Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by different neurological disturbances related to motor skills, balance, psycho-emotional disturbances, cognitive impairment and social behavioral disorders.
PD is a progressive disorder: with time the condition of the sufferer tends to gradually aggravate.
PD incidence doesn’t depend on sex or race, social status or place of residence.
Despite the prevailing opinion that PK is a disorder involving elderly people, the average age of PD diagnosis is 57 years. However, 10% of the diseased are people under 40.
With the increase of life span and average age of the population the incidence of PD is expected to rise.
The symptoms of PD mainly result from degeneration of dopaminergic neurons – neurons of the brain that produce and accumulate dopamine.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, i.e. chemical serving to relay electric impulses from neurons, and a hormone.
Dopamine deficit results in impaired transmission of nervous impulses, thus causing such distinctive PD symptoms as tremor of hands and legs, jaws, facial muscles, slowed movements, muscle stiffness, difficulties to initiate a movement and keep balance.
Losing expressed mimicry, PD patients can seem apathic (indifferent). Speech can become slurred and monotonous.
The PD symptoms include depression, anxiety, dementia (weakness of mind), difficulties in chewing and swallowing, appetite disturbances, hyper-salivation, and bowel and urinary bladder disorders.
Not all the above PD symptoms develop in each PD case.
The causes of PD have not been defined. Common causes of Parkinson’s diseases include combination of several factors, in particular:
aging. Age-related decrease of neurons number in the brain can be one of the PD causes;
some toxins and chemicals. Described were several severe PD cases in young drug addicts who consumed synthetic heroin.
Other causes of PD include cerebral atherosclerosis, head trauma, tumors, virus infections, etc.
Due to commonly slow progression, Parkinson’s disease at its early stages can be difficult to diagnose for several years.
Typically, at the initial stage of Parkinson’s disease patients complain of some rigidity in the extremities, decreased joint flexibility, difficulty in walking and performing active movements.
It is worth noting that PD progresses more rapidly in those who developed it at younger age.
Depending on how PD progresses at the advanced stages, the quality of PD sufferers’ life can significantly deteriorate.
In severe disorders, such as disturbed swallowing or total immobilization and in case of impropriety nursing, such concomitant problems as respiratory disturbances, secondary infection, etc., can develop. In average, Parkinson’s disease cuts down the life expectancy by 3-9 years.
Stem Cells are special cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division, even after long periods of inactivity. Stem cells are formed at conception and have the ability to become different kinds of tissues in the body including muscle, nerve, organs, bone, blood and more. Their exceptional ability to become other types of cells makes them essential in repairing and renewing every kind of tissue and body organ. Unlike other types of cells in the body, Stem Cells can divide and replicate repeatedly. Stem cells are at the center of a new field of science called regenerative medicine. Because stem cells can become neurons, bone, muscle, cartilage and other specialized types of cells, they have the potential to treat many diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and more.
Since we have hundreds of patients with successful results we have been able to identify patterns of where stem cells make NEW cells. This is one of our advantages in helping you !
We use the most optimal stem cells for each patient. Usually we strive for pluri-potential cells because these stem cells can differentiate into whatever your body needs. We strive to create the most powerful stem solution. Most powerful means we determine not only the number of stem cells but also the percent that are alive and the percent purity for each type of stem cell.
Our office currently offers 5 types of stem cells – more than any other office so that we are not limited in creating the best solution for you. Some stem cells are best for muscles, others are better for brain cells still others are better for internal organs. Therefore we have the ability to determine and use the best stem cell solution for you !
Your own Adult Stem Cells or Tissue-specific Stem Cells harvest from:
2. Adipose or fat
3. Bone marrow
4. Induced Pluri-potent Stem Cells from your own cells – via an affiliated laboratory
5. Amniotic stem cells from purified Placental tissue
Parkinson’s disease impacts multiple areas of the brain due to a deficiency in a neurotransmitter – dopamine.
The loss of neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra causes a decrease in the production of dopamine in Parkinson’s disease.
Stem cells make NEW cells in the substantia nigra providing an increase in dopamine which alleviates the tremor and motor problems of the disease.
Other areas of the brain utilize dopamine for motivation, cognition, and emotions so these area are helped with the NEW cells made possible by stem cells.
At stages I-III, when uni- and bilateral manifestations of the disease are observed, such as balance disturbances, tremor, mild and moderate rigidity, etc., administration of stem cells is effective in 85% of cases.
After the treatment, patients report improvement of stiffness, decrease in shaking while walking and tremor.
The dose of antiparkinson drugs can be lowered.
At stage IV (severe stiffness, but the patient still can walk or stand unassisted), stem cell treatment is effective in 75-80% of Parkinson’s disease cases.
At stage V (bed- or wheelchair-bound), our therapy helps to improve patient’s quality of life and ease care for the patient due to decreased spasticity and tremor syndrome and improved sleep, normalization of organ and system functioning (heart, lungs, bowels).
In 100% of cases, Parkinson’s treatment with stem cells results in psychoemotional improvements.
After the stem cell treatment, patients demonstrate positive emotions, improved thinking, more expressive, intelligible and louder speech, and more persistent memory and intellect.
The course of Parkinson’s treatment at Generatx totals, as a rule, 3 days.