REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR ARTHRITIS

Could regenerative medicine help me with my arthritis?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 294,000 children who are 18 years and younger are estimated to be suffering from some form of rheumatic disease. In addition to that, as many as 62% of adults who are 65 years old and younger have arthritis. The data shows that many have it, yet some do not take it seriously until the condition becomes worse. In order to understand the danger arthritis poses, you need to know what it does to your body.

Cell treatments could potentially help anyone who suffers from arthritis, which is a commonly misunderstood disease. Using cell therapy for arthritis has the potential to reduce inflammation and lessen symptoms.

What should I know about the different types of arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation more than 100 different types of arthritis have been identified and there are related conditions that come with each type. In general, it is the term used to refer to any kind of joint disease or joint pain experienced by a person. Gout, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus are some examples of different kinds of arthritis. Thankfully, using fat-derived regenerative medicine for arthritis can benefit you regardless of which type of arthritis you have.

Even children may suffer from arthritis, but studies show that the older you get, the more likely you are to have it.  50 million adults are reported to have some form of the disease. Common symptoms like swelling, stiffness, and pain may come and go when the condition is still mild. You should keep a close eye on these symptoms though, because once you have a severe case it can greatly restrict your daily physical activities. Even worse, severe arthritis is often accompanied by substantial chronic pain.

Typical treatment approaches include NSAID drugs, COX-2 inhibitors, and topical pain relief creams, but these just treat the symptoms. A new option for the treatment of arthritis may be to receive an fat-derived cell treatments using cells from your own body, which have no risk of rejection.

References:

http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php

http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/100/9/1249