UnCategorized ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, really came to prominence in the Western world when baseballer Henry Louis Gehrig developed this human disease in 1939. Its full name is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is a neuromuscular condition characterized by weakness and atrophy of all muscles. Patients eventually lose the ability to control all voluntary movement except for the eyes, although their cognitive function generally remains as it was. It is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases worldwide, and scientists have not yet found a definitive cure for it. However, there have been promising results from stem cell therapy providers in Thailand, and hope for adult stem cells as a cure for ALS in the fullness of time. A single cause for ALS has never been determined, however recent research has suggested that chemical exposure may be a significant risk factor. Over a million people were involved in the study, and were asked to report their exposure to 12 different types of chemicals. The participants were followed for fifteen years, making this one of the largest scale and longest studies in medical history. 617 men and 539 women died from ALS during the study, and patients who had exposure to formaldehyde were 34% more likely to develop ALS than those with no exposure. All other chemicals seemed to play no part in the development of this human disease. A recent study in Thailand actually found that people undergoing treatment for ALS (which is available in the form of stem cell therapy in Thailand), are actually quite satisfied with their quality of life, with depression levels only slightly higher than that in the overall population. 10% of ALS patients were assessed as suffering from depression, and the severity of physical restrictions did not necessarily translate to a lower perceived quality of life for the sufferer. Research into stem cell benefits and actual stem cell therapy should hopefully help keep this high. Until now, stem cell therapies in Thailand have focused on more common diseases. Diabetes stem cell therapy, scalp therapy in Thailand and hair replacement in Thailand have all become fairly routine procedures utilizing stem cell technology. Now ALS is joining the list of success stories. Thailand’s stem cell therapy providers already treat neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, autism and even brain injuries like stroke. Cell therapy for ALS seems a natural progression. There are currently seven hospitals in Thailand where patients can access treatment for ALS, through adult stem cell therapy providers like Returning Hope. The study propelling this treatment was begun in 2007, when researchers from the University of Wisconsin/Madison showed that it was possible to rescue neurons dying from the disease, with up to 100% protection of neurons in early stages. Research continues into alternative therapies for ALS, but currently stem cell therapy is a new and promising choice. A recent study in the use of growth hormone for the human disease has shown that it has no benefit, doing nothing to slow the progression of weakness in the disease. The study involved 330 people from 20 different medical centers across Europe. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: