Stem Cell Therapy For Neurological Diseases
Currently, many neurological diseases are incurable in the conventional medicine field. Patients with neurological diseases often suffer from paralysis, loss of social interaction functions, and inability to take care of themselves, which is a heavy burden to the whole family. Stem cells possess self-renewal and multidirectional differentiation potential, which makes them an ideal cell source for nerve repair and regeneration. In recent years, stem cell therapy has emerged as a very promising treatment method for those intractable neurological diseases.
The Beneficial Effects Of Stem Cell Therapy On Neurological Diseases
Stem cell therapy has brought new hope to patients with diseases in the nervous system. Stem cells are a type of cells with self-renewal ability and multidirectional differentiation potential. Stem cell therapy for neurological diseases can restore patients’ motor, sensory, urination, and defecation functions to different levels. The patients also had an improvement in their self-care ability as well as their overall quality of life. Stem cell therapy rarely invokes immune rejection. The treatment is safe, free from side effects, and with significant repair/regeneration effects.
Stem cell therapy helps:
Regenerate new neurons
Improve the microcirculation of neurons and glial cells
Reduce the degeneration of nerve cells
Restore nerve cell function
Reduce or eliminate inflammation
Improve the microcirculation of neurons and glial cells
Restoring the transmission capacity of the nerve impulses
Promote angiogenesis and improve blood supply to the brain
Reduce autoimmune attacks
Reduce the recurrence rate of the diseases
Restore patient movement ability and consciousness
Neurological Diseases That Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat
Alzheimer’s disease (senile dementia)
Traumatic brain injury
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Motor neuron disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Spinal cord injury
Hereditary spastic paraplegia
A published statistical analysis paper has shown that 1279 patients with ischemic stroke had their conditions improved after mesenchymal stem cell transplantation. Compared to patients who received conventional drug treatment only, patients had better therapeutical effects if they had mesenchymal stem cell transplantation at the same time. As the progression of the research effort, stem cell transplantation is expected to bring more promising results for patients with neurological diseases.
Learn More About Neurological Diseases
The human nervous system consists of the central and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous systems includes the brain and the spinal cord. The spinal cord extends downwards, and the peripheral nerves originating from the spinal cord are all over the limbs and trunk, which together form a vast network of nerve signaling. On one hand, the information perceived by the whole body is continuously fed back to the brain through the spinal cord, and on the other hand, it also issues the instruction given by the brain to control muscle movements of the whole body.
Neurological diseases refer to an illness that occurs in the central or peripheral nervous system. they are mainly manifested by disturbances of sensation, consciousness, movement, etc., including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, etc. Those diseases often lead to a series of consequences, such as intellectual impairment or limb damage, even death, some patients will remain disabled for life even after treatment.
Risk Factors For Neurological Diseases
The etiology of neurological diseases is complex and diverse, and the risk factors for many diseases are still being explored. It can be caused by the following factors：
External force or trauma
Neural injury during accident, fracture, or damage during surgery or examination.
Nerves pinched by structurally deformed joints or bones that are caused by lesions.
Maintaining a certain posture or engaging in heavy labor for a long time, leads to continuous compression of nerves.
Systemic diseases and infectious factors
Various chronic cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, vascular stenosis, diabetes
Autoimmune diseases: such as lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, vasculitis, etc.
Viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections such as HIV.
Long-term heavy mental stress or excessive fatigue
Liver and kidney function damage: abnormal metabolism in the body, accumulation of toxic waste.
Chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy history
Dietary and environmental factors
Addicted to pickled food, and too much intake of nitrite or other food additives.
Vitamin B12 deficiency or absorption/metabolism disorders.
Chronic alcoholism or smoking (including second-hand smoke)
Injecting or inhaling drugs.
Excessive heavy metal elements in the body.
if someone in the family has the disease, the risk will be significantly higher than in the general population. for example, migraine, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
Malformations or defects in vertebral or cerebrovascular structures during embryonic development. Or Gene mutations lead to abnormal neural structure or cell function.
