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Stem Cell Therapy For Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Stem Cell Therapy For Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system. When this happens important parts of the nervous system like the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve are in discord and are unable to “talk” to each other. With multiple sclerosis, symptoms like weakness, tingling or numbness in your limbs, trouble speaking, chronic pain, depression, and vision loss are common.

While there is currently no cure for MS, there are a number of medications that can be used to improve the symptoms of the disease. Top on the list is the stem cell therapy treatment that can slow down the progression of the disease.

Uses of stem cell

Stem cells are types of cells that can turn into any other specific cell in the adult body. These cells are very important, as they help the body develop the variety of cells that it needs. However, they have other functions for which they’re fast becoming popular, especially in regenerative medicine.

●      Repairing

For one, stem cells help the body repair itself by replacing the cells that the body loses through different processes of wear and tear, injury, or disease.

●      Self-renewing

Also, stem cells have the ability to self-renew and create unlimited amounts of new cells of the same type. When this happens, the new cells can be used to treat a number of medical conditions. New healthy cells can be used to replace the already damaged ones existing in the body.

This use is one of the major reasons why stem cell treatment is used for a number of medical conditions. Stem cells can be used to treat immune system disorders, blood disorders, and metabolic disorders.

Stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

For MS, medical professionals will carry out stem cell transplants to take out the damaged cells and replace them with healthy stem cells in the patient’s body through autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

An autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) will wipe out the patient’s immune system and regrow it using the new hematopoietic stem cells. These stem cells can develop into all types of blood cells, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

What this method of therapy does is destroy the dysfunctional immune system that is causing the symptoms of MS and replace it with an immune system that works normally.

For this destruction of the dysfunctional immune system to happen, the patient will receive cytotoxic therapy, which typically comes in the form of chemotherapy. The immunoablative therapeutic antibodies from the chemotherapy will help remove and destroy the immune system’s cells.

HSCT is effective in stopping inflammatory MS and in helping improve neurological disability in people with MS. A medical professional can use cytotoxic drugs to destroy the dysfunctional immune system before injecting the new stem cells. This can help reduce MS symptoms and help elongate the patient’s life.

If you are in need of stem cell therapy in Phoenix Arizona, reach out to (844) GET-STEM today.

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