Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or Lupus as it is commonly referred to, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys and other organs. Autoimmune disease occurs when a patient’s immune system cannot differentiate between healthy and harmful substances. This causes an overactive immune response and the body attacks its own healthy cells. Chronic inflammation is the result. It is not known what causes autoimmune disease, although certain drugs can bring on Lupus.
Lupus symptoms vary and can affect many parts of the body. The most common symptoms are fatigue, fever, chest pain when breathing in, malaise, sensitivity to sunlight, hair loss, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes and mouth sores.
Lupus can be mild or very severe and even lead to death. It is much more common in women with nine times as many being affected as men. It tends to present itself from the ages of 10 to 50 and Asians and African Americans suffer from it more than people from other ethnicities.
New Stem Cell Treatments for Lupus Patients
Stem cells from adults are undifferentiated, meaning they can change into the cells of many organs and tissues in the body. Useful in countless therapies, they repair damaged fibers and revitalise failing cells through cell division, a process in which they multiply indefinitely. The science of stem cell application has improved greatly over recent years with much progress being made in new treatments.
Stem Cell Treatment at Angeles hospital
The Mexican hospital network Angeles Health has devised the Adult Autologous Stem Cell (A-ASC ) Therapy program to manage a many conditions, including lupus. Stem cell application for lupus makes use of autologous adult stem cells, which means they come from the patient’s own body. There is therefore little to no possibility of a patient’s body rejecting the stem cells.
The stem cells used during treatment come from the patient’s bone marrow and fat, or adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is better than bone marrow because it can yield up to ten times more stem cells. Bone marrow extraction is also a more difficult process to carry out than adipose tissue extraction.
These adipose-derived adult autologous stem cells used in the Stem Cell Application treatment program at Hospital Angeles are placed as close as possible to the targeted organ or tissues.
The procedure is not invasive and uses specialized catheterization, which does not challenge the patient medically very much. Stem cells can be distributed throughout the body, there is no need for an anesthetic and it is finished in under an hour.
Angeles Health International offer lupus patients progressive therapies of the highest quality as they are a Center of Excellence. Medical practitioners define and encourage best practices collaboratively by measuring outcomes, learning collectively and establishing procedure protocols. The Center of Excellence works with licensed medical professionals from many disciplines who adhere to officially appointed boards of expertise. This creates the highest standards of health care as well as investigative research.
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