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Stroke in Scottsdale, AZ

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

What Is a Stroke?

Stroke refers to an episode during which the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain is interrupted, reduced, or stopped completely. Not only are strokes the leading cause of death in the United States, but treatment costs $34 billion annually in the United States. Just as with other medical emergencies that affect the brain, prompt treatment is crucial when it comes to avoiding brain damage and even death.

While the number of strokes that take place every year is staggering, the condition is both treatable and preventable as evidenced by the reduced number of cases when compared to 15 years ago.

Causes of a Stroke

Even a minor reduction in the blood that reaches the brain could cause serious or permanent damage. Blood oxygenates the brain and keeps brain cells alive day and night. For most patients, strokes are caused by a blocked artery, also referred to as an ischemic stroke. A blood vessel that is leaking or bursts completely is called a hemorrhagic stroke, and a minor disruption in the blood flow is called a transient ischemic attack or TIA.

Symptoms of a Stroke

Because strokes are so common, everyone should understand at least some of the most common signs that a stroke is taking place or is about to take place. You should also note exactly when each of the signs begins as it will dictate which method of treatment is most effective. The most common symptoms of a stroke include the following:

  • General confusion and difficulty speaking or understanding speech. Slurring words unexpectedly may accompany the confusion.
  • Any sudden paralysis, numbness, or weakness could also be an early indicator of a stroke. For most patients, the numbness or paralysis occurs on one side of the body in the arms, legs, or face. A simple test is to raise both arms over your head at the same time. If a single arm falls, then you should immediately seek out medical attention.
  • Any vision problems in one or both eyes. This includes blurring, seeing spots or double vision.
  • Dizziness accompanied by a loss of balance and coordination.
  • A sudden or severe headache followed by vomiting or any other symptoms.

Stroke Treatment Via Stem Cell Therapy

When a stroke happens, the damage most often occurs in the central nervous system. To treat this particular system of the body, SSCTC has developed an SVF deployment protocol that focuses on the potential regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties of the SVF. SVF is rich in growth factors as well as mesenchymal stem cells. The primary benefit of this deployment factor is its ability to optimize the transport of the SVF across the blood-brain barrier. Both the harvesting and the procurement of the SVF can be done in an outpatient facility and takes around three hours.

Researchers are now actively studying the benefits of using stem cells for stroke recovery, and the preliminary studies are showing great success. A key factor in this process is the management of swelling and the neovascularization of damaged tissue to promote long-term healing after the initial acute management has taken place.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of stroke, 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