when a foreign invader attacks a flourishing immune system, a natural response is triggered to defend against harm.
With an autoimmune disease condition, the body’s immune system is triggered and attacks its own tissues instead of the intruding virus or bacteria. These diseases often cause degeneration of the patient’s tissues over time, leaving them severely debilitated. Current treatments simply reduce symptoms and attempt at maintaining the body's defense against disease.
Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body. The use of immunosuppressive drugs, such as corticosteroids, are often prescribed. The known side of effects of such prescriptions can include some severe complications, such as infections that are difficult to control.
Some common autoimmune diseases:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties and clinical-trial results thus far give every indication that stem-cell therapy is effective in treating autoimmune diseases. Our stem-cell treatment protocol utilizes a patient’s own stromal vascular fraction cells, rich in mesenchymal stem cells, in order to reset the body’s immune system and diminish symptoms. We are currently enrolling patients in IRB studies to investigate the effect stem-cell treatments can have on moderating the immune system.
There is minimal risk associated with Autologous stem-cell therapy, and there is great potential for increased healing.
Learn more about what is involved in a typical stem-cell therapy appointment.