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Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s Disease Treatment

More than 500,000 people in the United States suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the digestive system, and while it can occur at any age, it usually appears during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Even so, Crohn’s disease in children is not unheard of.

 

People with the chronic disorder experience many unpleasant Crohn’s disease symptoms that affect their intestines and other parts of the digestive tract, and they must turn to different kinds of treatments to try to keep their symptoms under control.

 

One such treatment option that has recently come onto the scene is stem cell therapy. There are many uses of stem cells to treat diseases, and Crohn’s disease is an excellent candidate for this particular kind of regenerative medicine.

 

Could stem cell therapy be the right Crohn’s disease treatment for you or a loved one? Read on to learn more about Crohn’s disease and how stem cell therapy can help those who are affected by it.

 

What is Crohn’s disease?

Just exactly what is Crohn’s disease? As previously stated, Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation along the large and small intestine and other parts of the digestive tract.  When a flare-up occurs, tissues become swollen and can develop ulcers.

 

Crohn’s disease is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not to be confused with another form of IBD known as ulcerative colitis. When it comes to ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis usually only causes inflammation in the colon instead of in other parts of the digestive tract. You can read more about ulcerative colitis and the type of stem cell therapy used to treat it in this blog post: What Stem Cells Can Do for Your Ulcerative Colitis.

 

How is Crohn’s disease diagnosed?

If enough symptoms consistent with Crohn’s disease are present, a doctor may decide to perform additional tests to rule out other potential causes. To reach a Crohn’s disease diagnosis, a doctor may conduct an endoscopy, which is a procedure through which a camera and light can be inserted into the digestive tract to allow the doctor to see the inside of the patient. Other Crohn’s disease test methods include imaging studies involving radiography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or computed tomography (CT), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

What causes Crohn’s disease?

Nobody knows exactly what causes Crohn’s disease, but it occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally, according to MedlinePlus.

 

What are some Crohn’s disease symptoms?

People with Crohn’s disease may experience the following Crohn’s disease symptoms:

 

  • Stomachache, abdominal cramps or stabbing pain in the stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

Some people think that there may be a connection between Crohn’s disease and life expectancy, where Crohn’s disease can reduce a patient’s life expectancy. However, a study published in 2013 in the National Institutes of Health showed no statistically significant difference between the life expectancy for people with Crohn’s disease and the life expectancy of people without it.

 

What different kinds of Crohn’s disease treatment are there?

Crohn’s disease can be an extremely unpleasant condition to live with. Though there’s no clear way for how to cure Crohn’s disease, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, patients have several treatment options:

 

  • MedicationCrohn’s disease medications work by suppressing the immune system’s inflammatory response that causes many of the condition’s symptoms

 

  • Diet and nutrition — Patients can adapt their diet for Crohn’s disease. Doing so can help reduce symptoms as well as replace nutrients that have been lost as a result of Crohn’s disease impacting the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients (diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc.). Eating bland and soft foods can also help the digestive system heal if there has been a flare-up, as they aren’t as harsh on the intestines as spicy foods or foods that are high in fiber.

 

  • Surgery — Sometimes surgery becomes medically necessary if a problem happens in the bowels, such as an obstruction, a fissure, or a fistula. The diseased portion of the bowel is removed, and symptoms of Crohn’s disease may subside in the bowel for a time before the condition reappears.
  • Stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease — This is one of the new treatments for Crohn’s disease being offered in the area of regenerative medicine. Read the next section to learn more about the uses of stem cells to treat diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

 

 

How stem cells can help treat Crohn’s disease symptoms

According to an article published in the medical journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, “stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising treatment alternative” that could avoid the pitfalls of medications, reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and reduce the need for surgery to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

 

How do stem cells hold the key to Crohn’s disease treatment? Adult stem cells can be found circulating around inside our bodies, but they exist in particular abundance in our bone marrow and our adipose (fat) tissue. Stem cells also have a unique ability to produce or turn into whatever cells are needed to carry out repairs in the body: muscle cells, blood cells, tissue cells, etc. All that it takes to set this healing process in motion is to extract stem cells from one of the stores in a patient’s body, isolate the cells, and inject them back into the body wherever treatment is needed. The stem cells are then able to help repair and restore the cells and tissue at the injection site, leading to a potential reduction in pain and symptoms.

 

Stem cell therapy is not suitable for everyone, but it has shown promising results for a wide range of patients with various medical conditions. To learn more about stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease and to find out whether you could be a candidate for this groundbreaking treatment, visit NSI Stem Cell today.

What Stem Cells Can Do for Your Ulcerative Colitis

It is estimated that more than 750,000 people in North America are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Though there is no known ulcerative colitis cure, many people treat their ulcerative colitis with medications. Unfortunately, these treatments vary in effectiveness, and many patients continue to suffer from many painful symptoms.

