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million people worldwide, approximately, are affected by MS.
is the age range most commonly affected by MS.
years lower than the general population is the average life expectancy.
times more common in women than in men.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. It is characterized by inflammation and damage to the protective covering of nerve fibers (myelin sheath), leading to a wide range of symptoms such as muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination and balance, vision problems, and cognitive impairment. MS is typically diagnosed in young adulthood and is considered a life-long condition, with symptoms that can range from mild to severe and can change over time.
The exact cause of MS is not yet known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. MS is diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and various diagnostic tests, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and evoked potential tests. There is currently no cure for MS, but there are a number of treatment options available to manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. These treatments include disease-modifying medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Additionally, there are a number of lifestyle changes and coping strategies that can help individuals with MS improve their quality of life, such as exercise, stress management, and support groups.
Stem cell therapy is being researched as a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis due to its potential to regenerate damaged tissues and modulate the immune system. In MS, the immune system attacks and damages the protective covering of nerve fibers (myelin sheath), leading to a wide range of symptoms such as muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination and balance, vision problems, and cognitive impairment.
The goal of stem cell therapy for MS is to introduce stem cells into the affected areas of the central nervous system with the aim of promoting myelin repair and regeneration. Additionally, stem cells have the potential to modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation, which could slow the progression of the disease.
A number of clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapy for MS, and the results have been promising. One such trial demonstrated that patients who received a single dose of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) experienced significant improvements in several key measures of disability, including mobility, hand function, and cognitive processing speed. Another study showed that MSCs were able to reduce inflammation and promote myelin repair in a mouse model of MS.
Our team at ARDIG has been offering stem cell protocols for MS for years and has observed promising results in our patients. While more research is needed to fully understand the effects of stem cells on MS, these results suggest that stem cell therapy has the potential to offer significant benefits to individuals with MS, including improved function, reduced symptoms, and slowed progression of the disease.