13 May Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases
Millions of Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. These are conditions in which the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells. There is no cure for most autoimmune diseases. The damage to healthy cells can cause pain, discomfort, immobility, and irreversible changes in the body.
The current treatment option for most autoimmune diseases is steroid-based medication. Patients have to often deal with the side effects of medications, in addition to their symptoms. Fortunately, regenerative medicine has shown promise in the treatment of autoimmune disease-related symptoms.
How do Stem Cells Work?
Stem cell therapies and regenerative treatments can target damaged tissue and trigger regeneration of healthy cells to alleviate symptoms and even reverse tissue damage caused by autoimmune diseases. Adult Stem Cells also possess the potential to reset the immune system and restore the body to its natural state of balance. Adult stem cells can be harvested from the patient’s own fat or adipose tissue.
Stem cells can reduce inflammation and pain, and improve cell-to-cell communication to improve autoimmune diseases’ management.
Stem cell treatments are a new ray of hope for autoimmune disease patients whose daily lives are impacted by the disease and the side effects of medications used to manage their symptoms.