Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is known as a disorder of the nervous system that can cause loss of balance and loss of sensation in the limbs. Some of the most common symptoms are tiredness, visual disturbances and problems with coordination but the degree of severity can be very variable between patients.
MS installs as the protective sheath (the myelin sheath) around the nerve fibers becomes damaged or scarred. The actual cause of the illness is not fully understood, but genetics and external factors are supposed to play a role.
The true value of the stem cells is that they are cells that can both reproduce themselves and develop into many different cell types. There is a potential to use stem cells to treat different types of MS, but research into stem cells is still at the very early stages.
How do Stem Cells Treat MS?
Stem cells developed from adult or embryonic cells have the ability to grow to be just about any type of cell in the body, and the good news is that they can be developed into nerve cells, especially in those that make up the myelin. The process is carried out by injecting the affected person with stem cells obtained from their own bone marrow, with the aim of targeting only the affected areas and replacing or mending the damaged cells.
Today researchers believe that stem cells can be used to truly treat MS. There are two different ways in which they might be useful and bring relief:
- to repair or replace damaged tissue in the body. The most realistic goal for stem cells would be the repair of MS damage in the brain and spinal cord through re-growth of myelin and protection of nerve fibers from damage.
- to replace the immune system (thought to misfire in MS) and in that way prevent further damage in MS.
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Stem Cell Therapy is still an experimental treatment. Any information related to stem cell therapy provided in this website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace a consultation with a licensed physician nor be construed as medical advice or any emergency health need you may be experiencing.