Lupus or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a serious and potentially fatal autoimmune disorder that affects hundreds of thousands of people in the US. The source of this disorder is unknown, but the immune system attacks its own healthy cells causing long term chronic inflammation. Organs affected include kidneys, joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, brain, and the lungs. The symptoms of Lupus may come in waves and each person experiences different symptoms. However, most people with Lupus experience swelling, joint pain, and fatigue. Other common symptoms include chest pain, fever, general discomfort, hair loss, sensitivity to sunlight, abdominal pain, rashes, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes.
A stem cell is a specialized cell that is capable of proliferating (turning into) another type of cell such as muscle, nerve, skin, or a blood cell. Stem cells act as your own natural repair system.
Current treatment options for Lupus include immunosuppressants and steroids with the goal of reducing inflammation and flare ups. Common medications include Cyclosporine, Belimumab, Methotrexate, Azathioprine, Chloroquine, Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxychloroquine, and types of Prednisone.
Side Effects Of These Drugs Include:
- Trouble Breathing
- Numbness In Hands And Feet
- Stomach Pain
- Body Aches
- Rapid Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Blistering Skin
- Dark Urine
- Unusual Bleeding
- Memory Loss
- Trouble Sleeping
The goal of Adipose-Derived stem cell treatment is to promote the reversal of Lupus. The anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells can provide significant symptom relief from this chronic inflammatory disease without the dangerous side effects of the drugs currently used to treat this condition.
At Stemcellix, we use the latest applications of stem cell treatments to treat Lupus. In this specialized procedure, stem cells are taken from the patient and re-administered after being washed and separated from the white blood cells that are responsible for the disease. This procedure has shown promise with patients, boasting significant pain and symptom relief in as little as a few weeks. Most patients will not be disease free after just one treatment, however 50% of patients who have received stem cell treatments have been symptom-free for five years.