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Auto-immune Diseases in Scottsdale, AZ

The Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center offers treatment for auto-immune diseases to the residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities.

What Are Auto-immune Diseases?

An auto-immune disease is a condition in which the immune system has an antibody or cellular response to tissues or substances that the body normally produces. The condition may be limited to a single organ or involve a certain tissue present in several areas of the body. Because of the way the immune system responds, the organ or tissue is damaged by the attack. Some examples of auto-immune diseases that respond to stem cell therapy in humans or animals are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

How Can Stem Cells Help Treat Auto-immune Diseases?

Auto-immune diseases are currently treated with agents that suppress the immune system, including cyclosporine, infliximab (Remicade®), gold, methotrexate, and steroids. Even though these approaches provide temporary improvement in the condition, they may have adverse, long-term impacts on patients and require life-long use.

In animals, stem cell therapy has provided profound healing for various auto-immune diseases. Aside from healing damaged tissues, the therapy has the ability to regulate the immune system by turning off its pathological responses while allowing it to fight other illnesses.

Stem cells, particularly mesenchymal stem cells, latch onto inflamed tissue and produce anti-inflammatory agents. As mediators, stem cells act locally without suppressing the immune response of the whole body. Mesenchymal stem cells also encourage the production of regulatory T cells, immune cells that protect the body against immunological self-attack.

Which Kinds of Stem Cells Are Used, and How Are They Obtained?

At Scottsdale Stem Cell Center, we use special adult stem cells, known as allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells, to treat patients with auto-immune diseases. The stem cells are harvested from human umbilical cords that are donated after healthy babies are born.

Prior to donating, all of the mothers are tested for infectious diseases, and their medical histories are screened. The families must also give proper consent before we accept the umbilical cord donation. The International Blood Bank Standards then screens the umbilical cords for infectious diseases before the mesenchymal stem cells are harvested and approved for treatment.

The Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center offers treatment for the following auto-immune diseases for residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of the diseases listed above or any other disorder affecting your immune system, please contact us at Scottsdale Stem Cell to find out whether STV or another form of stem cell treatment is right for you and your unique condition.

Written by Scottsdale Stem Cell Center