Autoimmune disease: Stem Cell Therapy Lupus
Lupus, sometimes known by the name systematic lupus erythematous is a disease that affects the immune system rendering it active against one’s own body. It results in inflammation and swelling of the normal body tissues as a result of excited or hyperactive immune system. It is a systematic chronic disorder.
Our immune system works by targeting foreign substances that gain entry to our body. If a person is suffering from lupus, it would result in the immune system working against one’s own body cells and tissues which are otherwise healthy.
Lupus can affect a number of body parts. Some of the organs or tissues effected are listed below.
- joints of the body
- vessels of the body
Our immune system is capable of producing a number of proteins that are known as antibodies. These antibodies work against any foreign antigen, bacteria, viruses or fungi. However, in case of lupus, our body is not skilled enough to differentiate between harmful antigens and normal body organs and cells, resulting in immune system harming our normal body structures. So, any body part can be affected due to lupus.
There are two main types of lupus:
1. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
It is a connective tissue disorder involving endothelial cells of the vessels, kidneys and joints in the body. It mainly involves inflammation and occurs frequently in young children and women.
2. Discoid lupus
A persistent and periodic type of lupus that is mostly characterized by scales, atrophy of muscles, follicular plugging, telangiectasia and macules.
What is the cause of Lupus?Till now the reason for the occurrence of lupus is not known but some investigators believe a number of factors are responsible for lupus. Some of them are listed below:
A number of our bodily systems are in control of specific chemicals that are known as hormones. Out of every 10 cases affected from lupus, 9 of them effects women. Therefore, it is thought that there might be a link between lupus and estrogen. Estrogen hormone is produced in both women and men but this hormone is notable more in women than men. (specifically, before their menses or when they are expectant)
As medical studies advances, medical scientists have recognized more than 50 genes that are mostly seen in patients suffering from lupus. In most cases these genes don’t elicit lupus. This was proved by bringing up two twins under same circumstances and having an alike inherent characteristic, but even then, only one of them develops lupus.
3. Environmental agents
Factors prevailing in our environment like those of toxins or viruses or other medically harmful organisms can initiate lupus in patients who are genetically prone to them. Even though most of these factors are not considered accurate due to lack in information and research, scientists think that some of them that might have an influence on lupus are:
b) Antibiotics and bactericidal drugs
c) Ultra-violent radiations
e) colds and viral infections
f) depression and stress states
Facts about Lupus that you should know
Lupus is not communicable and does not spread through any sort of sexual contact. Even though we use the same immune suppressing drugs used in chemotherapy, lupus is not linked with any kind of cancer. Cancer is a condition in which there is a sudden unusual growth of cells that is uncontrolled and results in invasion of cells in surrounding and metastasis, on the other hand lupus is just an autoimmune disease. It can be treated by stem cell therapy lupus.
Who are affected by Lupus?
The adverse effects of lupus can be elicited by anyone but most specifically 90% of the patients are females and they attain this disorder in between the ages of fifteen and forty-five (this is the time where they are active reproductively). Pregnancy and hormones can possibly aggravate this condition.
Childrens in their puberty are mostly recognized with lupus. This condition is more severe and exaggerated in children’s than in adults although the symptoms for childhood and adult lupus are similar. That are the reason children are given stronger treatment that maintains their condition before it can harm any vital organs.
Lupus does not occur commonly in men. Out of every 10-person affected from lupus only 1 is male and the rest occurs in female. Men can develop lupus in any stage of their lives. There is no permanent risk duration for men but in case for females, it occurs mostly during the child hood.
Symptoms of lupus
Lupus symptoms can be severe or mild depending on their immune systems and it differ from one person to another. Below are some of the common symptoms.
1) pain in joints
2) pain in muscles
4) Red rashes also known by the name Butterfly rash
5) pain in chest while taking deep breaths
6) Swelling in different body regions
7) Pale toes and fingers
8) ulcers in the mouth
9) swollen glands
Treating lupus with stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy lupus includes the removal of the injured or damaged and replacing them with normal healthy stem cells. Effective and powerful drugs are used that destroy the damaged cells of the immune system. Although these stem cells are not mature, they are collected from any other mature tissue like bone marrow and have the skill to change into any other cell type and divide itself.
Traditionally used medicines can only reduce the eminent symptoms. Stomach ulcers and liver disorder can be an adverse effect in case of long-term use of prescribed drugs. Stem cell therapy lupus provides a substitute pathway that combines mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and hematopoietic stem cells in treatment of lupus.
At StemCells21 medical center there are patients who are recognized as lupus free by their respective doctors after the stem cell therapy lupus. They have a negative double stranded DNA test and they also show negative results for lupus related antibodies. These patients are enjoying the nest of their lives and are lupus free. Request with our staff and our patients are happy to talk to you.
Benefits of Lupus treatment with stem cells
Stem cell therapy lupus is used as a replacement method to help control the lupus symptoms. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the ability to change a large number of cells in our body.
Following are improvements seen in patients after treatment:
- Improved functions of the tissue
- Reduce dependence on immune suppression mechanisms
- Increase in energy
- less occurrence of low-grade fevers
- less occurrence of low-grade fevers
- low appearance of lesion on the body
- decrease level of antibodies production that are potentially harmful
- Decrease in harmful effects of vital organs like liver and kidney