Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease—Is It an Option?

Parkinson’s is a movement disorder resulting in tremors, rigid muscles, impeded balance or posture, and slowness of movement. It occurs when dopamine-producing cells in the brain break down. These nerve cells are essential for your brain to communicate with the rest of your body. The failure of these brain cells to function properly results in Parkinson’s symptoms.

There currently isn’t a known cure for Parkinson’s disease that will fix these dopamine-producing neurons. However, stem cell therapy for frailty of aging may improve some issues and symptoms that Parkinson’s patients face as they age. Our Golden Cells™ are known to help reduce inflammation, modulate the immune system, and secrete factors that may help various tissues throughout the body to regenerate.

Is Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s an Option?

There is a growing discussion around stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s as an option for treatment. In recent years, institutions such as the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have made great strides in stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease, as well as another Phase I clinical trial using induced pluripotent stem cells for a new type of treatment.

At Stem Cell Institute Panama, we pride ourselves on being a global pioneer in stem cell research andman talking to his doctor about stem cell therapy for parkinson's treatment. We have treated Parkinson’s in the past using stem cells from cord blood, bone marrow, fat, and cord tissue, but none of them led to satisfactory results with respect to reducing symptoms directly related to Parkinson’s for any appreciable length of time. Therefore, we do not currently offer a treatment protocol for Parkinson’s disease. 

However, we do have a treatment protocol for frailty of aging using our specially selected Golden Cells™, which may have the potential to help address other issues that Parkinson’s patients face as they age. 

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Stem Cell Therapy & Frailty of Aging

Age plays a pivotal role in Parkinson’s disease. Although there are a number of risk factors such as genetics, biological sex, and environmental factors, age is the biggest risk factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. In fact, most people diagnosed with the condition are aged 60 or older

Our bodies go through a lot of changes as we get older. As you age, your body begins to drift out of homeostasis (stability) toward an inability to adapt to new stresses. These stresses can be internal or external, with both leaving you more susceptible to disease. 

In some cases, the effects of these age-related stresses are more pronounced. This results in increased bodily frailty in the form of reduced:

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Function
  • Activity

All of these factors are associated with reduced health outcomes. This includes conditions like Parkinson’s disease, which can have a drastic effect on your life. You may eventually require help with everyday tasks such as cooking, shopping, and even caring for yourself.

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The Science

The use of stem cell therapy for frailty of aging is supported by international research. One important study was performed at the University of Miami using allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (allo-hMSCs). These are donated stem cells with the ability to specifically target areas of injury or disease. Once at the targeted area, they release bioactive substances with the ability to modulate the immune response and promote the regeneration of tissue.

To put it more simply, MSCs function as specialized factories in the body that produce therapeutic substances. These substances produce medicinal properties right where they are needed.

As the team from the University of Miami found:

ntravenous allo-hMSCs were safe in individuals with aging frailty. Treated groups had remarkable improvements in physical performance measures and inflammatory biomarkers, both of which characterize the frailty syndrome. Given the excellent safety and efficacy profiles demonstrated in this study, larger clinical trials are warranted to establish the efficacy of hMSCs in this multisystem disorder.

Research has also shown the benefit of stem cell therapy during the aging process. According to theolder husband and wife arm in arm outside University of Foggia in Italy, several animal studies (in mice) have demonstrated the rejuvenation effects of growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), which is produced by hUCT-MSCs. These results include benefits like:

  • Thickening of the heart muscle
  • Promotion of new blood vessel growth
  • Increased volume of blood vessels
  • Growth and development of nervous tissue
  • Increased endurance
  • Increased grip strength

Findings like these have motivated our team in Panama to stay at the forefront of stem cell research and treatment for a variety of health conditions and fight the effects of aging on the human body. 

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A cure for Parkinson’s disease through the restoration of dopamine-producing neurons remains elusive. Nevertheless, stem cell therapy holds promise for addressing age-related issues and symptoms. Our proprietary Golden Cells™ and frailty of aging treatment protocol aim to restore the body’s equilibrium to promote homeostasis.

Stem Cell Institute in Panama City, Panama is at the forefront of applied stem cell research. Since our creation in 2008, we have performed over 25,000 procedures, helping thousands of families across the United States and around the world embrace the opportunity for a better life. Our medical team prioritizes the safety, health, and well-being of all our patients through top-notch evaluation and care.

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