Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Treatment

Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spine get damaged. Thus, the communication between different parts of the nervous system is disrupted. This means different parts of the nervous system cannot communicate and it may result in a range of signs and symptoms such as:

  • Double vision
  • Blindness in one eye
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble with sensations 
  • Struggle with coordination 

MS can be classified according to the occurrence of symptoms. If the symptoms are occurring in isolated attacks then the specialists are talking about relapsing forms of MS. If the symptoms are building up over time, they are talking about progressive forms of MS. Between the attacks, the symptoms may disappear completely but the neurological problems remain.

Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Autoimmune aggression is the internal attack against the nervous system of the patient. Stem cell treatment aims to cease this autoimmune aggression by disturbing the chief mechanism of the ailment. This results in collapsing or weakening of neurological symptoms. Stem cell therapy performs two major functions for MS treatment, which are:

  • Damaged Myelin Repair- Own immune system of the person can damage the protective myelin layer surrounding the fibers of the nerve in MS. Administering specialized stem cells can generate cells that produce myelin in the brain, which further leads to repairing of myelin. 
  • Damage Prevention of Nerve Cell– Stem cells have the capability or preventing or reducing nerve cell damages.

Possible Improvements that can be Noticed After Stem Cell Treatment for MS:

  • Improvement in speech
  • Better coordination, balance and gait
  • Longer remissions and shorter exacerbation period
  • Alleviated disease course and stabilized condition
  • In the extremities, less spasticity
  • Improved immune system
  • Cognitive and psycho emotional improvements
  • Improved functioning of liver, bowel, kidneys and heart
  • Improved quality of life

There is no known cure for MS. Treatments generally aim to improve function after the attacks and prevent new ones from happening.

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