July 18, 2018

 

Stem Cell Therapy for Myasthenia Gravis-Hope Medical Group

Stem cell therapy for myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. The cause of myasthenia gravis is a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. While myasthenia gravis can affect people of any age, it's more common in women younger than 40 and in men older than 60.

Muscle weakness caused by myasthenia gravis worsens as the affected muscle is used repeatedly. Since symptoms typically improve with rest, your muscle weakness may come and go. However, the symptoms of myasthenia gravis tend to progress over time, usually reaching their worst within a few years after the onset of the disease.

Although myasthenia gravis can affect any of the muscles that you control voluntarily, certain muscle groups are more commonly affected than others.

Eye muscles
In more than half the people who develop myasthenia gravis, their first signs and symptoms involve eye problems, such as:

  • Drooping of one or both eyelids (ptosis)
  • Double vision (diplopia), which may be horizontal or vertical

Face and throat muscles
In about 15 percent of people with myasthenia gravis, the first symptoms involve face and throat muscles, which can cause difficulties with:

  • Altered speaking. Your speech may be very soft or may sound nasal, depending upon which muscles have been affected.
  • Difficulty swallowing. You may choke very easily, which makes it difficult to eat, drink or take pills. In some cases, liquids you're trying to swallow may come out your nose.
  • Problems chewing. The muscles used for chewing may wear out halfway through a meal, particularly if you've been eating something hard to chew, such as steak.
  • Limited facial expressions. Family members may note that you've "lost your smile" if the muscles that control your facial expressions are affected.

Neck and limb muscles
Myasthenia gravis can cause weakness in your neck, arms and legs, but this usually happens in conjunction with muscle weakness in other parts of your body — such as your eyes, face or throat. The disorder usually affects arms more often than legs. However, if it affects your legs, you may waddle when you walk. If your neck is weak, it may be hard to hold your head erect.

Stem Cells Therapy :

With the lack of effective drug treatments for myasthenia gravis, stem cell treatment has become the number one treatment for this disease. Stem cell therapy is an attractive strategy for neurological diseases and has generated optimism about restoring function or delaying degeneration. Stem cells that are isolated and expanded in culture can be modified to release growth factors and generate glial cells following transplantation into the spinal cord or brain. As such, they might be able to both detoxify the local environment around dying motor neurons and deliver atrophic factors.

With our good clinical efficacy to demonstrate that adult stem cell therapy or umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSC) represents a good chance for treating myasthenia gravis and that intraspinal injection of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSC) is also safe in the long term. Recently treated cases show promising therapeutic effects in myasthenia gravis without causing any side effects.

Treatment Method :

Number of Injection – 2 units of umbilical cord blood stem cell (UCBSC)

2 units of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSC)

Type of Injection - Stem cell transplantation via lumbar punctures x 2 times

Intravenous (IV) Injection x 2 times

Adjuvant Therapy :

Rehabilitation therapy (2 hours per day and 5 days per week)

Chinese traditional medicine to recuperate

Treatment Period : 12 days

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