However, a new ulcerative colitis treatment is available to help those who suffer from the debilitating condition. This treatment uses a patient’s own stem cells to help provide ulcerative colitis pain relief and healing. Could this stem cell ulcerative colitis treatment be right for you? Read on to learn more about ulcerative colitis, traditional treatment options, and the latest advances in stem cell therapy for ulcerative colitis.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that causes the body’s gastrointestinal tract to become unusually inflamed. Over time, this inflammation can cause damage to the GI tract. Like Crohn’s disease, acute ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), although there is a key difference when it comes to ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis occurs only in the large intestine and rectum, while Crohn’s disease can impact any area of the GI tract but usually affects the small intestine.

Patients with ulcerative colitis usually develop it between the ages of 15 and 30, according to NIH. While several symptoms can indicate a patient has ulcerative colitis, the root problem is the inflammation and the pain and damage that come when it causes colon ulcers and sores to develop.

What is the Main Cause of Ulcerative Colitis?

Inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by defects in the immune system, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Instead of the immune system protecting the body by attacking only foreign things like bacteria or viruses, the immune system becomes triggered by other elements, causing the gastrointestinal tract to become inflamed.

What are the Early Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis can be extremely painful to those who suffer from it. UC symptoms are the same as many of the signs of Crohn’s disease and may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Appetite loss
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Frequent Diarrhea
  • Stools containing blood, mucus or pus
  • Rectal pain
  • Fever

How Serious is Ulcerative Colitis?

Apart from being a miserable condition to live with day to day, ulcerative colitis can have serious negative effects on a person’s health. A large amount of ongoing bleeding in the colon can cause anemia. The intestine can lose some of its ability to absorb nutrients and water, leading to unhealthy levels of weight loss. Increase inflammation can lead to problems in other parts of the body as well, including the liver, kidneys, eyes, joints, and skin.

Then there’s the big question: Can a person die from ulcerative colitis?

The answer is yes. People with ulcerative colitis are at greater risk of developing colon cancer, particularly if they have had ulcerative colitis for 8 years or longer or if their entire colon is inflamed. In rare instances, ulcerative colitis can cause toxic megacolon, where the colon widens and harbors a bacterial infection that can be deadly.

How is Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed?

Physicians may use a colonoscopy along with imaging technology to form an ulcerative colitis diagnosis. They may also use blood tests or stool samples to rule out other possible causes for the inflammation, such as infection.

How to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Is there a cure for ulcerative colitis? Unfortunately, there is no known ulcerative colitis cure, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. However, there is more than one kind of treatment for colitis, according to the CDC. The primary methods of ulcerative colitis treatment include medications such as steroids to fight against inflammation, and vaccinations to help prevent infections. In some cases, ulcerative colitis surgery may be required to remove the parts of the large intestine that have become damaged.

And then there are stem cells. According to an article published in the medical journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, “stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising treatment alternative” that could avoid the pitfalls of medications, reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and reduce the need for surgery to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

How do stem cells hold the key to ulcerative colitis treatment? Adult stem cells can be found circulating around inside our bodies, but they exist in particular abundance in our bone marrow and our adipose (fat) tissue. Stem cells also have a unique ability to produce or turn into whatever cells are needed to carry out repairs in the body: muscle cells, blood cells, tissue cells, etc. All that it takes to set this healing process in motion is to extract stem cells from one of the stores in a patient’s body, isolate the cells, and inject them back into the body wherever treatment is needed. The stem cells are then able to help repair and restore the cells and tissue at the injection site, leading to a potential reduction in pain and symptoms.

Stem cell therapy is not suitable for everyone, but it has shown promising results for a wide range of patients with various medical conditions. To learn more about stem cell therapy for ulcerative colitis and to find out whether you could be a candidate for this groundbreaking treatment, visit NSI Stem Cell today.

The Exosome and its Role in Therapy

Everything You Need to Know about Exosome Therapy/Treatment

What are Exosomes?

Exosomes are cell-based vesicles found in many and maybe even all eukaryotic fluids. They’re about 30 to 100 nm in diameter.

Vesicles are fluid-filled blisters or cysts. Eukaryotic fluids include blood, urine, and the cultured medium of cell cultures.

In other words, an exosome is like a tiny fluid-filled bubble released from a cell.

Why are Exosomes Important?

Science discovered the exosome decades ago, but for a long while, researchers didn’t think it was particularly important. That began to change when, in 2007, Jan Lotvall from the University of Gottenburg proved that some cells use exosomes to transfer genetic material from one to another.

Specifically, an exosome can transfer microRNAs to control the expression of a gene, and messenger RNAs to manufacture proteins. They also transfer proteins themselves, lipids, and DNA.

That meant exosomes play a significant role in health, notably, the functioning of the immune system, disease, and might even be useful to treatment and therapy for disease.

