Neuropathies are characterized by nerve damages.
Peripheral neuropathy refers to a condition when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord are damaged.
Treatments at The Stem Cells Transplant Institute could help improve the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy including:
Peripheral nerves are nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord. The signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy vary according to which nerves are damaged. Peripheral nerve damage can occur in the following areas:
Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults, an erosive and potentially deforming inflammatory arthritis, has been associated with peripheral neuropathy.
Sjogren syndrome, which causes dry eyes and dry mouth, has been associated with hemispheric and spinal cord lesions.
Scleroderma, which causes skin hardening and fibrosis, may lead to peripheral neuropathy and trigeminal neuralgia (cranial neuropathy)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus. The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy is relatively high in patients diagnosed with SLE. In a study of 1533 lupus patients, 207 patients suffered from neuropathy.
Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease that can result in neurological disorders such as peripheral neuropathy.
As peripheral neuropathy affects up to 50% of people without causing any pain, it’s sometimes referred to as “silent neuropathy”. Many people with peripheral neuropathy in their feet are unaware that their feet are numb, increasing the risk of developing foot ulcers and amputation.
Currently, there is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, and available treatments merely address the main symptoms of the disease. Certain prescription medications, such as, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and opioid pain medications can help alleviate the symptoms. In severe cases, however, a combination of medications may be required. These medications can be expensive, and some are associated with addiction and/or serious adverse events.
Mesenchymal stem cells produce:
In 2015, researchers published the results of a study that used autologous stem cells to treat patients with diabetic foot gangrene caused by peripheral neuropathy. The results found stem cell treatment to be safe, and patients experienced less pain in their limbs, less cold sensation, and improved clinical symptoms. The ulcers healed gradually and the patient’s quality of life improved as a result.
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute recommends the use of hUC-MSCs for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Treatment includes:
Our clinic focuses on obtaining healthy stem cells exclusively from umbilical cord blood donors. We collect the placenta once the baby is born, with the parent’s informed consent. Additionally, we follow strict ethical guidelines and collect stem cells from reliable and reputable sources.
Our nursing staff administers the stem cells through an intravenous and intra-pulmonary route. For the most effective outcomes, intravenous administration is preferred.
Our clinic is located in Costa Rica, which is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for stem cell therapy. At the Stem Cells Transplant Institute, we have a skilled team of doctors and medical professionals who collect and administer stem cells to treat autism and other conditions. Every patient receives the most cost-effective and top-notch care from our dedicated team.