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Could stem cell therapy be an effective treatment option for the alleviation of Parkinson’s symptoms?
Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine option that could provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Early studies suggest that this alternative treatment delivers results for both newly diagnosed patients and long-term sufferers.
Stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease could significantly improve your quality of life.
Alternative Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms
Early research has demonstrated stem cell therapy’s efficacy in the alleviation of several Parkinson’s symptoms:
Reduced muscle stiffness
Improved motor skills
Reduced tremors and shaking
Enhanced cognitive function
Reduced reliance on prescription medication
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative illness that attacks the body’s central nervous system. This progressive disease causes damage to the brain’s nerve cells — particularly those responsible for the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Dopamine is a naturally occurring substance that regulates the messages sent from the brain to the body’s muscles. When these messages are interrupted by Parkinson’s disease, the patient experiences problems with movement and the coordination of muscles. Up to 80% of a sufferer’s cells are affected, which means the condition is irreversible. Despite worldwide research, there is no cure for Parkinson’s.
Traditional Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
Unfortunately, there is no cure for Parkinson’s. However, there are therapies aimed at reducing the symptoms associated with the disease and improving the patient’s overall quality of life.
Most of the mainstream remedies involve the use of prescription drugs, herbal ingredients, and supplements — all of which are aimed at alleviating symptoms. But there is growing optimism in this area as research continues. Studies into neuroscience and the efficacy of treatments are ongoing, and they’re delivering some promising results.
While the gradual depletion of dopamine levels is one of the primary causes of Parkinson’s, it isn’t the only one. The progression of the condition is also caused by the loss of serotonin. And even after patients respond to treatments related to the enhancement of dopamine levels, the serotonin loss continues unabated.
Stem Cell Therapy Is Regenerative Medicine
While regenerative medicine — including stem cell therapy — is still considered an alternative option, it is delivering promising results in the management of chronic symptoms. Stem cells are the building blocks of life, and they can replace damaged or dead cells in the brain.
A range of studies has provided clinicians with cause for optimism in relation to stem cell therapy as a Parkinson’s treatment option. When delivered in a targeted way, stem cells may prevent the accumulation of inflammatory cells in the brain. If the rate at which dopamine reduces in the brain can be slowed down, so can the progression of the disease and some of the symptoms.
But that’s not all. There is also evidence that replenishing the body’s dopamine levels in this way may also help the body to replenish serotonin levels. Several studies into the use of regenerative medicine for Parkinson’s patients point to an enhanced quality of life.
It’s important to remember that stem cell therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s symptoms is still classified as an experimental option. And right now, the FDA has not approved it for use outside clinical trial settings. Patients who undergo this regenerative therapy must remain realistic when starting their treatment.
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