How are Exosomes Involved in Disease?

A series of studies have shown that, just as exosomes transfer RNA for healthy bodily functioning, they can also spread metabolic problems like obesity and diabetes and diseases like cancer. A recent study even implicated them in the distribution of a plaque-forming protein that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

Once scientists understood the role of exosomes in the development of disease, they began to consider the possibility that exosomes might also have the power to spread molecules that fight disease.

How do Doctors Isolate Exosomes?

Of course, before scientists could use exosomes for either basic research or clinical applications, they first had to find a way to work with them. Generally speaking, scientists isolate them via high-speed centrifugation of animal or cellular supernatant fluids. The result is an enriched preparation that can then be studied via biochemistry, electron microscopes, or mass spectrometry.

How do Doctors use Exosomes?

As mentioned above, scientists hypothesize a number of therapeutic uses for exosomes. It’s important to remember, though, that by and large, this research is still in its early stages. The results of various animal studies are promising. The results from human studies are only just beginning to emerge although cancer exosome diagnostics are already available.

It’s possible that, as a signaling or messenger system between cells, the exosome can be used to convey drugs to parts of the body that are otherwise difficult to reach, like the brain. They could, in theory, be used for the delivery of therapies involving small molecules, viral genes, RNA, proteins, and even CRISPR gene editing tools.

Studies with mice have shown that exosomes can be used to deliver interfering RNA that blocked production in the brain of a protein associated with Alzheimer’s and also provided therapy for cancer cells. Exosomes allowed the suppression of the mutant protein KRas, a cancer target notoriously difficult to drug, and provided a better therapy delivery system than lipid nanoparticles without triggering an immune response.

Other researchers are exploring the usefulness of mixtures of natural exosomes and synthetic liquid nanoparticles to deliver therapy to hard-to-reach targets like the sensory cells in the inner ear.

Some scientists even believe that, in addition to operating as an efficient drug delivery system, exosomes themselves, when derived from stem cells, may have therapeutic applications.

Doctors attempting to find a way to treat lung damage in newborn babies used human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). They were thus able to reduce inflammation and repair lung tissue in mice.

Eventually, though, the scientists discovered that the MSCs themselves couldn’t be responsible for the therapeutic improvement. They didn’t stay around long enough. After years of further study, the researchers found it was actually exosomes released by the stem cells that were helping the mice.

Similarly, efforts are underway to use exosomes derived from stem cells that were in turn derived from heart tissue to provide therapy for cardiac problems and inflammatory and trauma-related conditions.

Using pig and rodent subjects, researchers investigated the therapeutic effect of exosomes derived from human neural stem cells and MSCs on stroke. They found that recovery of motor movement improved and so did the preservation of brain cells.

Key Issues in Exosome Therapy

Based on exosome diagnostics, exosome therapy research is still in its early stages. With exosomes diagnostics,  it’s fair to say that scientists have, at most, only a very limited understanding of the mechanism that makes stem cell-derived exosomes therapeutic. Indeed, there isn’t even universal agreement on what marker differentiates an exosome from some other sort of vesicle.

It’s also a difficult process just to produce exosomes in sufficient quantities for study, and the diversity of vesicles present in the body complicates research and the interpretation and replication of results.

For these and other reasons, patients should understand that exosome therapy is hardly a cure-all and be leery of exaggerated claims about its benefits. At the same time, early findings of exosome diagnostics suggest that its future could be very bright indeed.

 

 

4 Recent Medical Breakthroughs

As we know, the medical industry continues to evolve over the decades. But not everything put into practice today was readily accepted at first, including recent medical breakthroughs.

Take for instance what happened to Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren 33 years ago. Their theory that bacteria can cause stomach ulcers was not well received by their peers or within the medical industry. Why? Their peers argued that it was impossible for bacteria to live in an acidic environment found in the stomach. Determine to prove his point, Marshall drank a petri dish that contained bacteria, including Helicobacter pylori. From his experiment, he found that his initial symptoms and infection was indeed, stomach ulcers.

On October 3, 2005, Marshall and Warren were awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of “the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease”. Because of that discovery, it has helped the prevention and treatment of gastritis and peptic stomach ulcers.

In short, there have been many recent medical breakthroughs that were looked down on initially before receiving the recognition as improving medical practices.

We discuss four recent medical breakthroughs that were initially rejected below.

1. Bone Marrow Transplant

After World War II, the idea of bone marrow transplants became popular when doctors and scientist were looking for more effective treatment options to those suffering from leukemia. Bone marrow was very susceptible to radiation, which was the treatment at the time. In 1956, Dr. E. Donnall Thomas performed the first successful bone marrow transplant between identical twins, where a healthy twin gave their bone marrow to the other twin who suffered from leukemia.

