Auto Immune Conditions
Auto immune diseases occur when, in response to an unknown trigger, the immune system starts producing antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues (instead of fighting infection).
Adult stem cells have shown the ability, to reset an abnormal immune system which is the hallmark of the autoimmune diseases.
All the disease and the related symptoms are the consequence of the abnormal immune system.
Stem cell therapy can be a very valuable tool to fight these devastating diseases.
It is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of the brain and spinal cord are damaged. There is a range of symptoms which can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance. MS is a chronic progressive and debilitating condition for which there is no cure.
Immune system antibodies attack and destroy insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Patients with type 1 diabetes will require daily insulin injections. It is more common in children and adolescents. In spite of the daily insulin injections, blood sugar is difficult to control. Type 1 Diabetes is also referred to as "brittle diabetes." Long term complications are commonly seen with involvement of several organs, including the kidneys, eyes, heart, and nervous system.
With stem cell therapy, the hope is to regenerate insulin producing pancreatic cells and thereby reverse the process.
The immune system produces antibodies that attach to the lining of the joints, thereby attacking the joints and causing inflammation, swelling, and pain which can be very debilitating. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the joints with long term sequelle.
There are several oral and injectable medications available, which tend to alleviate the symptoms. However, these treatments are accompanied by undesirable side effects, and do not alter the long term prognosis.
People with lupus can develop antibodies that can attach to tissues throughout the body. Common symptoms include painful and swollen joints, fever, chest pain, swollen lymph nodes, and a red rash which is most commonly seen on the face. Lupus tends to affect several internal organs, including the kidneys, heart, lungs and nervous system.
There is no cure for this chronic disease. Several medications are available, with some alleviation of symptoms.