Cell Therapy Degenerative Diseases

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Autoimmune Diseases
With the more than 100 known autoimmune diseases in existence, much research is being done to reduce the social and economic impact and find viable treatment options. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), autoimmunity is the second leading cause of chronic illness.

COPD/Lung Conditions
Treatment of various lung conditions, including COPD, has shown measurable results. Studies indicate that a particular type of stem cell, mesenchymal stem cells, have the ability to suppress many of the immune system assailants such as macrophages that attack emphysema-ridden lung tissue. Not surprisingly, many people with COPD who have been treated with fat tissue derived stem cells have reported experiencing reductions in shortness of breath and reliance on supplemental oxygen.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Characterized by unusually high levels of sugar glucose in the bloodstream, it is responsible for much of the complications of the disease, including liver disease and stroke. Adult stem cells have been shown to be precursors to embryonic and islet stem cells that produce insulin.

Reversing the chronic effects of lupus have been showing promise through stem cell procedures. Using mesenchymal stem cells, organ function can be improved considerably, and patients have responded favorably over time.

A degenerative joint disease that affects the cartilage, stem cell procedures help regenerate the cartilage and develop new blood vessels, thereby improving function and lessening the pain.

Parkinson's Disease
Replacing the damaged or dead cells through stem cell procedures have been proven to help patients restore functioning. Neurotransplantation procedures inject stem cells into areas of the brain that require dopamine. Patients have shown marked improvement in muscle movement and functioning.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult stem cells injected into the joint areas are being shown to help restore normal functioning. Those who have received treatment for the repair and restoration of their joints are reporting not having to rely on medications for easing the pain.

Evidence is showing that stem cells can repair damage in the brain by the creation of new blood vessels and help reduce inflammation. This helps reduce the death of brain cells.

Multiple Sclerosis
A degenerative disease that involves the deterioration of nerve cells, the procedure works by resetting the patient's immune system through the use of stem cells. This has helped those patients who don't respond to typical drug treatment.

Joint Repair
Stem cell procedures may eliminate the need for joint replacement surgery. Fat-derived stem cell procedures are showing significant results with joint repair. Quality of life is improved through the significant reduction of pain, and the rebuilding of healthy tissues helps restore normal functioning in joint areas.