Stem cells are the basic building blocks of human tissue and have the ability to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate tissues in the body. When a disease or injury strikes stem cells respond to specific signals and set about to facilitate the healing process by differentiating into specialized cells required for the body’s repair.
The majority of complications in Parkinson’s patients are related to the failure of dopamine neurons to do their job properly. Dopamine sends signals to the part of the brain that controls movement. It lets your muscles move smoothly and do what you want them to do. Once the nerve cells break down, you no longer have enough dopamine and you have trouble moving and completing tasks.
This stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s disease is designed to target these neurons and to help with the creation of new dopamine producing neurons. In addition, stem cells may release natural chemicals called cytokines which can induce differentiation of the stem cells into dopamine producing neurons.
Since each condition and patient are unique, there is no guarantee of what results will be achieved or how quickly they may be observed. According to patient feedback, many patients report results in one to three months, however, it may take as long as six to nine months. Individuals interested in stem cell therapy are urged to consult with their physician before choosing investigational, autologous adipose derived stem cell therapy as a treatment option.