—Rejuvenate Your Life
Even though there isn’t a cure for ALS, treatment options, such as stem cell therapy for ALS, could help you manage symptoms and slow disease progression.
With Regenerative Medicine, your rebuilding process can potentially begin.
Backed by numerous studies, some patients experience the following after undergoing stem cell therapy for ALS:
A decrease in ALS disease progression
An increase in energy
Repaired nerve damage
Improved motor skills
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a motor neuron disease that causes the motor neurons that control voluntary and involuntary muscles to die off. As a result, patients experience a weakening of muscles, as well as other symptoms:
- Slurred speech and difficulty speaking
- Difficulty moving and walking
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle cramps and stiffness, also known as spasticity
- Weight loss
Also nicknamed Lou Gehrig’s Disease, each year in the United States, one to two per 100,000 people will be diagnosed with ALS. While anyone can be affected, ALS symptoms are most known to develop in people 50 years of age and older. The current prognosis for ALS is two to four years from the onset of symptoms.
How ALS Is Treated Today
While a cure remains to be found for ALS, advancement in research continues to produce various treatment possibilities that can help patients manage symptoms and stay independent.
The FDA has approved two drugs, Riluzole (Rilutek) and Edaravone (Radicava). However, there are side effects and should only be considered while consulting with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe other medications to help you manage muscle cramps, fatigue, depression, and sleeping problems.
Additional therapies are also an option, such as:
- Breathing therapy and devices, especially to help you breathe at night
- Physical therapy to help maintain cardio fitness and muscle strength for as long as possible
- Occupational therapy so you can continue daily activities such as eating, grooming, and bathing
- Speech therapy so you can continue talking with loved ones and colleagues
- Nutritional therapy and planning to ensure you receive necessary nutrients
- Psychological therapy to help provide emotional support to you and your loved ones
The Research Behind Stem Cell Therapy for ALS
Stem cell therapy for ALS may be a solution, along with other possibilities that medical experts are constantly studying. ALS continues to emerge as a possible solution because some studies have shown that stem cell therapy may repair motor neurons and help slow degeneration.
There are different kinds of stem cells, depending on how they are collected. For example, stem cell therapy for ALS is when a doctor takes fat or umbilical cord derived stem cells and inserts them into a patient’s bloodstream.
From there, stem cells have the power to multiply continually and the smarts to know what they need to do, if that’s developing into neurons, blood, bone, muscle, or skin.
The FDA does not approve stem cell therapy for ALS, and it is still looked upon as an experiential procedure. While more long-term research studies are needed to establish the efficacy of this treatment, it can still be a possible option to consider under the close consultation of your doctor. You can always contact Cendant Stem Cell Center for more information.
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