A New Hope for Parkinson’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Conditions
Posted on October 1, 2018
Parkinson’s disease is a life-changing degenerative brain disease without a cure. Its symptoms can affect every function of the body, and in many cases, so do the conventional medical treatments used to treat the condition. Many of the nearly 10 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease experience a whole new set of negative and life-altering consequences as a result of the drugs used to treat the symptoms of the disease. There is new hope, however, in the form of stem cell therapy.
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative brain condition. It develops when the dopamine-producing neurons in the brain become damaged. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include tremors, slow movements, muscle rigidity, slow gait, difficulty with coordination, fatigue, balance issues, dementia, difficulty speaking and urinary incontinence.
Researchers at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology recently discovered a new set of cell markers in the progenitor stem cells of the brain cells that create dopamine. The discovery of these cell markers will give Parkinson’s disease researchers a new blueprint on how to produce more neurons in the brain to replace the cells affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Why This Study Matters
This discovery matters because it could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Current therapies for Parkinson’s disease only treat its symptoms and often leave patients struggling with side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, difficulty urinating, extreme fatigue, appetite loss, and changes in mood and behaviors. One of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease drug therapy is involuntary movement, which can make eating, drinking, walking and driving difficult.
Alternative treatment is available for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease in the form of fat stem cell therapy from Park Avenue Stem Cell. Fat stem cell therapy can benefit those living with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions because fat stem cells can reduce the inflammation caused by the condition and generate new, healthy neural cells. These benefits cause a reduction in the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Are you living with Parkinson’s disease? Have you thought about fat stem cell therapy? Learn more from Park Avenue Stem Cell by calling 888-386-4751 for a consultation.