Stem Cell Therapy For Other Conditions

Last Updated on: 9th July 2024, 01:25 pm

Why doesn’t my condition have its own page?

Our list of treatable conditions is based on the conditions we treat most commonly (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, etc). This does not mean that we are not prepared to treat your condition as well. Conditions that we treat include but are not limited to:

Condition

How Stem Cell Treatment can Help

Adrenoleukodystrophy Stem cell treatment offers potential benefits for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) by replacing defective cells with healthy ones, thereby potentially halting disease progression and improving neurological function. A study by Eichler et al. (2017) demonstrated that gene therapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cells can effectively slow the progression of cerebral ALD.
Alzheimer’s Disease Stem cell therapy may help treat Alzheimer’s disease by replacing damaged neurons and promoting the release of neurotrophic factors, which support neuron survival and function. A study published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2014) showed that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce amyloid-beta plaques and improve cognitive functions in animal models.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Stem cell treatment may benefit ALS patients by protecting motor neurons and reducing inflammation. Research by Glass et al. (2016) in “Neurology” indicated that stem cell transplantation could slow disease progression and improve motor function in ALS patients.
Arthritis / Osteoarthritis MSCs can aid in arthritis treatment by regenerating damaged cartilage, reducing inflammation, and modulating the immune response. A study in the Journal of Translational Medicine (2019) reported that intra-articular injection of MSCs significantly reduced pain and improved joint function in osteoarthritis patients.
Cartilage Repair Stem cell therapy can promote cartilage repair by differentiating into chondrocytes and producing extracellular matrix. A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (2014) demonstrated that stem cell injections improved cartilage quality and reduced symptoms in patients with knee cartilage defects.
Cerebral Hemorrhage (sequela) Stem cells may help in the recovery from cerebral hemorrhage by promoting neurogenesis, reducing inflammation, and enhancing angiogenesis. Research in Stroke (2016) showed that stem cell therapy improved neurological function and reduced brain damage in animal models of cerebral hemorrhage.
Critical Limb Ischemia Stem cell treatment can improve blood flow and promote tissue regeneration in critical limb ischemia. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013) found that autologous stem cell therapy significantly improved limb salvage rates and reduced amputation risk.
Covid-19 MSCs have shown promise in treating severe Covid-19 by modulating the immune response and reducing cytokine storm effects. A study in Aging and Disease (2020) reported that MSC therapy improved recovery and reduced mortality in critically ill Covid-19 patients.
Crohn’s Disease Stem cell therapy may benefit Crohn’s disease by promoting mucosal healing and reducing inflammation. Research published in The Lancet (2016) showed that stem cell transplantation led to sustained remission in refractory Crohn’s disease patients.
Diabetes Type 1 Stem cells can potentially regenerate insulin-producing beta cells in Type 1 diabetes, improving glycemic control. A study in Diabetes Care (2014) demonstrated that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation led to long-term insulin independence in Type 1 diabetes patients.
Diabetes Type 2 Stem cell therapy may help Type 2 diabetes by enhancing insulin sensitivity and promoting beta-cell regeneration. A study in Stem Cell Research & Therapy (2017) showed that MSC transplantation improved glucose control and reduced insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes patients.
Diabetic Retinopathy Stem cells may help treat diabetic retinopathy by regenerating damaged retinal cells and improving vascular health. Research in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (2014) showed that stem cell therapy improved retinal structure and function in animal models of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic Foot Stem cell therapy can promote wound healing and improve vascularization in diabetic foot ulcers. A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (2014) reported that stem cell treatment significantly improved healing rates and reduced amputation risk in diabetic foot patients.
Down Syndrome Stem cell therapy may help improve cognitive function and reduce neurodegeneration in Down syndrome. Research in Cell Transplantation (2013) showed that stem cell treatment improved learning and memory in animal models of Down syndrome.
Encephalo Dysplasia Stem cells can potentially aid in the treatment of encephalo dysplasia by promoting neurogenesis and reducing inflammation. A study in Brain Research (2016) demonstrated that stem cell therapy improved neurological function in animal models of encephalo dysplasia.
Encephalomyelitis Stem cell therapy may help treat encephalomyelitis by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair. Research in Journal of Neuroinflammation (2017) showed that stem cell treatment improved neurological outcomes and reduced inflammatory markers in animal models of encephalomyelitis.
Glaucoma Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged optic nerve cells and improve vision in glaucoma. A study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2016) reported that stem cell therapy improved visual function and reduced retinal ganglion cell loss in animal models of glaucoma.
Global Developmental Delay Stem cell therapy may help improve neurodevelopment and cognitive function in children with global developmental delay. Research in Stem Cells International (2018) showed that stem cell treatment improved developmental milestones and cognitive functions in pediatric patients.
Hearing Loss (sensorineural) Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged hair cells and auditory neurons, improving hearing in sensorineural hearing loss. A study in Cell Transplantation (2015) reported that stem cell therapy improved hearing thresholds and auditory function in animal models of sensorineural hearing loss.
