Autoimmune diseases occur when some of our antibodies attack, for some reason, more or less known, our bodies. In other words, instead of attacking the microbes, viruses and other foreign particles in the body, these confused antibodies attack their own cells in organs, skin, nerve cells etc.
Although there is little known about the causes of these diseases, it seems that an unhealthy diet, stress and free radicals are the main guilty factors.
Depending on the type of antibodies that get damaged, the immune system of a patient with an autoimmune disease attacks a particular organ, tissue and specific cells.
Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis (chronic thyroiditis), Graves' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, scleroderma and lupus are just a few of the most common autoimmune diseases, the number of these diseases is much higher in total (about 80 known autoimmune diseases).
Nowadays, autoimmune diseases are treated with immune suppressive agents like methothrexate, steroids, gold, infliximab (more recently), or cyclosporine. These approaches bring temporary improvement, but they have several disadvantages such as possible long-term adverse effects as well as the need for a life-long treatment.
However, currently, advances in medical research and new treatments are able to give hope to those suffering by autoimmune diseases.
The stem cell therapy is able to improve the damaged tissues, having the unique capability to modulate the immune system in such manner as to block out the pathological responses while keeping its ability to fight off the autoimmune disease. As with any stem cell therapy, improvements differ from a patient to another and can’t be guaranteed.
As each medical case is different, the medical team will examine every patient and recommend a personalized stem cell therapy plan.
Until now, scientific research into stem cells has determined several sources and types of stem cells. The most commonly used and studied stem cell therapies at the moment involve the use of:
The course therapies or treatments that utilize stem cell research and technology has a cost established by geographic location of treatment facilities and by the stage of the autoimmune disease being treated. Medical tourists are recommended to research stem cell therapy, protocols and treatments and to examine the case studies and history in foreign destinations. See here an approximate price of the stem cell therapy for Autoimmune Diseases. Contact us for more details.
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