Stem Cell Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Stem Cell ALS Treatment: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurological disorder which is mainly related to nerve cells. Our neurons are responsible for muscle movements, like chewing, talking or breathing, just to name a few. It is a severity disease which means it will be increasing over the course of time. ALS Stem Cell Therapy is available now at our treatment center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Stem Cell ALS Treatment
ALS Stem Cell Therapy
There are no single tests that can detect ALS. The physician has to review the medical history and then conduct neurological examinations periodically to check whether the symptoms are getting worse or not. The primary diagnosis is made by observing the signs and symptoms by the physician after running a series of tests. These tests can be electromyography (EMG) wherein the electrical ability of the muscle fibers is checked through special recordings. Then there is Nerves Conduction Study (NCS) and this test is done on the nerves. The doctor may also refer to Magnetic Resonance Test (MRI) including a set of laboratory tests such as urine and blood tests.
MSC´s have plasticity properties and the ability to provide growth factors which modulate the immune system. The transplantation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) leads to the increase in the survival of neurons as these cells are known to produce proteins that are helpful in the growth and survival of new-developing and mature neurons. Moreover, the idea of replacing the dying neurons with new stems cells is now more realistic, feasible and appealing. Patients who have been treated with stem cells have shown improvements in coordination, balance, speech, swallowing and few other areas as well.
Beneficial Actions of Stem Cells for ALS
- Ross the endothelial brain barrier
- Migrate to sites of injury (chemotaxis)
- Communicate with and alter nearby cells (paracrine effect)
- Encourage existing cells to self-repair (autocrine effect)
- Immune modulation
- Transform into neurons and glia
- Promote the formation of nerve cell axons (axogenesis)
- Release neuroprotective factors
- Encourage existing cells to adapt (neuroplasticity)
Results Achieved with Stem Cell Treatment for ALS:
- Slowing of disease progression
- Improved breathing ability
- Improved speech
- Improved ability to swallow
- Reduced levels of muscle wasting