24 May 2019
Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which is thought to be caused by the gradual destruction of cells in the brain that produce dopamine, an important neurotransmitter. Dopamine serves as a chemical messenger, facilitating communication between various parts of the brain that coordinate smooth and balanced muscle movement. When dopamine levels drop, the nerve cells don't function properly and the body loses its ability to control movements.
Symptoms of the disease include muscle rigidity (stiffness), tremors (uncontrolled shaking), and changes in speech, gait (how you walk), posture and balance. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand or stiffness and slowing of movements.
Parkinson's is a chronic and progressive disorder, meaning that the symptoms gradually worsen over time. Currently the cause of Parkinson's is unknown and there is no known way to prevent or cure the disease. Treatment is focused on symptom management to help improve a patient's quality of life and standard treatment options include medications and surgery.
Enough bad news, now for the good news!
Stem cell therapy is effective in a variety of degenerative conditions. Recent clinical data from the Cell Surgical Network, which conducts research on the use of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells to treat various medical conditions, suggests that over 63% of patients with Parkinson's have experienced an improvement in their symptoms after receiving stem cell therapy. This is believed to be as a result of stem cells' ability to repair and regenerate certain tissues and structures in the body. In our clinic, patients have reported significant improvements in the degenerative effects of the disease after receiving stem cell therapy, including improvements in energy levels, range of motion, co-ordination, sleep, writing ability and muscle strength.
If you are battling with symptoms of Parkinson's, stem cell therapy may give you a new lease on life! An alternative to medications and surgery, the procedure takes less than 2 hours and has minimal side effects. Results are apparent within a week and most patients continue to improve gradually over the next few months.
Contact us today for a consultation to discuss the treatment options in detail with our doctor.
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