Huntington’s Disease Stem cell therapy may help treat Huntington’s disease by replacing damaged neurons and modulating neuroinflammation. Research in Stem Cell Reports (2014) showed that stem cell transplantation improved motor function and reduced neurodegeneration in animal models of Huntington’s disease.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Stem cells can potentially aid in the recovery from HIE by promoting neurogenesis and reducing inflammation. A study in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (2015) showed that stem cell therapy improved neurological outcomes and reduced brain damage in animal models of HIE.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Stem cell therapy may help treat inflammatory bowel disease by promoting mucosal healing and reducing inflammation. Research in Gastroenterology (2015) showed that stem cell treatment induced remission and improved histological healing in patients with refractory inflammatory bowel disease.
Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged optic nerve cells and improve vision in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy. A study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2017) reported that stem cell therapy improved visual function and reduced optic nerve degeneration in patients.
Liver Cirrhosis Stem cell therapy may help treat liver cirrhosis by promoting liver regeneration and reducing fibrosis. Research in Journal of Hepatology (2013) showed that stem cell treatment improved liver function and reduced fibrosis in patients with liver cirrhosis.
Lower Limb Ischemia Stem cells can improve blood flow and promote tissue regeneration in lower limb ischemia. A study in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (2014) found that autologous stem cell therapy significantly improved limb salvage rates and reduced amputation risk.
Lupus Stem cell therapy may help treat lupus by modulating the immune response and promoting tissue repair. Research in Arthritis Research & Therapy (2014) showed that stem cell transplantation led to sustained remission and reduced disease activity in lupus patients.
Macular Degeneration Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged retinal cells and improve vision in macular degeneration. A study in The Lancet (2012) reported that stem cell therapy improved visual acuity and retinal structure in patients with macular degeneration.
Multiple System Atrophy Stem cell therapy may help treat multiple system atrophy by protecting neurons and reducing neuroinflammation. Research in Movement Disorders (2014) showed that stem cell transplantation improved motor function and reduced neurodegeneration in animal models of multiple system atrophy.
Neuropathic Pain Stem cells can potentially alleviate neuropathic pain by promoting nerve regeneration and reducing inflammation. A study in Pain (2015) reported that stem cell therapy significantly reduced pain and improved nerve function in animal models of neuropathic pain.
Parkinson’s Disease Stem cell therapy may help treat Parkinson’s disease by replacing damaged dopaminergic neurons and modulating neuroinflammation. Research in Cell Stem Cell (2013) showed that stem cell transplantation improved motor function and reduced neurodegeneration in animal models of Parkinson’s disease.
Peripheral Neuropathy Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged peripheral nerves and improve sensory and motor function. A study in Neuroscience Letters (2015) reported that stem cell therapy improved nerve conduction velocity and functional recovery in animal models of peripheral neuropathy.
Primary Lateral Sclerosis Stem cell therapy may help treat primary lateral sclerosis by protecting motor neurons and reducing neuroinflammation. Research in Frontiers in Neuroscience (2016) showed that stem cell transplantation improved motor function and reduced neurodegeneration in animal models of primary lateral sclerosis.
Psoriasis Stem cells can potentially modulate the immune response and reduce inflammation in psoriasis. A study in Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2014) reported that stem cell therapy significantly improved skin lesions and reduced inflammatory markers in patients with psoriasis.
Renal Insufficiency Stem cell therapy may help treat renal insufficiency by promoting kidney regeneration and reducing fibrosis. Research in Kidney International (2015) showed that stem cell treatment improved kidney function and reduced fibrosis in animal models of renal insufficiency.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Stem cells can potentially regenerate damaged retinal cells and improve vision in retinitis pigmentosa. A study in Stem Cells (2012) reported that stem cell therapy improved retinal function and reduced degeneration in animal models of retinitis pigmentosa.
Retinopathy of Prematurity Stem cell therapy may help treat retinopathy of prematurity by promoting retinal regeneration and reducing inflammation. Research in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (2015) showed that stem cell treatment improved retinal structure and function in animal models of retinopathy of prematurity.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Stem cells can potentially modulate the immune response and reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. A study in Arthritis Research & Therapy (2013) reported that stem cell therapy significantly improved joint function and reduced inflammatory markers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Septo Optic Dysplasia (SOD) Stem cell therapy may help treat SOD by promoting neurogenesis and reducing inflammation. Research in Stem Cells International (2015) showed that stem cell treatment improved visual function and neurodevelopment in patients with SOD.
Syringomyelia Stem cells can potentially promote spinal cord repair and reduce cyst formation in syringomyelia. A study in Journal of Neurotrauma (2014) reported that stem cell therapy improved neurological function and reduced syrinx size in animal models of syringomyelia.
Ulcerative Colitis Stem cell therapy may help treat ulcerative colitis by promoting mucosal healing and reducing inflammation. Research in Gastroenterology (2014) showed that stem cell treatment induced remission and improved histological healing in patients with refractory ulcerative colitis.
Viral Encephalitis Stem cells can potentially aid in the recovery from viral encephalitis by promoting neurogenesis and reducing inflammation. A study in Journal of Neuroinflammation (2016) showed that stem cell therapy improved neurological outcomes and reduced brain damage in animal models of viral encephalitis.

