Rheumatoid and Osteo-arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints. It means that the body's defense system is attacking the natural components of the joint such as Type 1 Collagen. Not only will this ultimately destroy the joints, but it can also affect other organs of the body causing pulmonary fibrosis, renal damage and even heart damage.
Stem cells, especially those that have been harvested from the fat in the abdominal area, have been used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Injecting stem cells around the affected joint have proven to be effective with postive results. Patients with severe form of arthritis that have been treated by Global Stem Cell Network and Adistem Technology with Stem Cell Therapy reported to have a wider range of movements and activities after the treatment has been administered. Stem cells have the ability to pinpoint and target the inflamed sites and joints, releasing growth factors in that area and reviving the surrounding tissues. These patients who have recieved treatment noted that pain have been reduced at least 60% after the treatment, allowing them not to take as much medications like before the treatment. They have been able to enjoy various activities and are open to a wider range of activities.
These stem cells have a unique ability to shut off the body's pathological response to its own natural components and cells while preserving its natural ability to ward off harmful foreign substances and diseases.