Earlier Detection Could Mean Earlier Treatment for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The disease is characterized by a progressive loss of muscle control leading to bradykinesia (slow movement), rigidity, resting tremor, and postural instability.  As symptoms worsen, it may be difficult to walk, talk, and perform simple tasks. Non-motor symptoms can include; anxiety, depression, psychosis, and dementia.

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What is Glutathione and How do I Pronounce it?

Glutathione, pronounced (gloota-thigh-own), is a molecule produced by your body that acts as a critical antioxidant, ridding your body of free radicals. Research has shown free radicals can damage your body’s cells and lead to aging and illness. Glutathione helps maintain cellular health, controls inflammation, and keeps the immune system functioning optimally, preventing illness. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute uses Glutathione to help maximize the efficacy of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells.

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Stem Cell Treatment: Choosing a Qualified Specialist

Your choice for regenerative medicine and stem cell treatment has the potential to change your life. Stem cell therapy can improve your quality of life by offering relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, difficult to heal injuries, and certain chronic conditions. However, all procedures have some risk, even under the safest conditions. You have to consider what can potentially go wrong and use that information to help you pick the most qualified clinic and physician.

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Type 2 Diabetes: Are you at risk?

Diabetes is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because it can progress slowly and without warning. It is a common condition worldwide, but because the symptoms may present slowly or not at all, many people are not aware they have it. Once they are diagnosed, patients may still not be concerned about the disease because their symptoms are mild; however, hyperglycemia, or high levels of blood sugar, damages the blood vessels in the kidneys, heart, eyes and nervous system leading to heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, kidney failure, and blindness.

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By the Year 2030 1.2 Million Americans May be Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by a progressive loss of muscle control leading to slow movements (bradykinesia), rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. As symptoms worsen it may be difficult to walk, talk, and perform simple daily tasks. Non-motor symptoms can include; anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia.

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Three Clinical Trials Show Stem Cell Therapy to be a Beneficial Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The May supplement issue of, Cytotherapy;The Journal of Cell Therapy, published the results of research presented at this year’s Annual International Stem Cell Treatment (ISCT) conference in Montreal, Canada. Researchers, from different institutions, presented the results of three separate trials showing stem cell therapy improved the pain and symptoms caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. Below is a summary of each of trial.

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Muscle Loss is Independent Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and by the year 2020, experts believe it will be the third leading cause of death. Patients with COPD frequently suffer from muscle wasting, a medical condition that occurs when the muscle tissue in the arms and legs atrophies. Peripheral muscle loss and muscle dysfunction is an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality.

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Systemic Inflammation in Your 40’s and 50’s may Lead to Frailty in Your 70’s and 80’s

Frailty is a geriatric syndrome associated with poor health outcomes. Patients suffering from frailty syndrome are at an increased risk for falls, disability, hospitalizations, chronic disease, and death. These patients are vulnerable to a large number of adverse events. Stem cell clinics like the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica are using stem cell therapy to treat inflammatory diseases such as frailty.

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STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: STAY YOUNG & HEALTHY!

Dr. Leslie Mesen and the Stem Cells Transplant Institute were recently featured in Wellness Magazine, Austria’s biggest premium health magazine. The article “Stem Cell Transplantation: Stay Young & Healthy” was made available to readers in May while the printed article will be available in the June issue. For the benefit of our English and Spanish speaking readers, below is the translated article.

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Low Levels of Vitamin D May Increase your Risk of Developing Diabetes

Scientists found that people considered vitamin D deficient were at five times greater risk of developing type II diabetes. Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a serious, chronic, metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and lack of insulin. Serious complications caused by type 2 diabetes include, organ damage, heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.

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Eating Breakfast Late May Increase the Risk of Obesity for Patients with Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting more than 400 million people worldwide. Type II diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how glucose is metabolized; initially a person with type 2 diabetes will still produce insulin, but his or her cells no longer use the insulin correctly, resulting in spiked blood sugar levels. A person diagnosed with type II diabetes needs to carefully monitor their diet, however, a new study shows they may also need to carefully monitor when they eat.

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Large study shows concussions lead to increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

The results of a study evaluating more than 300,000 U.S. military veterans showed even a mild a concussion resulting in a loss of consciousness increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease.  Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), commonly referred to as concussions, led to a 56% increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The study also showed that when the brain trauma was more severe, the risk of developing Parkinson’s was even higher; for those participants that suffered from a moderate or severe brain injury the increased risk was 83%.

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

CNN reports at least 700 patients have died after using Parkinson’s drug to treat disease related psychosis

On April 9, CNN reported hundreds of patients have died while taking the drug Nuplazid, a drug meant to control Parkinson’s disease psychosis. According to the CNN story, hundreds of patients have died while a significant number of other patients are not receiving any benefit from the drug.

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Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Increases Risk of Developing Other Autoimmune Diseases

Recent studies show; (1) Onset of type 1 diabetes is equally likely to occur after age 30 as prior to age 30 and, (2) the risk of developing one or more additional autoimmune diseases increases with age of onset of type 1 diabetes. The results of these studies are significant because patients that present with type 1 diabetes after the age of 30 may be misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes and typically do not receive insulin, the necessary treatment for type 1 diabetes. Additionally, patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after the age of 30, are at an increased risk of developing one or more additional autoimmune diseases.

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The Chronic Pain from Osteoarthritis Can Lead to Depression

A group of researchers from Japan recently published the results of their study examining the effects of knee pain on depression and quality of life. Osteoarthritis can be a debilitating disease but few studies have looked at the relationship between knee pain and depression. According to the National Institute of Health, osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States affecting approximately 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60; impacting their quality of life and ability to care for themselves.

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12 Warning Signs of Diabetes

Each year diabetes kills approximately 80,000 people in the United States and in 2017, the American Diabetes Association estimated that 7.2 million Americans have diabetes but don’t know it. Diabetes is one of the diseases called a “silent killer” because it can develop without obvious signs so it is important to know what the early warning signs are.

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