ProgenCell Has Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis With Stem Cell Therapy
Just because you're getting older doesn't mean that you "have to deal with"
the aches and pains that let you know that you're not as young as you used to be. Arthritis is one of the most common, and debilitating, conditions that afflict people as they age, but you don't have to be 60 or 70 years of age to feel the aches and pains of arthritis. You can start feeling the aches and pains of arthritis as early as your 20s.
Contrary to popular opinion, arthritis is not a "normal" part of the aging process. A gradual wearing down of cartilage between bone joints causes arthritis. Ends of bone can rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness. Arthritis may also occur as reduced amount of cushioning between the joints (most especially the knee, ankle, hip and spine) may limit pain-free range of motion and mobility. One of the most common symptoms of arthritis is aching stiffness in the morning or after long periods of immobility.
"Dealing" with Arthritis
When diagnosed with arthritis (and there are dozens of different forms), doctors often prescribe pain relieving medication (analgesics) and anti-inflammatory medications. These medications don't help the condition, but help reduce the symptoms (stiffness, aching, throbbing, etc.). Medications literally offer a Band-Aid to deal with arthritis.
Different approaches, medications, and therapies are utilized by modern medicine to combat the reduced range of motion, immobility, as well as pain caused by arthritic conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis is especially debilitating, and can literally deform joints (most often the fingers) and make many typical daily activities painful and difficult.
Modern Approaches to Arthritis Treatments
Arthritis causes inflammation of the joints. The term "itis" means inflammation. Inflammation is often caused by autoimmune responses in the body. For example, all forms of arthritis are classified as an autoimmune rheumatic disease process. Therefore, stem cell therapy researchers and immunologists have focused on ways to help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for those diagnosed with numerous forms of
ProgenCell Leads the Way
ProgenCell was founded in the year 2008, and has utilized stem cell therapies to treat their arthritic patients for years. Dr. Jorge Gaviño and Dr. Luis Romero were among the first to treat arthritis of the knee with hematopoietic stem cells. Hematopoietic stem cells are also known as multipotent stem cells, which means they can be "instructed" or "encouraged" to grow into a desired type of cell (skin, cardiac, muscle, etc.). Hematopoietic stem cells are found in adult bone marrow. Removed from the femur, pelvis, sternum or ribs, a matter to poetic stem cells are self-renewing. One of the most common uses of hematopoietic stem cell technologies today is in bone marrow transplants.
Dr. Gaviño states, "The sooner we start therapy, the better prognosis for the patient." Patients should keep in mind that damage caused by arthritis can't be reversed, but you can slow, and sometimes even halt the progress of the disease through stem cell therapies.
ProgenCell is located in Mexico, and offers a multidisciplinary approach to chronic disease as well as degenerative disease processes, including but not limited to arthritis and other autoimmune conditions, internal medicine, orthopedics, cardiology and neurology.
For more information about arthritis, treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, or stem cell treatment, therapies, or procedures in general, visit, an international medical provider and resource based in Denver, Colorado.
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2012-10-28 Articles/Press Releases