TruStem Cell Therapy™ for Parkinson's Disease
Bradykinesia – slowness of movement and loss of voluntary movement
Rigidity – unusual stiffness in a limb or other body part
Resting tremors – uncontrollable movement that affects a limb when it is at rest
Gait and reduced facial expressions
Cognitive impairment – decline in ability to multi-task or concentrate
Mood disorders – depression and anxiety
Sleep issues – REM sleep disorder
Low blood pressure – when standing
Speech and swallowing problems
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.
Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally.
There are five stages of Parkinson’s disease:
– Patients exhibit mild symptoms, such as tremoring and loss of balance. Typically this will occur in a single limb.
– The symptoms are now bilateral affecting both limbs and both sides of the body.
– Inability to walk or stand including a noticeable slowing of physical movement.
– Severe symptoms are noticeable however the patient can still walk. Rigidity and bradykinesia are often visible. Tremors or shakiness of the earlier stages may lessor become non-existent.
– In the final stage of Parkinson’s, patients are unable to take care of themselves and may not be able to stand or walk. These patients require constant nursing care.
What causes Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson's Disease Stem Cell Treatment
What are stem cells?
What is Parkinson’s stem cell treatment?
What types of cells are used in Parkinson’s disease stem cell treatment?
TruStem Cell Therapy utilizes a patient’s own stem cells during the course of treatment. These cells are isolated from the patient’s bone marrow, also known as bone marrow aspirate. This method offers a range of benefits including:
- Providing stem cells with the potential to differentiate into many cell types such as bone cells, muscle cells, cartilage cells and most importantly, neurons, the type of brain cell damaged by Parkinson’s disease
- Bone marrow stem cells offer one of the most plentiful stem cell sources in the body
- Bone marrow stem cells have strong immunomodulatory functionality, affording the ability to quell damaging inflammatory processes
- A treatment that uses an individual’s own stem cells, which is minimally manipulated poses little to no risk to the patient’s health compared with non-autologous sources
People who suffer from Parkinson’s know the life-altering effects of its symptoms all too well. If you have Parkinson’s disease, or care for someone who does, it’s important to keep in mind that there are currently no therapies that cure the disease. Treatments such as TruStem Cell Therapy, however, have the potential to improve the patient’s quality of life, reduce symptoms and possibly slow the progression of the disease.
While the FDA has not yet approved stem cell therapy as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, clinical studies have demonstrated safety and potential efficacy. The FDA, however, requires further investigation before the treatment can be approved.
If you are interested in Parkinson’s stem cell treatment, or simply have questions about this exciting new procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
What steps are involved in receiving treatment through TruStem Cell Therapy?
How are stem cells administered back into Parkinson’s patients through TruStem Cell Therapy?
Systemic IV infusion of their stem cells to fully saturate the entire body.
Localized injections into targeted areas of damage.
What is unique about receiving stem cell therapy through TruStem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s ?
Our focus is safety, efficacy, and patient-centric care when providing access to superior stem cell therapy.
We utilize only board certified surgeons, physicians and accredited clinicians to provide care for patients.
Laboratory protocols are developed and refined by our PhD Neuroscientist.
A clinical team with expertise in practicing cellular based medicine.
Accredited Surgical Centers for enhanced procedural and patient safety
Targeted administration methods that direct stem cells toward specific areas of damage.
Skilled Patient Advocates who are trained to provide truthful, realistic expectations resulting from stem cell therapy. We do not make outlandish promises of cures or inaccurate claims related to improvement rates.
Can this treatment cure Parkinson's?
It is important for patients and caregivers to understand that current therapies, including stem cell treatment, does not provide a cure for Parkinson’s. However, TruStem Cell Therapy may have the potential to improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing symptoms and complications related to PD as well as slowing its progression
Are stem cells FDA approved for Parkinson's?
The FDA has not approved stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s. As noted above, studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s but additional studies are needed before FDA approval can be secured.
TruStem Cell Therapy does not claim that any applications, or potential applications, using autologous stem cells are approved by the FDA, or are even effective. We do not claim that these treatments 100% effective for any listed nor unlisted condition, intended or implied. It’s important for potential patients to do their own research based on the options that we present so that one can make an informed decision. Any decision to participate in our patient funded experimental protocols is completely voluntary.
What type of improvements can I expect from stem cell therapy?
It may be possible through these treatments, to improve a patient’s quality of life by minimizing disease related symptoms and complications. For Parkinson’s patients, improvements in any one or multiple disease related complications such as: mobility, tremors, fatigue, sleep impairment, sense of taste and smell, mood, rigidity, involuntary movement, etc… If you have questions regarding how these treatments may help you, please contact one of our Patient Advocates to learn more.