Anybody with a family member or friend stricken with multiple sclerosis, understands the prolonged devastation synonymous with the degenerative condition.
An influx of fundraisers, research, and awareness initiatives haven't prevented an MS diagnosis from leading to a loss of independence, a curtail into depression, and rapidly worsening symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks myelin, the protective covering of the nerves. Myelin is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses through nerve fibres. Heavy damage causes scare tissue to replace the myelin, disrupting the nerve impulses and breaking down the nerve fibres themselves.
Symptoms include extreme fatigue, lack of coordination, weakness, impaired sensation, vision problems, cognitive impairment, and mood changes. MS patient's nervous systems deteriorate until they are confined to wheelchairs, and their lives end tragically premature.
While there's no cure for multiple sclerosis, there may be an effective way to manage MS symptoms thanks to stem cell research.
A treatment similar to bone marrow transplants used for leukemia known as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), is being used to neutralize the symptoms of multiple sclerosis:
The doctors heading this treatment are making no bones about the fact that this is not a cure for MS.
In fact, if you're wheelchair-bound, HSCT will not help you walk again. However, it will prevent symptoms from worsening, meaning the treatment is best suited for patients in the early -stages of MS.
Researchers from Imperial College London published results from HSCT trials from 25 centers, and out of 281 people, nearly half benefited for as long as five years.
An individual case study detailed a pilot and former marathon runner who was diagnosed with MS in 2009, with rapidly deteriorating conditions. She could barely walk more than a few yards because of the pain in her legs and hips. After the treatments, she was able to return to work. While she won't be able to run marathons again, she regained her independence.
Stem cell therapies aren't a magical cure. But, they use your body's own recuperative powers to aid in the healing process of chronic pain!RegenerVate offers stem cell treatments and PRP injections to treat the symptoms of chronic conditions such as tendonitis, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
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