Stem Cell Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis in Scottsdale Arizona
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
The symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis vary from minor to debilitating to one’s quality of life. The diagnoses is made once a patient presents with a flare. Flares can last weeks to months. The symptoms include multiple bowel moements per day up to 20 per day with blood. Chronic abdominal pain with cramping and nausea, extreme fatigue and anemia are also common. Patients with IBD are extremely malnourished due to the inability to absorb nutrients from their food. For this reason, they get sick often, lose hair, and have overall weakness. If quality of life has been diminished by this potentially terminal illness it’s time to look at something that may just change your life.
Ulcerative Colitis Treatments
The treatment for UC does not vary much from patient to patient. In general, prednisone is used to treat the flares. Some patients stay on a low dose for long term. Others maintain the symptoms by taking a biologic and use the prednisone only when having a flare. Unfortunately, biologics are immunosuppressive drugs which are never good to take for long term. This class of medications which are chemotherapy agents put the you at risk for cancer and infections. These drugs are metabolized by the kidneys and liver so you must closely monitored with blood work if taking them long term. The downfall of conventional treatments for IBD in general is that the goal is simply to control symptoms. The cause is not addressed so the treatment will never stop. The saddest thing is, managing symptoms does not prevent the possiblity of a partial or complete colectomy. Many who get diagnosed with ulcerative colitis are young adults. This leaves decades for the disease to progress, even with the management of symptoms.
Stem Cell Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis
Now there is a treatment that has shown to benefit patients long term. It has dramatic effects within just a few months. Patients report a significant improvement in quality of life. The number of bowel movements is reduced to a normal number and bleeding stops or is greatly reduced. The abdominal pain goes away, the patient gains weight, and gets sick less often. The most significant benefit is not having to live with life disrupting flares anymore.
How do stem cells help with Ulcerative Colitis?
Stem cell infusions deposit millions of health building and immunoprivledged cells into the system. The cells respond to cytokine signaling from injured tissue, so in this case the stem cells would migrate to colonic tissue. There they reduce inflammation and facilitate healing and repair. Here you can see the colonic tissue before and 12 months after a patient received the stem cell treatment. Studies are ongoing as to the many benefits of this treatment for IBD patients. For more information on how the stem cells work visit our FAQ page
What results can I expect?
Patients feel a difference in their overall health in just a few weeks. They experience increased stamina and strength. Full results are felt in 3 months. You will most likely just need one treatment. We follow our patients for a year and even then they are experiencing a normal life again with a stronger, more balanced immune system. We know that results vary depending on your lifestyle so in our office, we give you a 90 day nutritional program that includes personal guidence by the physician. A healthy lifestyle is important in maximizing the benefits of the stem cell treatement.
Call 480-535-7868 for a complimentary consult with the physician to go over your case or make an online request for a call back.
The use of treatments on this site require doctor evaluation and laboratory testing along with consideration of the risks, benefits, and other options before they are recommneded or prescribed. No offer is being made for any treatment without undergoing a medical records review or clinical work up, discussion of the nature of the evidence, risks, and benefits for a therapeutic approach specific to the patient including a discussion of treatment options. Therapies may be designed to strengthen the colon, rather than as specific treatments for a certain medical condition.