Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Stem cell research has shown great promise for those suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mesenchymal stem cells help alleviate pain, swelling and loss of function that results from this type of arthritis. At our facility the administration of mesenchymal stem cells has been successful in improving function and quality of life for those seeking relief from RA.
The stem cells we utilize at Infinity Medicina Regenerativa go to work to modulate your immune system and inhibit the production of inflammatory cytokines. With the soothing and healing effect of stem cells, you can finally recover the ability to walk, run, dance, whatever your heart desires. With treatment at our facility you can receive the powerful healing effects of mesenchymal stem cells that you can’t yet receive in the United States.
In our country, we can also expand the number of cells we administer by allowing them to proliferate naturally. This means that for the same investment, a patient at our facility might receive 30 or 100 million cells instead of the typical one to three million that is delivered at a U.S. facility. This expansion process starts with fresh stem cells that have never been cryopreserved, unlike stem cell processing in the U.S. which freezes cells before administration, resulting in significant loss of viable cells.
Avoiding Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications
You might already know that rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease. In other words, your body sees healthy tissue as a foreign substance and attacks it. This results in swelling in fingers, shoulders, elbows, knees or toes, along with pain and disfiguring lumps and loss of function. Patients who struggle to walk or hold a fork and who suffer constant pain come to us seeking an alternative to the medications their doctors at home told them to take.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
- Tender Joints
- Joint Stiffness
- Swollen Joints
- Warm Joints
A conventional doctor will prescribe rheumatoid arthritis medications like methotrexate, Arava, Celebrex, aspirin or Enbrel. Some of these drugs might ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for a little while but none actually enables the body’s ability to calm, soothe and heal the inflammation. And each one of these drugs comes with a list of side effects no one would want if they had a choice. Stem cell therapy finally gives you a choice.
When you’re talking about drug therapy for arthritis, it must be realized that many patients either don’t respond to medication or can’t tolerate all those side effects. Study after scientific study finds that treatment with stem cells is well tolerated and helps balance the the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors in the body. This benefit gets right down to the rheumatoid arthritis causes that need to be addressed for recovery to occur.
Improvements from Stem Cells
Our goal is to provide our patients with the growth factors, collagens, proteins, peptides that are needed to support the body’s ability to overcome symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. And what makes our patients very happy is that not only does their joint disfigurement and pain improve, they also recover from the fatigue that accompanies this health problem.
The stem cells we use are ethically harvested from donated umbilical cords. That makes them the youngest and most potent types of stem cells available for this therapy.
The sooner stem cells can be applied to improving rheumatoid arthritis, the better. That’s because the inactivity that accompanies joint pain will only make the situation worsen quickly. Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis as early as possible gives you the most time to enjoy the all your preferred activities of living.