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Stem Cell Treatment For MS
Storing stem cells could give an effective chance of fighting Multiple Sclerosis.
Before we outline how stem cell treatments may be used as a therapy for MS, it might be helpful to learn what MS is.
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition where the body’s immune system becomes compromised, causing damage to the nervous system.
Your nerves are coated in a substance called myelin, which, in an MS sufferer becomes damaged, leading their body to not be able to send messages as effectively as it might need to. This means that MS sufferers can display a wide range of symptoms of their disease, ranging from blurred vision to fatigue, to issues when going to the toilet.
At the time of writing this, there are no therapies for MS in active use. However, there are many trials taking place, which have shown some strong, positive results so far.
Chief among these is a procedure known as Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, or AHSCT. In this therapy, the harmful cells that cause the immune system to be compromised are removed altogether, and replaced with stem cells from the patient that are used to regrow the immune system, in effect ‘rebooting’ it.
There is also a team working on the possibility that stem cells could be used to repair the damaged myelin, as well as completely re-growing new nerves, although these treatments are still some way off reaching patients.
By harvesting and storing your baby’s umbilical and placental stem cells, you are potentially giving them the opportunity to make the most of these therapies at a time in their life when they may very well need them.
The fact is, there is a very strong likelihood that your child will live to see their hundredth birthday, and with this kind of age comes a new set of difficulties that a younger body simply does not have to deal with. In the decades to come, scientists will be working on and discovering many different ways to use stem cells to treat a whole raft of illnesses.
Why not give your child the fighting chance that they might need?
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