, vitamins, and microbiota. Health professionals hope that this new insight will help find new avenues of treatment. Multiple Sclerosis Overview Multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, is a chronic, degenerative immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is characterized by the inflammation, demyelination, and axonal degeneration of the CNS. Women are twice as commonly affected as men, most often between the ages of 20 to 40 years old. People in warmer climates are more likely to

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Multiple Sclerosis

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplants in Multiple Sclerosis

The Nervous System The body is filled with billions of nerves. Some of them travel from the brain, to muscles and skin, and then back again to the brain. Some of the nerves are covered in a myelin sheath. Myelin is a mixture of proteins and other compounds. It forms a kind of insulation around the nerve. This causes the information conducted through the nerves to travel faster. Without a myelin sheath, the information travels very slowly, or not at all. This can result in changes in vision, difficulty moving, weakness, or numbness. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. The exact cause is not confirmed, but the prevailing theory is that one’s immune cells become activated for an unknown reason, begin attacking the myelin sheath, and eventually form scar tissue in the nervous system. This occurs most commonly in the brain

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Multiple Sclerosis

New Clinical Trials Supports Results of Previous Studies Showing Stem Cell Therapy to be a Safe and Effective Treatment for Patients with MS

A clinical trial published in January of this year, supported the results of previous studies, showing stem cell therapy to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis. Traditional, disease modifying treatment is able to reduce flare-ups and slow the progression of MS, however, this type of treatment in unable to repair the damage that has already occurred. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute recommends the use of stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Summary of Study #1: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00273364 The first randomized clinical trial, published in JAMA, January 2019 showed stem cell therapy to be significantly better than current disease-modifying therapy for patients with active relapsing-remitting MS. Researchers, at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, enrolled 110 patients between September 2005 and July 2016. To qualify, Pptients had to have relapsing-remitting MS, at least 2

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Multiple Sclerosis

Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, First Line Therapy in “Aggressive’ MS

The evidence keeps growing; autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a safe and effective treatment for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Most recently, data presented in October, 2018 at the 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Berlin, Germany, showed autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) was a safe and highly effective treatment in patients with ‘aggressive’ multiple sclerosis. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

A Healthy Diet May Lower the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers in Australia have found a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry may lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic, immune-mediated disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Pilates may Improve Mobility in Patients Diagnosed with MS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a chronic, immune-mediated disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves). Muscle weakness, spasticity, fatigue and a loss of coordination can lead to a progressive worsening of mobility and impair a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cell Therapy for MS: 5-year results from the HALT-MS clinical trial

In our March 23rd article, ”Stem Cell Transplants Could Provide Long-Term Remission for Patients with MS” we shared the positive 3 year results of stem cell transplant in patients with remitting-relapsing MS. In this article, we will share with you the results from a 5 year trial sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cell Transplants Could Provide Long-Term Remission for Patients with MS

An international clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of stem cells for the treatment of MS showed stem cell transplantation could halt the progression, improve symptoms of the disease and reduce disability for patients with remitting-relapsing MS. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Stem Cell Therapy may Increase Muscle Strength for Patients with Progressive MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system.  The disease is characterized by recurrent episodes of focal inflammatory demyelination resulting in neurological symptoms. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has identified four disease categories to help distinguish the differences between how the disease presents in patients. The four types of MS are: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Have you been diagnosed with MS but have trouble exercising? Aspirin might help.

Many studies have been conducted to evaluate if exercise can help slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. An analysis of the different studies could not establish clearly if exercise slowed the progression of the disease but it is clear that exercise is helpful for managing several of the symptoms of MS. In addition to improving cognitive function and a person’s mood, exercise can prevent a person diagnosed with MS from developing issues related to a sedentary lifestyle including1: Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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Multiple Sclerosis: Stem Cells Treatment, Trials, Treatment Centers, Costa Rica

There are many clinical trials in progress around the world using stem cells as a treatment for different diseases including multiple sclerosis. Recent results, in an important clinical trial, provide evidence that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation can induce sustained remission of the disease. In addition, research from multiple research organizations over the last decade has led to the conclusion that stem cell transplantation is the most promising treatment modality not only to prevent secondary complications but also to improve neurological damage. Note: Despite all advances in stem cells research and the application of these therapies in many countries all over the world, stem cells therapies are not legally approved yet in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Jacksonville, Seattle, Houston, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Miami, Beverly Hills and other US cities. However, stem cell treatments are legal in Costa Rica.

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