 

How can stem cell therapy help MY condition?

Stem cells can treat diseases of all kinds, and there are a lot of ways in which stem cells could contribute to your quality of life, regardless of your specific medical condition. To understand the way stem cells might be able to help you, it is important to understand what stem cells are and how they work.

Stem cells are the cells from which all other cells are born. They are assigned to certain cell types (maybe muscle cells, or bone cells, or blood cells, for example), and create the “specialized” cells within those cell types. However, these specialized cells cannot divide and replicate, meaning they need the stem cells to create more of those blood cells, organ cells, brain cells, etc, as they die. This means stem cells are infinitely valuable and necessary to your health as the only cells that can create new cells.

On a daily basis, your cells are constantly dying and being replaced. Even as you sleep, stem cells are working to replace old and dying cells. When you suffer an injury, many cells die at once. In an ideal world, stem cells would regenerate those specific cells lost in an injury until everything was the same as before. Unfortunately, this isn’t what usually happens.

If you were to get a deep cut or a burn, your body has specialized cells called fibroblasts that begin to try to heal the wound as quickly as possible. For reasons we don’t completely understand, the fibroblasts create an unusual formation of the collagen in a way that lacks elasticity and is weaker than normal collagen formation in many regards. This is true for scarring that takes place inside the body as well.

When scarring happens, stem cells struggle to access the place of injury and cannot heal the way they would like. However, in cases where stem cells can be injected into the injury site before scarring takes place, true healing can happen. Because our bodies cannot make an endless number of stem cells, injecting them from the outside can provide the extra boost the immune system needs before the body is able to finish the scarring process.

A stem cell treatment, or stem cell transplant, is a procedure in which stem cells are injected (intravenously, through a lumbar puncture, etc) into the body to encourage healing that the body is incapable of performing on its own. Stem cell therapy is becoming more common in the United States and other Western countries for simple conditions such as knee pain, but for debilitating and chronic conditions that have limited treatment options, stem cell transplants are still not available.

Why use Beike stem cells?

While stem cells can be harvested from many places, including bone marrow, fat, and blood, we use umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue-derived adult stem cells. There are a number of important reasons why we use these stem cells.

Firstly, as the connection between mother and baby, this cord is often thrown away as medical waste after a child is born. However, stem cell research shows that these cells are highly potent, making them more effective and therefore highly valuable. Their potency is likely because they are new cells left over after the birth of healthy babies.

Another strong draw for umbilical cord blood and tissue stem cells is that they have multiple types of stem cells that can create many different kinds of cells needed by the body. This variation can treat a wide variety of problems in the body.

In terms of safety, umbilical cord blood and tissue-derived stem cells are adult stem cells, which are safe for use and do not cause cancerous growth. Embryonic stem cells, on the other hand, are stem cells that exist during pregnancy and prenatal growth. These cells are more powerful than adult stem cells because they are able to create human life, but science cannot yet control their growth potential. This is why the idea of stem cell therapy is often associated with cancer. Embryonic stem cells can easily grow out of control and cause tumors. It is important not to receive embryonic stem cell-derived treatment until further stem cell research is done to learn how to control them.

Umbilical cord blood and tissue cells are also an excellent option because they have very low immunogenicity. This means that when they are injected into the body, the body does not immediately recognize them as foreign enemies. Umbilical cord-derived stem cells do not contain the mature immune cells that could trigger the potentially deadly graft versus host disease (GVHD), which can often be a problem in bone marrow transplants. Our patients have never had strong immune reactions as a result of treatment.

Don’t see your condition on the list above? Feel free to contact us (click here!) for more information regarding stem cell-based treatment, your condition’s eligibility for stem cell therapy, or anything about our company, treatment program, or facilities.