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:
Engage in a discussion about stem cell therapy and you could find yourself in an emotionally charged situation. Stem cell therapy might be the most controversial topic in medicine today, but the controversy spreads beyond medicine and crosses into political and religious beliefs. Much of the contention is the result of incorrect and misleading information due to personal bias; this has slowed and, in some cases, stopped the critical research necessary to advance this field of medicine.
Juan, a 45 year-old electrician,suffered a 30,000 volt shock when his left arm contacted a high tension power line. The current travelled down the back of his left leg and exited via a 12cmx10cm wound on the dorsal aspect of his left foot leaving the underlying structures exposed. He subsequently fell from the platform and spent 2 months in the hospital.
On January 28 we published an article, “Stem cell therapy found to be safe and effective for the treatment of frailty” in which we reviewed the disorder, frailty, and the potential benefit of stem cell therapy. According to a study published in 2014 the greatest risk factors for developing frailty include:
Rheumatic disease is a medical term used to describe many different diseases that affect the joints, muscles and tissues. Some diseases such as osteoarthritis are a result of wear and tear while other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, are a result of a problem with the immune system. Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatic diseases such as:
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:
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute is partnering with N-BIOTEK, the world leader in stem cell manufacturing and processing. N-BIOTEK, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is the only company in the world that focuses on the entire stem cell processing system from beginning to end;
The International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) promotes excellence in the field of Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine. In more than 25 countries, the organization partners with academic centers and medical schools and assists members with education, publications and certifications. As a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, the ISSCA named Dr. Leslie Mesen, Director for Central America and the Caribbean. In his new role, Dr. Mesen will help the ISSCA to be:
Evaluating the most effective methods of preventing dementia is difficult. By the time a person shows the signs of dementia, the changes to the brain have been taking place for many years. It addition, to slow the progression of dementia, a patient may need to combine several preventative strategies. Developing clinical trials to evaluate the different types of dementia, and all of the possible lifestyle factors that might reduce, or increase, a person’s risk of developing dementia is difficult. There are lifestyle modification recommendations that will help a person live a healthy lifestyle but they have not yet been proven to prevent or slow the progression of dementia. Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica may help improve the symptoms of dementia and potentially slow or reverse the progression of the disease but it is still unclear how a person can stop the disease from developing in the first place.
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica provides stem cell therapy to counter the effects of aging. Your body is made up of millions and millions of cells. As you age, those cells lose the ability to regenerate and repair themselves which, causes your body to change. Your skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity causing wrinkles. Your bones weaken as they become thinner. You lose the ability to maintain and grow muscle. As the cells in your brain die, you begin to lose focus and your memory gets worse. Your immune system is not as strong and you are more susceptible to disease and organ damage. Scientists do not know the exact cause of aging but they do know, the more we expose ourselves to harmful molecules, the more damage we accumulate, and the quicker we age.
Stem cells can slow or reverse the signs of aging, by regenerating and repairing tissue and organs damaged by stress and environmental toxins, improving immune function and reducing inflammation. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute, in Costa Rica, uses adipose derived stem cells to treat the signs and symptoms of aging.
Dementia is not a specific disease, but a medical term used to describe a syndrome, or group of diseases, that affect memory, problem solving, and other cognitive abilities. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 60-80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s disease like many neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains untreatable by current traditional medicine. Alzheimer’s is the result of damaged neurons or nerve cells in the brain. Once the cells in the brain are damaged, they can no longer communicate with other cells resulting in cognitive and bodily dysfunction and ultimately death. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, uses government approved stem cell therapy to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is a medical term used to describe a group of chronic, inflammatory lung diseases including: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and bronchiectasis. Conventional therapies include; a combination of pharmaceutical drugs including inhaled corticosteroids, lifestyle changes, oxygen and as a last resort, surgery. Conventional therapies can help alleviate some symptoms of COPD but they do not stop the progression of the disease nor are they curative. The experienced practitioners at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute believe stem cell therapy is a safe and effective alternative to traditional pharmaceutical therapy including inhaled corticosteroids.
The International Diabetes Federation, in partnership with the pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk, is conducting the first global online survey of patients living with type 2 diabetes, to evaluate their awareness and knowledge of cardiovascular risk.
Approximately 425 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation. According to the World Health Organization, in 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a challenging disease to treat but stem cell therapy offers hope to the millions of people living with diabetes. Stem cell research in North America has been slow to advance, but globally a large number of new studies are published each year.
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, occurs when the cartilage between the joints breaks down, leading to stiffness, swelling and pain. Although current treatment options can help manage the pain, there is no cure and over time the symptoms continue to worsen. Stem cells, produced by the body, are natural anti-inflammatories which can help improve the pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis.
Medical research has shown stem cells have enormous potential to keep us healthy and aid in healing. Millions of back pain sufferers can finally find pain relief with stem cell treatment. A local injection of stem cells could become the crucial tool for eliminating the use of opioids, the standard of care that is currently killing thousands of patients.
Stem Cell Implants Make Fresh Neurons in the Brain
Researchers and scientists have slowed down the aging process by using stem cells; stem cells may offer us a new way to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan.
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica wants to keep our patients informed by sharing with you the latest news and advances in regenerative medicine. This article will review how scientists are using stem cells to extend and improve life.
Type 1 Diabetes is a common life-long condition and globally the number of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is increasing. For patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes it means living with daily insulin injections and a high risk of long-term health problems as a result.
After an un-common genetic condition destroyed nearly 80 percent of a child’s skin, doctors believed the boy would die. Fortunately, stem cell treatment saved his life. Do you want to know how stem cell and gene therapy saved this little boy’s life?