Regenerative Medicine for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease Symptoms
Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system targets colonic cells. This results in chronic inflammtion. The cause is unknown and could be related to an unhealthy microbial environment and infections. Surgeries such as appendectomies may also be implicated.
The symptoms can be debilitating to live with and include diarrhea, urgency, fatigue, weak immune system, and joint pain. In severe Crohn’s fistulas may develop which are difficult to treat and become chronic resulting in more surgeries and frequent antibiotics. 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 chronic malnutrition. A patient can tend to constipation or diarrhea, having 5-15 bowel movements per day. Due to the urgency and frequent bowel movements, activities such as travel and work become challenging. Chron’s disease is progressive with no cure.
Crohn’s Disease Treatments
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 are also anti-microbial which is important in treating IBD. Stem cells 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. For more information on how stem cells work visit our FAQ page.
There are 3 sources of stem cells, umbilical, bone, and adipose tissue. The infusions 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 a systemic IV. 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 Arizona.
What Results Can I expect for Crohn’s Disease?
Many studies have been done for over 15 years on the use of mesenchymal stem cells for Crohn’s patients. Most patients experience a decrease in symptoms within a few weeks after one stem cell infusion. If you have a healthy lifestyle, you will most likely just need one infusion and will experience long term results. Our patients regain a normal quality of life again within 2 months. Full results are seen after 3 months. Our physician has treated IBD for 17 years and offers the 90 day regenerative program along with the stem cell infusion to her patients at no additional cost.
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.
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.
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