Stem Cell Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

 Crohn’s Disease Symptoms


Colon tissue before and after stem cellsCrohn’s disease can be a debilitating condition to live with. Symptoms include diarrhea, urgency, fatigue, weak immune system, and joint pain. Due to urgency and frequent bowel movements, activities such as travel and work become challenging. Patients often have blood and mucus in there stool. Other symptoms include lower abdominal cramping, bloating and nausea. Patients have a difficult time gaining weight and get sick often due to a compromised immune system and malnutrition. A patient can tend to constipation or diarrhea, having 5-15 bowel movements per day. The condition is progressive with no cure. 

Crohn’s Disease Treatments

Conventional treatments include prednisone, biologics, and surgery. Prednisone is usually prescribed during a flare and is short term, although some patients take it daily for long term. Prednisone suppresses the immune system which controls the symptoms, however the long term cost of taking steroids is weakened bones and connective tissue and increased risk for systemic infections. Indeed prednisone is not a viable long term solution for a patient. The biologics are medications that are chemotherapy type drugs taken for long term to prevent flares. Most patients unfortunately do not understand that they are taking a chemotherapy type medication with long term health risks such as cancer. Despite these treatments most patients end up having to get partial or full colectomies. Our clinic wants to prevent this outcome by offering allternatives to just symptom control and surgery.


How can a Stem Cell IV help with Crohn’s Disease?

Stem cells are produced in our bodies to help heal and regenerate injured or unhealthy tissue. They also secrete substances that decrease inflammation in the body. In autoimmune conditions there is an imbalance in the inhibitory part of the immune system. The immune system becomes overactive which causes ongoing inflammation. Stem cells help to bring the immune system back into balance, resulting in less inflammation. They also facilitate the healing and replacement of injured tissue with strong healthy tissue. Stem cells have the ability to migrate to areas of injury where they will begin secreating valuable proteins to start the repair process. 

There are 3 sources of stem cells, umbilical, bone, and adipose tissue. The IV’s we administer to our patients contain 90 million stem cells and come from umbilical cord wharton’s jelly. When getting an IV for stem cells, the safest and most effective source is umbilical cord. Stem cells sourced from the patient’s adipose tissue is not safe due to risk of infection and there is no guarantee of number or viability of stem cells. Stem cells sourced from a patient’s bone marrow and adipose tissue are large in size which increases the risk for pulmonary blockages. Umbilical cord stem cells are superior and much safer for the lungs. They respond stongly to cytokine signaling from injured tissue. This is what makes them great for IV’s. They are small in size, immunopriveledged, and do not have the risk of causing pulmonary blockages.  We offer the high number of stem cells for intravenous use right here in Scottsdale.


The treatment is quick and simple, and for most patients one treatment is sufficient. To schedule a complimentary consult call 480-535-7868 or go to click here to have the doctor contact you for more information.

Google Review

Luicci Nader
Luicci Nader
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I was initially reluctant to have the Stem cell therapy done due to its cost factor. When modern medicine and all the meds in the world didn’t help me, roughly around 4 months after my stem cell infusion everything started changing. Feeling better than ever! I’m back to normal and better. Never felt so good.If you’re reluctant about getting the procedure feel free to contact me and I’ll fill you in with all the details.

Thanks a lot Dr. Hendricks ♥️
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