At National Stem Cell Centers, our affiliated physicians believe that adult stem cell treatments have enormous potential benefits, especially when coupled with our groundbreaking medical technology that allows us to harvest stem cells safely from fat deposits. Using local anesthesia, we can retrieve as much as 2500 times the number of stem cells found in bone marrow. Several clinical studies have shown that much of the success of adult stem cell treatment is dependent on the number of stem cells deployed. Additionally, the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) we harvest have the capability to differentiate into different forms of cells, making them useful in the treatment of many different kinds of disorders.
Stem cells appear to act like scouts, seeking out areas of damage where they can then differentiate into the specific form of cell required to help heal blood vessels, nerves, fat, muscle, connective tissues, and other body structures. When not in active use, they seem to remain dormant, yet available in bone marrow and fat stores. Once damage occurs, they are awakened and recruited for healing by cytokines. (Cytokines are proteins secreted by specific cells within the immune system, used to signal immune responses, inflammation and other processes.) In addition, to treating pain, autoimmune disorders and neurological disorders, we are pleased to provide stem cell treatments for the following:
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Interstitial cystitis (IC), or painful bladder syndrome, is a disorder that affects millions of people. A severe, often debilitating condition, it is difficult to diagnose and often confused with other disorders because of the wide range of overlapping symptoms. The condition causes pain and pressure below the belly button, causing urgent and often painful visits to the restroom. The urge to urinate is so strong, it can cause patients to urinate as many as 40-60 times in a single day, in severe cases. It can interfere with sleep, work and other normal activities.
Fat (adipose tissue) derived adult (non-embryonic) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are currently being investigated for use in certain degenerative conditions that result in damage to various organs and systems. Recent studies have provided evidence that adult stem cells can differentiate into fully functional smooth muscles cells, such as those that make up bladder tissue. Research has shown that patients with IC demonstrate abnormal cell signaling and cytokine release. For this reason, we feel that stem cell treatment might prove beneficial for interstitial cystitis patients who exhibit mucosal and smooth muscular damage.
Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, stroke (CVA or cerebrovascular accident), and other degenerative neurological disorders, may be treatable with regenerative medicine.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for around 1 in 3 deaths in the United States alone. Approximately 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, with an average of one death every 40 seconds. This means that heart disease claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer and lung disorders combined.
Cardiac disorders such as congestive heart failure (which is responsible for as many as one million hospitalizations each year), myocardial infarction (also known as a heart attack), chronic angina (chest pain related to heart function), coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy (diseases that damage the heart), and valve disorders are all leading causes of heart related death.
Pulmonary (lung) disorders including asthma, lung cancer, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and emphysema, are a contributing factor in millions of deaths worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), an estimated 25 million people have asthma in the United States. Another 14.8 million have been diagnosed with COPD, with an estimated 12 million yet to be diagnosed. Pulmonary and cardiac related conditions are often overlapping. Together they are responsible for 3 out of every 4 deaths in the United States.
Until very recently, those wishing to reverse the signs of aging, such as bags and dark circles under the eyes, were limited to conventional plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts, which remove excess saggy skin, but may lead to a more “plastic” or undesirable overly taut appearance.
New advances in stem cell technology using adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) taken from your own naturally occurring adipose tissue (fat cells) are currently being developed. MSCs are very abundant in fat deposits (as much as 2500 times more than bone marrow). This is important because research strongly indicates that the ratio and number of stem cells seems to be one of the determining factors of successful therapeutic outcomes.
Under normal conditions these MSCs remain in a dormant (non-replicating) state until activated as part of a cellular healing cascade when the body has some form of injury or disease. Adult stem cells appear to have the ability to divide as many times as necessary to replenish and repair tissues when activated. When these cells are activated, they can differentiate, or become other kinds of specific cells.
Certain treatments have been developed that harness this ability, in order to provide a three-dimensional facelift without any scarring, by correcting the underlying cause of visible aging (loss of volume, skin elasticity and texture), without altering the natural anatomy of your facial structure. (All at a fraction of the cost of a traditional face-lift.)
Call (646) 448-0427 (New York) or (516) 403-1457 (Long Island) today to find out if stem cell therapies are right for you. National Stem Cell Centers also has locations in Southampton NY, New Jersey, Dallas and Houston in Texas, and Atlanta GA.
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