Prior to this, performing bone marrow transplants were somewhat controversial because of the high mortality rate from the transplant. M. Teresa de la Morena, MD explains, “Five decades ago, the concept of bone marrow transplantation to treat humans with inherited disease of immune function, marrow failure syndromes, and leukemia was met with much skepticism, degrees of enthusiasm, and many disappointments…Certain death due to the primary disease, characterized the outcomes of individuals who were considered for transplantation. Consequently these patients became the sickest on the medical wards, and the physicians caring for such patients were posed with many questions regarding the benefits of such attempts.”

However, as this procedure continued to evolve, in 1968, Dr. Robert Good used a bone marrow transplant to treat a non-cancer patient and in 1973, the first bone marrow transplant was performed between unrelated patients. From its evolution, bone marrow transplants are now considered a standard treatment for patients suffering from inherited immune system disorders, leukemia and sickle cell anemia.

2. Antiseptic Handwashing

Before Louis Pasteur’s discovery that infectious diseases were spread by germs, Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis saw the importance of antiseptic techniques for doctors when treating patients. However, many of his peers dismissed the practice.

During the 19th century, Semmelweis worked in a Vienna maternity ward and noticed that many patients were being infected by puerperal fever. How? The doctors and students were performing autopsies and then, due to lack of sanitation, infecting new mothers in the maternity ward.

From that discovery, Semmelweis advocated that the students and doctors disinfect their hands before helping the new mothers. His hand-washing policy significantly decreased the puerperal fever mortality rate in the maternity ward.

washing hands3. Balloon Angioplasty

In 1977, Andreas Grüntzig developed a functioning balloon catheter and with it, was able to perform a successful nonoperative dilatation of a coronary stenosis on a conscious 38-year-old Swiss man. It was a year prior, when at the annual American Heart Association meeting, Grüntzig was told by other doctors and peers that his tool would never work.

But the news didn’t stop his pursuit to treat patients suffering from coronary disease with his mechanism and to do so while the patient was conscious. Today, the balloon angioplasty mechanism is commonly used to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease.

4. Regenerative Medicine

According to the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, regenerative medicine “is based on the principles of stem cell technology and tissue engineering in order to replace or regenerate human tissues and organs and restore their functions.” As mentioned above, the first successful cell transplantation happened in 1956 as a bone marrow transplant from one identical twin to the other. In 1998, scientists were able to isolate stem cells from developing human embryos.

As such, these cells were instrumental in helping regenerate cells as well as improve healing after illness or injury — all without the side effects or invasiveness of surgery. However, the means of harvesting these stem cells became controversial. It wasn’t until 2006 when scientists discovered how to harvest from a patient’s own cells.

About Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are a naturally occurring cell type that can be found all throughout the human body, and it is these cells that make it possible for the body to regenerate and heal itself after an injury or illness. Stem cells can help to repair many other cell types, such as skin, muscle, nerve or even bone cells.

Thanks to continued study and research, stem cells can now be harvested from adult patients and used in their stem cell therapy. Today, adult stem cells can be found in concentrated areas throughout the body including bone marrow, blood, muscle tissue, and adipose tissue. By using your own cells, it can help improve recovery and your health.

Our mission at NSI Stem Cell is to improve the quality and quantity of the lives of our patients by using the latest regenerative medicine technology to reverse disease and repair tissue while avoiding invasive surgical techniques and harmful medications.

What Makes NSI Stem Cell the Top Stem Cell Clinic in the World is Demonstrated in 5 Key Areas:

Highly trained and experienced, board certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on almost 15,000 patients with incredible results.

Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

Leading scientific researchers who follow advanced scientific guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics.

Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full service health care center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting edge therapy that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked and helped them avoid surgery and side effects of other treatments.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics and see for yourself why people travel from all of the globe for therapy you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate for their world renown stem cell therapy. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Understanding Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment

What You Should Know About Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment

One of the most popular up-and-coming treatments for orthopedic injuries is stem cell treatment. There’s lots of new information being reported seemingly every day about stem cells, their uses, their limitations, and more. Much of this information is incorrect and even contradicts fact, which makes it confusing and overwhelming to separate it all out on your own.

To help you, we’ve compiled a list of the top stem cell questions must have answers to before pursuing treatment. Finding the answers to these simple, yet important questions, will allow you to make an informed decision about care as well as learning more about stem cell therapy in the process.

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1) Is There Solid Science Behind Stem Cell Therapy?

A common myth regarding stem cells is that they are still in the experimental stage, and are not put into common practice due to the lack of scientific evidence. Contrary to this belief, there have been multitudes of clinical studies and full-scale research projects that support the effectiveness of stem cell therapy. These trials have taken place across the world, where stem-cell therapy is sometimes considered the gold-standard.

These research studies have been published in critically acclaimed journals such as Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy as well as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

2) Are All Stem Cell Orthopedic Clinics The Same?

