Autoimmune Stem Cell Treatments
What are autoimmune diseases?
The bodies immune system is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. In order for the immune system to function properly, it needs the ability to tell the difference between what's you and what's foreign. When the immune system cannot determine whats you or whats foreign it attacks normal cells by mistake. The result of these misguided attacks on your own body causes the damage we know as autoimmune disease. The body parts that are affected depend on the type of autoimmune disease. There are more than 80 known types.
Examples of autoimmune diseases that have responded to stem cell therapy either in animals or humans include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and lupus.
How can stem cells help treat autoimmune diseases?
Currently, autoimmune conditions are treated with immune suppressive agents such as steroids, methothrexate, cyclosporine, gold, and more recently infliximab (Remicade). Despite inducing temporary improvement, these approaches possess the possibility of long-term adverse effects, as well as need for life-long treatment.
Autoimmune stem cell therapy and treatments have demonstrated to induce profound healing activity in humans and animals with various forms of autoimmune disorders. Besides healing damaged tissues, stem cells have the unique ability to modulate the immune system so as to shut off pathological responses while preserving its ability to fight off disease. Mesenchymal stem cells follow inflammatory signals to inflamed or damaged tissue and start producing anti-inflammatory agents. These mediators act locally and do not suppress the immune response of the patient’s whole body. Additionally, mesenchymal stem cells induce the production of T regulatory cells, a type of immune cell whose function is to protect the body against immunological self-attack. This is important because it is these very cells that fail to do their job of keeping the immune system in line.
Over 23.5 million people in America suffer from autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are also a leading cause of death and disability. Let us help rebuild you with the latest in stem cell treatment options for autoimmune diseases. Simply fill out the form below and a StemGenex Representative will contact you shortly.
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