Groundbreaking Stroke Treatment Through Stem Cell Therapy
Every year about 795,000 Americans become victims of stroke. Of these, approximately 600,000 are first attacks. 185,000 are recurrent. If stroke treatment does not follow quickly, the effects can be catastrophic, leading to severe disability or death. Still called by many in the public as “brain stroke,” there really is no other part of the body where stroke occurs. It is exclusively occurs in the brain.
Stroke treatment has come a very long way over the decades. Caught early enough, brain stroke symptoms can be dramatically reduced. But, the strides made in the 20th century were almost entirely related to emergency treatment alone. Now, across America, advanced medical clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida are practicing regenerative medicine methods. These techniques are revolutionizing recovery therapy for stroke as significantly as “clot busters” changed how treatment was done immediately after.
Regenerative therapy has gained respect and popularity in both the medical and public arenas. FDA guidelines-compliant procedures, including stroke treatment, have brought safe and effective regenerative medicine to the fore. It is being used to successfully treat an ever-growing list of diseases both physical and neurological, as well as a wide array of injuries and chronic conditions.
To understand why and how regenerative medicine works as a stroke treatment, it’s helpful to first understand the basics of a stroke.
The Risk Factors of Stroke
The majority of strokes, approximately 75%, happen after the age of 65. But that still leaves a large segment of the population vulnerable to brain stroke symptoms well before the later years. That’s because strokes are caused by many different factors. Those risk factors include the following:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Tobacco Use
- Heart Rhythm Disturbances, like Atrial Fibrillation
Some of the above risk factors are due to heredity while some are due to life choices. The overwhelming majority can be mitigated or prevented altogether through proper medical care and/or healthier life choices. In other words, the best way to prevent the need for stroke treatment is to eliminate the conditions for stroke in the first place whenever possible.
The Mechanics of Stroke
Strokes happen when the brain’s blood supply is interrupted enough to cause injury to the brain. Depending on the area of the brain that is injured, parts of the body will, in turn, stop working. There are three basic types of stroke. They are:
- Ischemic –wherein an area of the brain loses blood flow
- Hemorrhagic –wherein bleeding happens inside the brain
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) –wherein brain stroke symptoms may occur for just a few minutes and resolve on their own within a twenty-four hour period. Also known as a mini stroke, a TIA must be taken every bit as seriously as an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. A TIA is a clear warning of possible strokes to come.
Stroke treatment for any type must be sought immediately. Calling 911 is always the best first step when you suspect that a stroke has occurred, even if the person having the stroke seems to recover minutes afterward. As soon as the first signs of brain stroke symptoms appear, the clock is ticking. The window for effective emergency stroke treatment is only about 3 to 4 hours.
Once the emergency is past and the initial recovery period in the hospital has been successful, stroke treatment through regenerative medical methods like stem cell therapy may be considered as part of the patient’s rehabilitation regimen. Stem cell therapy has been shown to repair tissue damage, reduce inflammation, and re-grow blood vessels, all of which hold great potential in helping to enhance the recovery of body, speech and cognitive functions.
For Proper Stroke Treatment, Think F.A.S.T.
F.A.S.T. is an acronym that is very helpful in recognizing the three primary signs of stroke, and in understanding when to act. F.A.S.T. stands for:
- Face Drooping
- Arm Weakness
- Speech Difficulty
- Time to call 911
How the Affects of Stroke Vary
It’s important to keep in mind that brain stroke symptoms are as varied as the person suffering them. Much depends on the area of the brain where the blockage or the bleeding has occurred. If the stroke has affected the left side of the brain, the ability to speak, understand, and think clearly will be affected. Body weakness or paralysis may be felt by the victim on the right side.
If the stroke has occurred on the right side of the brain, then the body’s left side will be most affected. Right side brain stroke symptoms can include left side body weakness or paralysis, the inability to recognize faces or objects, difficulty in following instructions or in answering questions that are asked one right after the other, difficulty in judging distance, size, position, or how parts relate to a whole.
How Stem Cell Therapy is Revolutionizing Stroke Treatment
Stem cell treatment as a rehabilitative tool for stroke patients is ushering in a medical era revolution with enormous potential. The promise that stroke treatment with stem cells holds for addressing even severe symptoms and side effects of stroke has the medical community taking notice. Until very late in the 20th century, the conventional wisdom was that brain cell death or any type of damage within the tissues of the brain could not be repaired or reversed. Since the advent of regenerative medicine, however, it is now known that re-growth of brain cells and improvement in neurological function is possible.
NSI Stem Cell Centers exclusively uses the patient’s own stem cells in all their FDA guidelines-compliant therapies and treatments. The procedure is minimally invasive, done all in-house, and takes just a few hours. This means that all of NSI’s stem cell therapies are done on an outpatient basis.
For stroke treatment, large quantities of highly potent stem cells focus on the re-growth of nerve tissue and brain cells. The stem cells are harvested from the fatty layer that lies just beneath the skin. A small sample per treatment is all that is needed. The sample is usually harvested from one of the patient’s thighs, buttocks, or the abdomen; a process that requires only a local anesthetic at the site where the sample is taken.
The cells are concentrated within a potent serum, then injected back into the body where they stimulate new growth and regeneration. The procedure is safe, and risk of rejection is exceptionally low. Time and again, tests and trials have reported rapid healing, improvement in brain function, mobility, strength, and stamina.
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.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.