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A personalized regenerative medicine program can lead to the following improvements to your symptoms:
Tissue function improvements
Less or no reliance on immunosuppressors
Reduced damage to vital organs
Less severe lesions
Higher energy levels
Fewer low-grade fevers
Potential for reduced antibody levels
What Is Lupus?
Lupus is caused by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy tissue. This chronic inflammatory ailment prevents the human immune system from differentiating between healthy tissue and antigens (anything that prompts your immune system to produce antibodies). Common antigens include bacteria and viruses.
Lupus tells antibodies to attack both healthy cells and antigens, and the resultant symptoms can be severe:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Sores in and around the mouth
- Extreme fatigue
- Rashes around the nose and cheeks
- Hair loss
Lupus has the potential to attack healthy tissue in many areas of the body, including muscles, joints, blood, and major organs such as the heart and the liver.
Unfortunately, lupus symptoms are easily confused with the symptoms of other conditions. This makes diagnosing the disease extremely difficult for even the most experienced clinicians. However, one tell-tale sign of lupus is a rash across the cheeks – in the shape of a butterfly’s wing.
There are several types of lupus, and each version has its own set of symptoms. Moreover, certain people experience their own particular set of symptoms — some of which can be temporary.
For example, subacute cutaneous lupus often appears during or after exposure to direct sunlight. There’s also a version of the disease linked to the use of certain medications.
Despite a lot of research into this autoimmune condition, little is known about the causes of lupus. However, there is a theory that the disease is brought on by a combination of factors linked to the environment, hormones, and genetics.
The treatment of lupus is always a complicated issue, as people demonstrate their own particular set of symptoms. That said, most sufferers enjoy long periods of remission and wellness. Then, without warning, their symptoms flare up. As a result of this unpredictability, most treatments focus on simply suppressing the immune system.
Sadly, many of the immunosuppressants used to alleviate lupus symptoms cause side effects. And while some patients respond to changes in lifestyle and eating habits, they often struggle to find the right balance between medications and natural remedies.
Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative medicine is already helping lupus sufferers to manage their symptoms naturally. Stem cell therapy is being explored as a way of achieving immunomodulatory benefits for sufferers. And research continues to explore the relationship between stem cell therapy and both T-cells and B-cells. If stem cells can stop antibodies from attacking healthy tissue, lupus sufferers could enjoy extended remissions periods.
The hope for regenerative medicine therapy as a way of alleviating lupus lies with the ability of stem cells to avoid detection by the immune system. This would obviously be a breakthrough in the research of autoimmune diseases.
While promising, regenerative medicine is regarded as an experimental science. The FDA has not yet approved stem cell therapy for the treatment of lupus symptoms. If you’re a lupus sufferer considering regenerative medicine, it’s important to approach the therapy with realistic expectations.
Discuss your symptoms and circumstances with one of our care coordinators today. They’ll discuss your potential therapy options with you in more detail.
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