What is Lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which one’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy, normal living tissue. In a healthy body, under normal function, the immune system creates antibodies to fight and protect against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. This chronic disorder makes the immune system unable to differentiate between healthy tissue and antigens. It directs antibodies to attack both resulting in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, as well as damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs.
There are many kinds of lupus with varying symptoms. The most common type is systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE, which attacks many areas of the body. Discoid lupus, causes an incurable rash. Subacute cutaneous lupus causes sores after exposure to the sun. Drug induced lupus is caused by medication. Neonatal lupus is a rare type of lupus that affects newborns. The causes of lupus are not certain, however, research shows it may most likely be due to a combination of hereditary, environmental, and hormonal factors.
There are not two cases of lupus exactly alike. Signs and symptoms can be experienced suddenly or develop slowly and gradually. Most go through cycles of symptoms called flares and periods of wellness called remission. The flares can be mild or severe as well as temporary or permanent. There is a wide range of symptoms that are known to affect many parts of the body and most experience symptoms in only a few organs. More serious cases can lead to problems with kidneys, the heart, the lungs, blood, or the nervous system.
Today treatment for lupus consists of only medications that treat the symptoms following diagnosis, and immunosuppressors to delay the abnormal response. While these methods are most commonly used they can also lead to side effects of their own. In addition to some physician prescribed drugs, eating balanced meals, minimal exercise, and a stress free environment will help reduce the effects of the symptoms.
Stem Cell Treatment for Lupus
Adipose stem cell therapy is a new alternative treatment to help manage the symptoms of lupus. The stem cells harvested from a patient have the potential to replace countless cells of the body. Recent research in the advancement of adult stem cell therapy has shown that restoration of damaged cells through this treatment is possible. Results of several early clinical studies of stem cell transplantation for lupus have been promising. In one study, half of the patients remained disease-free five years after undergoing the procedure. This breakthrough in regenerative medicine shines a light of hope on those battling this degenerative disease. Improvements have been seen in the following symptoms after treatment:
- Improvements in tissue function
- Reduction or elimination of dependence on immunosuppressors
- Increased energy
- Reduction or elimination of low-grade fevers
- Reduction or elimination in the appearance of lesions
- Potential reduction of antibody levels
- Reduction in the damage to vital organs; such as lungs and kidneys
Although there is no cure for lupus, there is an alternative way to fight back against the harmful and painful effects of lupus. Adipose stem cell therapy is a natural treatment that helps manage your symptoms and reduce the effects of further damage. Repair and regeneration of diseased cells are possible.
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