For many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the joints, the diagnosis can be life-altering and quite devastating. For patients who’ve struggled for years with treatments, stem cell therapy is showing promise for reducing pain and healing the damage caused by RA. Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics can help with stem cell therapy, a non-invasive, nonsurgical choice for a growing number of patients.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
We use undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells, which have no DNA, so they are capable of forming whatever tissue cells are necessary. Derived from an extract from a healthy placenta after a C-section birth, our stem cells contain no DNA or cells from the mother or baby, and are fully FDA registered and inspected. They work by developing cartilage, tendon, or muscle cells to repair the damage, and by releasing proteins called cytokines, which slow cartilage degeneration and reduce pain.
RA not only causes damage to joints, particularly type I collagen, but secondary complications are possible, such as pulmonary fibrosis, renal damage, and even damage to the heart. RA is commonly treated with immunosuppressive agents such as steroids. If these aren’t effective, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, (DMARDs) are often prescribed. However, neither of these options addresses existing damage in the joints or tissues.
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Initial Stem Cell Research for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Early research has demonstrated a profound healing capacity in animals with various forms of arthritis. Stem cells also have the ability to restrain the immune system’s faulty response due to RA while still preserving the ability to fight off disease.
Trilogy Medical’s stem cells, specifically mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), hone in on inflamed tissue in the joints. This is to produce anti-inflammatory agents without suppressing the patient’s immune response. This is particularly important, since RA, as it worsens, creates a constant pro-inflammatory state. MSCs also trigger the production of T regulatory cells. These are immune cells designed to protect the body against immunological self-destruction. Not only is our stem cell therapy helpful in repairing the damage wrought by RA on the joints, it helps treat the entire immune system to prevent it from attacking the joints in the first place.
Who Can Benefit?
Stem cell treatment has been effectively administered to many patients, including babies still in utero. Anyone who is not taking immunosuppressive medications are able to receive stem cell therapy with almost no adverse side effects.
The sooner stem cell treatments are administered, the better it works to combat pain and inflammation caused by RA. Patients frequently notice improved mobility immediately following injections, and report continued improvement in the days following treatment. New tissue growth and damage repair can take between 9-12 weeks. For patients with extensive damage, we sometimes recommend the injections be repeated at 3-6 month intervals for maximum effectiveness.
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You don’t have to live with crippling joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis anymore. Our staff at Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics are available to answer all your questions, so you can begin treatment and take back your life. Control your rheumatoid arthritis, rather than letting it control you.
Take The Next Step to Relieve Your Rheumatoid Arthritis
Interested in learning more about Stem Cell Injection Therapy? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on this page or by calling one of our three practice locations in Campbell (408) 844-0010, Santa Cruz (831) 600-8117, or Watsonville (831) 724-1164.
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