At Advancells, we have successfully treated patients with Parkinson’s disease who have observed drastic improvement in their symptoms with stem cell therapy. We frequently have elderly patients above the age of 60 and 70 and the results seem to be very encouraging. The following are the list of symptoms that are typically affected and how stem cell therapy has benefitted them.
Parkinson’s patients usually lack facial expressions and a smile. They have a typical poker face including inability to blink eyes. This is because of stiffness of the jaw that can affect their speech as well as swallowing of food. Stem cell therapy has benefitted in increased facial expressions. This also one of the first symptoms to show visible improvement and patients instantly look much better.
Fatigue is a common complaint among the patients.They become exhausted easily after any strenuous activity. A typical exercise regime can drain out all energy from the patients. Stem cell therapy helps in improvement of stamina among the patients. They feel more energetic. One of our patient Lawrence Linsey recalls that even a half hour walk was very tiring and he would consistently sleep in the public.A simple exercise routine would be too strenuous for his body and he would require a long nap to recover from it. He could go through the day without feeling
A characteristic symptom of a Parkinson’s patient is tremors and shaky limbs. Tremors can in fact occur at resting state too. This also affects their ability to perform simple activities like eating, swallowing food, balancing, walking etc. Stem cell therapy helps in reduction of tremors by 80-90%.
Parkinson’s patients need to depend on medications lifelong. Even then, the disease continues to progress and only worsens with time. They are prescribed dopamine injections to compensate for the non-production of the hormone. Stem cell therapy helps in reducing the dependence on medications.
About 60% of patients with Parkinson’s disease suffer from depression and anxiety. This is because Parkinson’s affects the pathways in the brain that are responsible for Dopamine production. Since the same pathways are also regulate mood of an individual, it is common for the person to persistently feel sad and irritable. This can cause them to withdraw from social activities and also a reluctance to seek help. They also have a disturbed sleep cycle and the disease progression further imbalances their mental state.