Emerging medicine often means that practitioners are left to figure things out on their own. That is why among the dozens of clinics in the United States there are so many varying techniques, procedures, and practices regarding stem cell therapies.

Even if a clinic claims to offer stem cell therapies for orthopedic injuries, the training, philosophy, and quality of the treatments can vacillate greatly between clinics. More importantly, the results can vary greatly as well.

Depending on the type of stem cell injections, some can have little to no effect on your conditions or symptoms. Even worse, certain therapies can be damaging. This is why it’s important as a patient to do your due diligence to locate a treatment with high treatment standards and a proven track record of success.

To help find the best stem cell clinics for you, do your homework, including looking up a review of the best stem cell clinics in the world. You’ll be able to hear real-life experiences and results from real patients – which can help you make an informed decision!

With so many choices, you owe it to yourself to find the top stem cell companies that can deliver the best treatments for you.

3) Can Stem Cells Be Harvested From Multiple Sources?

Another common myth about stem cells is that they must be harvested from embryos in order to properly treat orthopedic issues. This is not true!

There are many other sources for viable stem cells including but not limited to bone marrow and adult adipose (fat) tissues. At NSI, all of our procedures are done with stem cells harvested from adult fat tissue and bone marrow — never from embryos. We’ve found that adipose tissue in particular provides many benefits over other stem cell sources.

Interestingly enough, there is no FDA approved amniotic product on the market currently. This fact has been confirmed by a variety of organizations such as the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation.

4) Is Everyone A Good Candidate for Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment?

Like anything else, medical clinics are a business. That’s why many clinics are more interesting in securing you as a patient than they are in making sure you’ll have the highest probability of a good treatment outcome. Unfortunately, many times that means they may not tell you that not everyone is a good candidate for orthopedic stem cell treatment.

How can you prevent yourself from being duped? On one of your first visits, be educated regarding your eligibility through a consultation with a qualified professional regarding your goals, health history, and current orthopedic issues. Only then can it be properly determined if you’re a good candidate for stem cell orthopedics.

Thankfully, we’ve found that most people ARE eligible! Contact us for your complimentary consultation today.

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5) Can Stem Cell Treatment Replace Or Delay Orthopedic Surgery?

Patients and doctors alike are very excited about stem cell therapy as a viable alternative to orthopedic surgery. NSI has had tremendous success in treating muscle tears, meniscus tears, and tendon injuries (including partial tears of the rotator cuff of the shoulder).

Since traditional orthopedic surgery has a numerous associated potential risks and costs, be sure to evaluate stem cell orthopedic surgery before pursuing more invasive procedures.

Additional information regarding stem cell treatment for orthopedic issues can be found at the U.S. National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health.

6) Does The FDA Regulate Stem Cell Therapies?

Another common misconception is that orthopedic stem cell treatments fall under the regulatory powers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA only has the authority to approve or deny drugs and devices. Since stem cells do not fall in either category, the FDA can neither approve nor deny stem cell procedures.

At NSI, we are committed to ensuring our patients have the utmost in quality and safety when they choose to undergo stem cell treatment for orthopedic concerns. That is why we still choose to adhere to the guidelines listed in the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 2171.

We also choose to adhere to the FDA guidelines minimal-manipulation requirements about stem cell therapy. This means that the stem cells receive highly steriles, quality-control minimal manipulation of a patient’s own cells during processing. Those cells are then immediately delivered back to that patient.

7) Is There Only One Type Of Stem Cell Therapy?

NSI believes that each and every one of our patients is an individual with a unique set of concerns, orthopedic issues, and goals. That’s why we’re committed to customizing an individual treatment plan for each patient whether it be for a stem cell knee repair or something else.

It’s important to us that you have the absolute best probability of a successful outcome. Creating a custom treatment plan derived for your orthopedic issues contributes to that mission.

what is orhopedic stem cell treatment

8) Will Stem Cell Therapy Heal My Injury In A Single Treatment?

While the human body does operate in miraculous ways, a single stem cell treatment is unfortunately not enough to provide proper healing to an orthopedic injury. That’s why your stem cell therapy should not be limited to just one visit.

A clinic that is serious about your success will create an entire plan for your orthopedic issues. This may include multiple treatments, addition of PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy, and the recommendation of lifestyle changes that may aggravate your orthopedic concerns.

9) Can Stem Cell Therapy Solve All Of My Medical Problems?

We love to hear when patients report near-miraculous recovery and healing from their orthopedic problems as a result of stem cell therapy. As much as we’d like it to, this may not always be the case. During your initial consultations, the medical staff and stem cell doctors at NSI always caution patients to not think of stem cell therapies as miracles. The strides that have been made in modern medicine through regenerative practices are exciting and very real.

Just keep in mind that stem cell therapies are real medicine, and not magic bullets. Your results are always subject to vary based on a number of factors including but not limited to:

Your health
The severity of your orthopedic issues
The skill & the experience of the clinic you select.

