Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that affects many joints, including those in the hands and feet. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks its own tissue. Fortunately, ongoing research shows that this disorder may be helped with mesenchymal stem cell treatment. Stem cells have the ability to change into any type of cell in the body. This process is referred to as differentiation. In this article we discuss the uses of stem cells for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
STEM CELL THERAPY FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Stem cells can be administered intravenously to find and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. For Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, stem cells may be able to help repair damaged tissue, increase mobility, and reduce pain. These beneficial effects can be attributed to the powerful anti-inflammatory of mesenchymal stem cells.
STEM CELLS EFFECT ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Stem cells show the ability to calm and regulate an unbalanced immune system. Research shows that mesenchymal stem cells can inhibit T-cell proliferation to alloantigens and mitogens and prevent the development of cytotoxic (toxic to living cells) in vitro.
MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL THERAPY
A 2019 study that included 64 individuals concluded that mesenchymal stem cell therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. In fact, the study found that there were significant decreases for the inflammatory and/or RA serological Makers, including ESR, CRP, RF, and anti-CCP at years 1 and 3 after treatment.
TRADITIONAL THERAPIES FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
The most commonly used traditional therapy for RA typically includes DMARDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), slow-acting anti-rheumatic drugs (SAARDs), and hormone drugs. Each of these treatments can come with side effects after long-term use. More importantly, however, these treatment options cannot change the progress of the disease or repair damaged tissues.
IS STEM CELL THERAPY EFFECTIVE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy may have long-term beneficial effects on RA patients. Research so far has demonstrated the long-term safety and efficacy of UC-MSC therapy in RA patients with the therapeutic effects of umbilical cord-tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells lasting for three years with stable clinical outcomes.
DO STEM CELLS CURE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
While recent data shows promising results, stem cell therapy is still not considered to "cure" Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Mesenchymal stem cells, can, however, significantly improve Rheumatoid Arthritis patients' quality of life.
WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation throughout the body primarily in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when you immune system incorrectly attacks your body's own tissues.
MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AND INFLAMMATION
Mesenchymal stem cells posses a unique and innate ability to seek out inflammation in the body. Clinical data has shown that stem cels can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation, and balance out the immune system thereby promoting better health and quality of life. Mesenchymal stem cells migrate specifically into damaged tissues sites where they can differentiate into functional cells to replace damaged and diseased cells.
PRODROMOS STEM CELL INSTITUTE PROTOCOL
The Prodromos Stem Cell Institute is partnered with Vitro Biopharma—an award-winning medical laboratory located in Golden, Colorado and is ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 certified. Cells are only sourced from the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) certified suppliers of full-term, ethically US donated human umbilical cords. The selection of these donated tissues is extraordinarily regulated and strict as per the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) standards. These cells aren't a blood product and therefore do not require HLA or phenotypic matching and are extremely safe.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that affects many joints, including those in the hands and feet. Fortunately, ongoing research shows that this disorder may be helped with mesenchymal stem cell treatment. Stem cells have the ability to change into any type of cell in the body. This process is referred to as differentiation