Autoimmune Treatments

Autoimmune Treatments Provided by Worldwide Stem Cell Treatment Centers

At Worldwide Stem Cell Treatment Centers, our goal is to provide our patients with access to well-rounded treatment options that will address all of their concerns in a safe, effective manner. Too often, our patients are exposed to treatment options that lead to dangerous side effects and complications. In this manner, we seek to provide something different through the power of regenerative medicine. One example of regenerative medicine is stem cell therapy, which we use to help our patients from a variety of conditions, including autoimmune diseases.

What Is an Autoimmune Disease?

The body relies on its immune system to protect it against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. The body’s white blood cells look for antibodies that coat invaders, targeting them for destruction. In some cases, the body’s immune system can become sidetracked and start attacking itself. This is called an autoimmune disease.

Some of the most common examples of autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s disease, and 119 other autoimmune diseases. These diseases can be challenging to treat and can become frustrating for the patient. While many of these patients take immunosuppressant medications, these also have side effects. One of the most serious side effects is that they actually weaken the body’s immune system, making it more vulnerable to infections.

Using Stem Cell Therapy in the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

In some cases of autoimmune diseases, the disease might be so severe that the patient’s immune system has to be replaced. All cells in the body come from stem cells and this includes the cells in the immune system. When stem cells are used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, the goal is often to completely replace the stem cells of the patient with a new line of stem cells. That is where stem cell therapy can be helpful.

First, the patient is given an injection of growth factors, which is going to encourage the stem cells to be released from the bone marrow. These cells are going to be taken, purified, and stored. After this, the patient’s immune system (the cells that are attacking the patient’s body) are going to be destroyed. After this, the stem cells that were originally taken and purified are returned to the patient’s body. These stem cells are then used to repopulate the immune system.

This is called an autologous treatment because the cells are literally coming from the patient’s own body; however, they are still replacing the body’s immune system, which is attacking itself. In this manner, stem cells can play a critical role in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. If this treatment works, then the patient might be able to stop taking immunosuppressive medications, which can lead to serious side effects.

The Risks of Using Stem Cells To Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Of course, there are also going to be some risks that go along with this procedure. If the body’s immune system is destroyed before it is replaced with new stem cells, then this could make the body more susceptible to contracting an infection.

At Worldwide Stem Cell Treatment Centers, we take every precaution possible to prevent this from happening. We will never recommend a treatment to anyone without them understanding the risks and taking the appropriate measures to educate them. If you have questions for us about this treatment, we are here to answer them.

Contact Worldwide Stem Cell Treatment Centers Today To Make an Appointment!

Autoimmune diseases can be incredibly frustrating for patients and medical providers. That is why we have taken a slightly different approach. At Worldwide Stem Cell Treatment Centers, we can use stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including autoimmune diseases. Our trained professionals are going to walk with you every step of the way, making sure that you understand how the treatment process is going to unfold. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with the treatment of autoimmune diseases, then contact us today to make an appointment! We would be honored to help you!