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Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson Disease in Pakistan
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to differentiate into any other cell type. They can also divide and renew themselves, meaning they can be used for regenerative purposes. It has been found stem cells are of particular importance in cases of Parkinson’s disease because these stem cells produce dopamine. This is important because Parkinson’s patients suffer from a lack of dopamine production which leads to tremors, speech problems, and more! Additionally Stem cells are the body’s true multi-potentiality cells to treat diseases like diabetes, heart problems and now Parkinson’s treatment is possible through stem cell therapy. Stem Cells have developed rapidly and provided a new ray of hope to many patients all over the world suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Why choose our stem cell clinic for Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and degenerative neurological disorder that leads to the loss of neurons in the brain. This leads to uncontrolled shaking, muscle rigidity, and difficulty with walking, speech, and cognition. The stem cell therapy we offer at Shifa Rejuvenation Clinic has been shown to be an effective treatment for Parkinson’s Disease.
We use Superior Quality Stem Cells which can help reverse the damage done by Parkinson’s disease while also providing relief for patients who suffer from chronic pain.
How stem cells can work to improve your condition?
Stem cell therapy is one such treatment that holds great promise for Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke including other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The reason behind this success rate is because stem cell therapy regenerates damaged tissues by replacing them with healthy functioning ones through its unique capability to develop into various specialized cells required by our body. Stem Cell Therapy has developed rapidly and has provided a new ray of hope to many patients.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the nervous system. The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease isn’t known, but it’s likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Genes may play a role because Parkinson’s disease can run in families.
Symptoms of Parkinson Disease
Symptoms vary from person to person, but they usually don’t appear until dopamine-producing nerve cells have been damaged or destroyed over time often as long as 20 years before symptoms begin showing up regularly. In some cases, people with Parkinson’s disease first show signs between age 50 and 60; others not until their 80s or 90s.
In more than a third of Parkinson’s disease cases, an early symptom is a difficulty in moving or controlling your muscles. This may start on one side of the body and affect just one limb.
Other symptoms include:
– slow, stiff movements that get more severe during routine activities such as walking or getting out of bed;
– unintended rhythmic jerking movements called dyskinesias. These occur when certain brain cells die off and produce sudden spasms in different parts of the body at unpredictable times. People with Parkinson’s disease can experience everything from having occasional trouble buttoning their shirts to uncontrollable shaking while they speak.
– trouble sleeping;
– changes in handwriting;
– memory problems
– other changes in mental abilities.
Many of these symptoms are treatable with stem cell therapy that can make them easier to manage.
Symptoms eventually worsen to the point where they affect daily activities such as walking, talking, eating, drinking, dressing oneself, and caring for one’s own hygiene needs. Speech becomes softer until it is unintelligible while swallowing often becomes increasingly difficult causing choking episodes which increases the risk of death by aspiration pneumonia. Eventually even breathing causes difficulties so most patients must be intubated towards the end stages
Causes of Parkinson Disease
Parkinson’s disease causes can be divided into two categories: genetic causes and environmental causes.
Types of Genetic Causes
The first category is genetics which includes an abnormal gene that causes the body to produce too much dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain associated with movement control. Parkinson’s Disease typically begins between ages 50 and 60, but can also start before age 40 or after age 70.
Environmental Causes of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease causes are classified as environmental causes due to the fact that they occur through exposure to certain drugs which has been proven in scientific studies.
– The most common sign of parkinsonism is a resting tremor, which causes shaking when the individual assumes or is forced into certain positions.
– Other less frequent symptoms are impaired movement and balance problems due to changes in muscle stiffness, slow movements, rigidity, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and difficulty speaking or swallowing.
– Symptoms worsen with time as the disease progresses to its final stages where it causes an inability to walk, talk, swallow properly, stay awake for a long period of time.
Parkinson Disease Stages
Parkinson’s disease stages are broken into 5 stages, including the pre-symptomatic phase. These stages are used to determine what treatment is necessary for each stage of Parkinson’s.
The stages are broken up as follows:
Pre-symptomatic or symptomless stage – no signs of motor or non-motor symptoms are exhibited.
Stage 1 Parkinson’s Disease is the earliest stage of this condition. It can be difficult to diagnose because it shares many symptoms with other neurological conditions. The most common symptom at Stage 1 is a tremor, which might occur in one hand or foot. Other early signs are stiffness, slowness of movement, and difficulty with balance and coordination
Early Symptomatic Stage – Some shaking or stiffness of the limbs is noticed along with slowness or impaired coordination, but no loss of independence is obvious yet. Non-motor symptoms may start to begin during this stage as well, including constipation, unstable blood pressure, sleep disturbances, loss of smell, or vaginal dryness.
Motor Symptoms/Progression – There are general changes in the way a person performs movements with their upper and lower extremities that they would not be able to perform on their own. There’s also an increase in tremor intensity which causes difficulty sleeping and performing everyday tasks like eating or dressing due to lack of motor control. People at this stage are still able to walk on their own.
Mild/Early Onset Stage – Symptoms at this point are usually noticeable both by the person with the disease and other people around them, although there is no need for outside help yet. A few states may be experienced within this general stage as well, depending on how quickly symptoms progress.
People in this stage can begin to develop issues with memory or mild cognitive impairment. which means they have trouble remembering new information or making decisions or judgments based on it.
Loss of balance becomes an issue at this point as well, causing many problems when trying to maintain orientation. Others will start noticing difficulties swallowing food due to slurred speech and/or difficulty chewing food properly. Parkinson’s stages at this point may also manifest differently based on a person, depending on what type of Parkinson’s they have.
Moderate Stage – an overall decline to all functions occurs during the moderate stages. People with Parkinson’s will now start requiring assistance from others. In addition to the stages before, as well as loss of cognitive function and memory as mentioned earlier, mobility becomes incredibly difficult for those in this stage due to impaired balance and coordination difficulties.
They often require a wheelchair or cane at this point because it is very difficult for them to walk without help from another person. Even eating their meals becomes increasingly difficult due to issues with chewing and swallowing food at a normal pace Now people with Parkinson’s may also start to experience problems with speech as well as loud, uncontrollable vocal outbursts.
Severe Stage – those at the severe stages generally can no longer walk without assistance and their balance is greatly impaired. They will generally need a wheelchair or some other form of mobility equipment at this point to get around independently if they are even still able to do so on their own. Problems with coordination become rampant at this stage due to slurred speech and major issues chewing food properly without choking.
People experiencing Parkinson’s stages at this point usually need another person there constantly in order for them to eat because they have trouble swallowing food normally. Additional stages that can be experienced are freezing episodes where people cannot move temporarily during specific stages of activity, such as when standing up or walking, and stages where people cannot move at all without assistance from another person.
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