That’s why it’s imperative that you choose the best stem cell clinic for your specific condition.

10) Have Scientists Found Out Everything There Is to Know About Stem Cells?

Absolutely not – which is one of the reasons stem cell therapy is so exciting. Medicine is always evolving and changing as researchers learn new things about how stem cells can be used.

The real excitement about stem cell therapy among medical professionals and patients alike has to do with stem cells’ impressive ability to become whatever type of cell the body needs. Once stem cells are injected, they typically rush to the area or areas of the body in need of repair, re-growth, and/or rejuvenation. Stem cells are also capable of producing anti-inflammatory qualities that aid dramatically in any healing process.

Other specific notable qualities about stem cells are that they can:

Repair and create blood vessels.
Repair or regrow nerve tissue, bone tissue, cartilage, organ tissue, and more.
Become components of blood itself such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma.
Assist with other degenerative conditions or dysfunction.

It is the very nature of stem cells that is ushering in a new medical revolution in the treatment of injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions. We are just beginning to understand the huge potential for using stem cells to address and improve a number of orthopedic concerns, pain, and other disease. New research is underway. We encourage you to stay on top of the latest results and reports on our website.

If you’re ready to schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how NSI can help you with your orthopedic issues, contact us today at PHONE.

ABOUT NSI: NSI is a world leader in Stem Cell Therapies with almost 30 facilities in 27 countries. We help over 10,000 patients a year globally, and are proud of our 98 percent patient satisfaction rate. Our philosophy is a collaborative one, focusing on the true health framework and stem cells. Our team of MD’s, DO’s, DC’s, CRNA’s, PA’s, NP’s, and other medical professionals work together to create an individualized care plan for each patient, with the goal of optimizing positive patient outcomes.[/vc_column_text]

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves, and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Stem Cell Questions You Should Ask Your Clinic

Orthopedic Stem Cell Questions To Ask

It’s no secret that deciding to pursue stem cell therapy for your orthopedic issues is a huge decision. Not only does the type of medical care that patients choose have a huge impact on outcome, but also how those treatments are performed.

Equally important is selecting one of the best stem cell clinics and medical team to support you in your treatment. Below you’ll find a short checklist of 10 questions that will help you ensure you make the best choice for your orthopedic stem cell treatment. When deciding on a clinic, be sure to ask all of these questions so you can make an informed decision regarding your medical care.

1. What’s your medical team’s background?

There are new stem cell treatment clinics popping up every day all over the country. The stem cell treatment industry is a viable, growing marketing, and many non-professionals see it as a way to make a quick dollar. That’s why it’s important to be sure your medical team has experience and expertise in the stem cell treatment field.

Additionally, there are a variety of unproven stem cell procedures being marketed as “miracle cures” in the United States. Oftentimes, the clinician administering these treatments has little to no training or expertise. While the price may be right, it is unlikely the treatment will work as intended. In fact, and improper stem cell treatment can actually worsen your condition.

The team that’s treating your condition should beg certified and should have extensive experience with stem cell procedures. Be sure to ask your doctor or patient representative how many of the procedures the clinic has performed and how many have been undertaken by the stem cell doctors who will be performing your treatment.

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2. Have you helped patients like me?

Science and medicine are ever-changing. As a result, new stem cell therapies for orthopedic issues are constantly being researched, developed, and tested. It’s important to know that the clinic is experienced, not just in stem cell orthopedic surgery in general, but specifically for the treatment they recommend for you.

You don’t want to unknowingly be a test subject for untested procedures.

3. Can you provide patient testimonials?

This is a question that’s extra important. Even more so than ensuring your medical team is experienced in a procedure, that experience really doesn’t mean much without results. The best stem cell clinics will have ample testimonials (written and video) that they can provide you with of satisfied patients.

Sometimes, clinics will even show testimonials from those who have undergone stem cell therapy for orthopedic issues, but the patients were treated by doctors at another clinic. When viewing any testimonial, ensure that the patient was operated by a physician at your selected clinic. Furthermore, the patients should be ones that your selected clinic has actually served.

4. How do you harvest stem cells?

Adult stem cells exist in a variety of areas in the human body including but not limited to the:

Brain
Bone Marrow
Blood
Blood Vessels
Throughout the body

Even more useful is that stem cells continue to self-renew and regenerate throughout your life so that they can be pulled into action when needed.

When dealing with orthopedic injuries, stem cells are usually harvested from a few key areas including:

Blood
Bone Marrow
Adipose (fat) tissue

It is very important that you ensure your clinic of choice does not claim to use stem cells from embryos. As of now, there is no FDA approved usage of embryonic stem cells for orthopedic treatments. Be sure to also avoid clinics that want to treat your orthopedic issues using unharvested stem cells they’ve purchased elsewhere.

