20 Nov Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is an immune disorder in which the immune system starts targeting the myelin sheath of the neurons present in the brain and the spinal cord. Damage sustained by the myelin sheath of the neurons results in the failure of the communications to take place among the neurons.
The patients of this disease are likely to develop all kinds of physical, psychiatric and mental problems as their disease advances. Currently there is no cure present for treating Multiple Sclerosis. Treatment strategies that are advised only stop the immune system from causing more damage to the myelin sheath and do not help in healing the damage suffered by them.
Advances in medical science has proven that the use of stem cells can prove to be an effective means of treatment for patients of Multiple Sclerosis as they are capable of replacing the damaged myelin sheath of the neurons, thereby, improving the capability of the neurons to communicate with each other.
The Mesenchymal Stem Cells have shown the most promise in this regard. These cells are supposed to have immune regulatory properties which enable them to prevent the immune system from damaging the myelin sheath. Moreover, these cells can also help the body in regeneration of this covering sheath of the neurons as well.
At the present moment, the Mesenchymal Stem Cells are being harvested from umbilical cord tissues donated for research after a healthy birth. There are many advantages of using the umbilical cord tissues for this purpose, the most important of which is that the Mesenchymal Stem Cells harvested from umbilical cords are not rejected by the body in which they are transplanted. The immune system of the patient is not going to consider these stem cells as antigens since they are derived from human umbilical cords.
It is also possible to harvest stem cells from bone marrow or fat to be used for the MS treatment. In short, the use of stem cell therapy for MS is highly possible and starting to catch on due to early beneficial results. More research is currently being performed.
Physician First Choice offers stem cell therapy for many conditions such as MS, autism, COPD, Diabetes and much more. The stem cell clinic serves patients from a broad area, and the doctors are Board Certified.
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