Clinical Symptoms Of Neurological Diseases
Although different types of neurological diseases have different pathogenic factors and pathogenesis, they ultimately damage the structure and function of nerve tissue. Patients with neurological diseases usually have the following symptoms:
Loss of motor function, inability to control muscles, or muscle weakness
Lack of physical coordination and inability to walk normally
Loss of cold, heat, and tactile sensations, hard to complete delicate and complex movements
Paresthesia, possibly localized tingling, numbness, itching
Blurred mind, memory loss
Difficulty in speech understanding and speaking, or slurred pronunciation
Loss of cognitive abilities, abnormal mental behaviors
Visual or hearing impairment
Advantages Of Stem Cell Treatment For Neurological Diseases
Conventional treatments for neurological disorders include supportive therapy, drug therapy, and surgery. All three conventional treatments can only relieve the patient’s symptoms and do nothing to cure the patient’s disease. In addition, drug treatment will also have various side effects, which will cause secondary damage to the patient’s body. For patients with neurological diseases, there is an urgent need for a cure that can cure neurological diseases, that is, stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy
If treated in the early stage, in the long run, stem cell therapy can eliminate drug dependency and return the patient to a healthy life. After the functional recovery of the nervous system, the patients can perform normal movements with a reduction of pain. This is a long-term effect.
If conducted at a later stage, stem cell therapy can still reduce drug dependency, and in rare cases, you might need several treatment regimens.
The effect of drug therapy is short-term, requiring medication daily, and when the medication is stopped, the symptoms of the disease will resume or even worsen. You will need to take the medicine for the rest of your life.
Curative Treatment or diseases management
Stem cell therapy is a new way to treat neurological diseases, which aims to repair or regenerate damaged nerve cells and tissues, thus helping the nervous system restore a healthy state, and rebuild its function of the nervous system. if treated with stem cells at an early stage, the damages to the nervous system can be reversed, freeing you from supportive devices, drugs, and even surgery.
Conventional methods for the treatment of neurological diseases include supportive therapy, drug therapy, and surgical therapy. Supportive therapy is mainly using an external device to help the patient with self-care ability. Drug therapy is the basic plan for treating neurological diseases. Its purpose of it is to relieve symptoms such as inflammation and pain. Surgical therapy mainly helps patients remove the necrotic tissue.
All three methods can only temporarily relieve the patient’s symptoms but cannot completely cure the disease.
When stem cells repair damaged nerve cells and tissues, your symptoms will gradually ease or disappear, normal movements of the body can be restored, and the dosage of medicines can be gradually reduced. Drug dependence can be completely reversible if stem cell therapy is given at an early stage.
Stem cell experts based on your current level of disease and other comorbidities will design a customized protocol and decide, the number of stem cells, source of stem cells, and cycles of stem cell therapy.
If you choose drug therapy, you will find the dose of the drug gradually increase, and it is difficult to have treatment effects if the dose of medication is not enough, your body may become addicted to some medications, and require larger doses to be effective.
No Side-effects as stem cells are our cells that are used to treat the disease and regenerate lung tissue to regain proper functioning.
Drugs may have side effects on the central nervous system, such as emotional instability, drug addiction, inhibition of central nervous system responses, hallucinations, etc.
Stem cell therapy is performed by stem cell specialists which requires a special laboratory to process the stem cells and the medical set-up to extract and inject the stem cell.
The therapy is going to be injection-based and needs to be performed in a hospital.
It is relatively easy to take medications, but you may need to take them multiple times a day, taking medication for a long time can lead to drug addiction.
How Can Stem Cell Therapy For Neurological Diseases Work
Multidirectional differentiation potential: Stem cells can differentiate into a variety of nerve cells after homing to the lesion area and integrate into the surrounding tissue environment of the nervous system. Stem cells will then replace dead or damaged nerve cells in the body, therefore, repairing the damaged neural networks.
Paracrine effect: Stem cells can secrete a variety of cytokines, including basic fibroblast growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, nerve growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, etc., which have neuroprotection, nutritional support effects, promote damaged tissue repair, and induce regeneration of axons and myelin
Immunomodulatory effect: After stem cells are infused back into the body, they can regulate immune cell function and reduce inflammatory response by reducing the antibody production from B cells, inhibiting the activation of T cells, and suppressing the secretion of cytokines by immune cells, thereby reducing nerve cell damage and necrosis.
SQ1 Stem Cell Services
During the whole treatment process, we’ll provide complete and first-class medical services to you. And to ensure your treatment effect, you can consult your doctor any time after the treatment.