If there is no harvest, then there are no viable stem cells.

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5. Do you have an on-site lab?

Outsourcing the extraction of stem cells from patients’ tissue is a non-recommended form of treatment, yet many clinics put it into practice. Not only does it add to the procedure time, but it means that the quality control of the stem cell extraction is outside of the clinic’s direct supervision.

Having an onsite lab whose staff can extract the adult stem cells (ACS) in a sterile environment is key to ensuring a successful procedure. An in-house lab allows the staff to ensure that there is no contamination with the stem cells which in-turn increases the probability of a positive outcome.

6. What regulations do you follow?

Many patients are under the impression that stem cells are under FDA regulation, but this a common misconception. However, it is still important that you choose a clinic that chooses to follow the recommended FDA guidelines regardless.

Currently, the FDA can neither approve nor deny stem cell procedures for orthopedic issues. Legitimate stem cell medical clinics will still adhere to the guidelines listed in the FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 1271.

Additionally, there orthopedic procedures should adhere to FDA guidelines’ minimal-manipulation requirements about stem cell therapy. This means that the stem cells receive highly-sterile, quality-control minimal-manipulation of a patient’s own cells during processing, and then are immediately delivered back to that patient. The idea is that the stem cells are extracted and then delivered back into the patient, with little time in between. Prolonging the time between the extraction process and delivery process can result in procedural complications such as contamination.

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7. What kind of follow-up do you do?

It is all too common that patients seek treatment at a clinic just to be completely forgotten about once their treatment has completed. Your care shouldn’t end when your treatment is finished. Look for a clinic that provides post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including a rehabilitation, diet, and supplement protocols.

Sometimes, the level of a patient’s follow up postoperative is more important than the actual treatment itself. Stem cell therapies can be an extremely successful way of addressing your orthopedic concerns, but it’s only one possible treatment. Choose a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes and health.

8. Do you ever turn down patients?

If a clinic treats every patient that walks through their door, that is typically not a good sign. Medicine is a business like anything else, and unfortunately, there are many clinics out there that are more interested in dollar signs than their patients’ outcomes.

Some clinics are more interested in maximizing their profit than in maximizing their patients’ successes. While quality stem cell treatment from top-rated clinics frequently results in drastic improvements in orthopedic issues, it may not be the recommended protocol for everyone. Every patient is an individual that deserves and individualized treatment plan. Clinics should screen potential patients to ensure they’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy – since not everyone is.

9. What are the risks?

No medical treatment comes without risks. Luckily, stem cell therapy is minimally invasive unlike orthopedic surgery. Unfortunately, as it is a medical procedure, there are still some incurred risks. You can minimize your chances of incurring any negative side effects by selecting a quality clinic and an experienced medical staff. It is important to follow the advice set forth by your team of medical professionals. Good follow-up after your procedure is important for maintaining your results. Your clinic should be up front about potential risks or negative outcomes, however unlikely they may be.

10. How do you stay up on the latest findings?

Medicine and science are always evolving, and a physician’s medical education doesn’t end once they graduate medical school. Legitimate medical professionals with top stem cell companies will make it their duty to constantly stay on top of the latest research and findings to ensure they are always delivering top-notch care.

The use of stem cell orthopedics is a cutting-edge field. Researchers performing clinical trials are constantly underway. The best clinics and medical professionals will make it a priority to stay abreast of new findings to ensure that they adopt the latest advances and recommendations in their practice.

The Bottom Line: Not all stem cell therapies, and the facilities that offer them, are alike. It is critical to research your clinic options thoroughly and ensure that the stem cell doctors and medical professionals you choose are experienced, above-board, and professional. One of the ways you can do this is by researching a review of the best stem cell clinics in the world.

Invest the time now so you have the best outcome later. Being proactive and informed about your medical care is the best way to ensure you select the appropriate treatment for you with the best outcomes.

If you’re ready to schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how NSI can help you with your orthopedic issues, contact us today at PHONE.[/vc_column_text]

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves, and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Making Exercise a Routine When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

If you are like most Americans, you are not getting nearly enough exercise and physical activity each day as you should. This is bad for your health and overall wellbeing but especially if you have Type 2 Diabetes. Studies have been done that show less than 40% of people who have been diagnosed with or know they have Type 2 Diabetes participate in some type of regular physical activity.

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Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce

Having diabetes is no easy task and for many, it is a condition they will have to live with for the rest
of their lives. This does not mean that the diagnosis has to be a death sentence. There are many
ways to manage the disease and control symptoms in order to continue living a full and healthy life.

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Pain in Ankle? Treatment for Ankle Pain!

What’s Causing Your Foot and Ankle Pain?

Do any of these sound familiar? Everything seemed fine just after your work out, right? Then, seemingly out of nowhere you experience ankle pain. Or, right in the middle of a good run, you feel a shooting pain. What could it be, and what’s the right treatment for your ankle pain?

