Why Are People Receiving Stem Cell Therapy Today?

So why are people receiving stem cell therapy today? Therapies involving adult stem cells today are providing quality of life improvements for many patients.
By: Stem Cell Therpy 21
 
 
Aug. 11, 2009 - PRLog -- If you have done any research on stem cell treatments abroad, you will undoubtedly have read negative articles saying these companies are promising cures and are preying on the desperate; that these companies are selling “snake oil”   Nothing could be further from the truth.

Ethical stem cell companies and stem cell doctors offer patients a good chance at an improvement in the patient’s quality of life- they don’t offer or promise cures.  Patients going to these stem cell therapy treatment centers abroad know this.

Unfortunately, the United States and their FDA don’t give these patients any other options.  Are they able to use their own stem cells to help their multiple sclerosis or heart disease?  Stem Cells that have been proven safe in thousands of studies? No.  What is one to do then?  These patients must go abroad for the only treatment that can help their disease or condition.

It’s not a cure. It’s about quality of life. Every day I see inquiries begin like this: “Can stem cells cure…?” Everyone should know the answer to that one right away. No. No known therapy utilizing stem cells can cure any medical condition. Not one.

A cure would rewrite the broken code of your genome. A cure would rewind the debilitating progression of a neuro-degenerative disease to the moment before onset. A cure would fix all the wrongs of a baby’s challenged birth. We eagerly await the development of cures and their accessibility to patients in need.

So why are people receiving stem cell therapy today? Therapies involving adult stem cells today are providing quality of life improvements for many patients. It’s no cure. Just as painkillers are not a cure for pain. They improve our quality of life if we feel pain.

But who would deny that painkillers are still worthwhile for extreme pain? Many doctors in the West are saying that they don’t have enough proof that stem cells are improving quality of life for patients. In the meantime, patients are busy coming to our Bangkok stem cell clinic and partner hospitals to get the chance for quality of life improvements where nothing else exists. We encourage you to explore the therapies being offered today.

The good news is that there are no side effects at all so there is no risk and nothing to lose (except money…).  However, on the other hand, I do understand that patients in need cannot wait for all the answers to be solved and this is why we agree to offer experimental procedures for patients that understand the experimental nature of our program and consent to try and explore new treatment options.

“How many patients must to be treated to say this is a cure? How many patients must die waiting for the word “cure?”

A lot of diseases are not totally cured with drugs but the laboratories talk about curing (HIV, Tuberculosis and a lot of malignant diseases). They say that the drugs “cure” but in reality the drugs improve the quality of life. Stem cells “cure” in the same sense. If a person is dying of diabetes complications and we improve the prognosis and they no longer need insulin injections, we increase the C peptide, decrease the HbA1c, decrease protein in the urine, decrease the risk of amputation or kidney failure, in my book that is a “cure.”

Multiple Sclerosis patients, for example, can’t wait on historical data. Time is not on their side but stem cells may improve the quality of life. MRI’s will tell.

Even if not all of the interactions have been conclusively researched to date, the status of  current medical insights has indeed reached a level that allows the non- hazardous treatment with adult stem cells and puts medical professionals in a position to assume responsibility for its use.

Given the proven treatment success of regenerative medicine, the question of whether more research is needed prior to therapeutic use has already been answered.

Those who nevertheless demand stem cell therapy be postponed until we know more about it are taking away patients’ rights to make their own decisions as they search for medical solutions – for the kind of help stem cell therapy does offer.

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