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New Alzheimer’s Therapy Stem Cells

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurological conditions that affect millions of people across the world. It generally manifests in mid to late adulthood and is marked by a sudden and drastic decline in mental sharpness and memory power. The brain’s neurons become damaged to the point they can no longer work as they should. An effective Alzheimer’s treatment is one of science’s holy grails, and many doctors believe it is destined to be found through stem cell therapy. Alzheimer’s disease treatments have come a long way in recent years, and thanks to new stem cell treatments and therapies it is no longer the incurable and untreatable death sentence that it was just a decade ago. Here at NSI Stem Cell, we are committed to helping individuals and their families suffering from Alzheimer’s regain the quality of life this disease has stolen from them.

Symptoms of AD

When the disease first becomes noticeable in an individual, the only noticeable symptoms tend to be mild confusion or increasing forgetfulness. However, the disease can quickly progress, and in time the disease worsens. The brain functions continue to degenerate to the point that it robs a patient of most of their memories. If a person does not get Alzheimer’s help in the form of treatments or therapy, they will experience a drastic worsening of symptoms including severe disorientation, problems speaking, difficulty with writing, social withdrawal, and severe bouts of anxiety and depression. Patients suffering from this disease can lose their ability to think and reason, make decisions, have clear judgment, stay focused on assignments, maintain conversations, and perform even simple tasks. They become completely dependent on others for everything and are unable to live and function on their own. This is why it is such a debilitating disease and why stem cell research and the search for a new treatment for Alzheimer disease has been forefront for many medical professionals.

Stem Cell Therapy At NSI Stem Cell

“Scientists believe that for most people, Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Less than 5 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that virtually guarantee a person will develop the disease. Although the causes of Alzheimer’s aren’t yet fully understood, its effect on the brain is clear. Alzheimer’s disease damages and kills brain cells. A brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease has many fewer cells and many fewer connections among surviving cells than does a healthy brain” (Mayo Clinic). Stem cell therapy is now widely available throughout the U.S. at advanced medical clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida. It has already changed the face of many treatments as varied as Diabetes and TBI to MS and Hair Loss. Now we have the exciting promise of a future that is free from Alzheimer’s Disease and a way to help heal the devastating damage. NSI is keeping a close eye on the developments that may one day lead to a cure for this and many other neurological disorders, injuries, and diseases. Though they are still new compared to other treatments, Alzheimer’s disease treatments using stem cell therapy are showing great promise!

Natural Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Stem Cell Therapy

Adipose-derived stem cells can be easily harvested from a patient’s own fatty tissue. They have the ability to become virtually any type of tissue needed by the body in order to repair, regenerate, and heal on a cellular level. Unspecified stem cells can differentiate into blood, skin, muscle, nerve, and potentially even brain and neuron cells. This means stem cells have the potential to repair brain cells, and even grow new ones. This is a huge step forward in the treatment of not just Alzheimer’s, but other neurological diseases as well.

Until recently, Alzheimer’s has always been considered to be incurable with little to no treatment options. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, due to “the widespread nature of AD pathology, cell replacement strategies have been viewed as an incredibly challenging and unlikely treatment approach. Yet, recent work shows that transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) can improve cognition, reduce neuronal loss, and enhance synaptic plasticity in animal models of AD…Patient-derived (cells) may help to advance our understanding of disease mechanisms. Likewise, studies of human embryonic and neural stem cells are helping to decipher the normal functions of AD-related genes; revealing intriguing roles in neural development” (NCBI). What does all this mean for Alzheimer’s treatment through stem cell therapy? It holds great potential to bring fresh, regenerative cells directly to the brain.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to understand that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for natural healing. They can repair everything in the body from ligaments and tendons to neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t fully trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet. This has drawn patients from all over the world including professional athletes and celebrities.

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

Stem Cell Treatments for Hair Loss- Regrow Hair Easily

Hair loss affects countless numbers of people, male and female, across the country every year. With cases ranging from minor thinning to major sudden loss of hair, this is an issue that can drastically affect a person’s feeling of self-esteem.

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Erectile Dysfunction Disorder Doesn’t Have to be The End

Decades ago, when erectile dysfunction was first being seen as an actual condition and not just a man’s lack of libido, it was treated largely as more of a mental disorder than anything. This lead to a lot of stigma and negative connotations with the condition and any diagnosis of ED.

However, medical professionals today have changed their stance as evidence has come to light that the symptoms of ED are actually caused by nerve damage, blood flow and blood pressure issues, hormone imbalances, or come as a side effect of injury to the penile area.

Other issues which can make the symptoms even worse include medications, weight issues, unhealthy eating, excessive tobacco use or alcohol consumption, and scar tissue from surgery in the penile area.

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