Stem Cell & HBOT Therapy for
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a condition that dramatically impacts on the brain and spinal cord. It is an unpredictable affliction that is chronic and often disabling. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can range from numbness in the legs and arms (mild) through to paralysis and vision loss (severe). The cause is thought to be due to the body’s immune system attacking Myelin which is a fatty substance that protects the nerve fibres of the central nervous system from damage. The result is that the nerve impulses venturing to the brain and spinal cord become altered or cease.
Stem Cell Treatment
The Pluripotent Stem Cells Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have the capability of providing a balance to Cell production while regulating the Immune response. This is absolutely essential to stop further progress of the disease. Poseidonia Healthcare offers encouraging Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients thanks to the highly effective Pluripotent Stem Cells that we administering to the patient.
The immuno-regulating capacity of Pluripotent Stem Cells reduces inflammations and makes it possible for the brain to start repairing itself. Following the introduction of Pluripotent Stem Cells to the patient, the brain will begin to produce its own Neural Stems and the repair of damage will start to take place. We have been providing Stem Cell Treatments for MS for around 10 years now and we are extremely confident with the effective results our patients can achieve and can’t wait to share the results with you!
At Poseidonia Healthcare, Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is delivered in 3 steps. This is a focused strategy that has been developed through many years of research to ensure maximum results are achieved for all our patients. The 3-step approach includes:
- Removal of Toxins and Parasites directly associated with the inflammation Regulation of the Immune
- System Repair of the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through a healthy functional Neuron rebuild.
- To increase the likelihood of success, Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the Poseidonia Healthcare Clinic varies depending on the seriousness of damage for each individual patient. Severe Cases could be as long as a 5-week protocol however even with those Patients with minimal afflictions, we would advise a minimum of 10 applications in order for an effective repair to commence.
HBOT is when we administer pure oxygen in a pressured environment normally between 7.5 & 10 meters, which means that you are taking on twice as much oxygen as you normally can. Added to this you are breathing 100% oxygen whereas normally each breath we take consists of just 21%. This floods the body with extra oxygen that enables both your red blood cells and your plasma to be totally saturated. Oxygen is basic to all body tissues, especially damaged cells that need oxygen to mend. Additional oxygenation through HBOT is demonstrated to speed up the mending procedure and reduce inflammation that can cause some of the most debilitating symptoms of this disease. Inflammation is one of the main issues that MS causes, which is one reason why HBOT can reduce the impact of MS throughout the body. HBOT is likewise known to give patients an energy boost, reduce the effects of fatigue, pain is reduced and gives improve focus and mental lucidity, in this manner reducing huge numbers of the side effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Overview Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for Multiple Sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can cause a wide range of symptoms and affect any part of the body. Each person with the condition is affected differently. The symptoms are unpredictable, some people’s symptoms develop and worsen steadily over time, while for others they come and go.
Periods when symptoms get worse are known as relapses. Periods when symptoms improve or disappear are known as remissions. Multiple Sclerosis signs and symptoms may differ greatly from person to person and over the course of the disease depending on the location of the affected nerve fibres. Symptoms often affect movement, such as:
- Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that typically occurs on one side of your body at a time, or the legs and trunk
- Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, especially bending the neck forward (Lhermitte sign)
- Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait
Vision problems are also common, including:
- Partial or complete loss of vision, usually in one eye at a time, often with pain during eye movement
- Prolonged double vision
- Blurry vision
Multiple Sclerosis symptoms may also include:
- Slurred speech
- Tingling or pain in parts of your body
- Problems with sexual, bowel and bladder function
Most people with MS only have a few of these symptoms.
See your GP if you’re worried you might have early signs of MS. The symptoms can be similar to several other conditions, so they’re not necessarily caused by MS.
Read more about diagnosing MS.
Feeling fatigued is one of the most common and troublesome symptoms of MS. It’s often described as an overwhelming sense of exhaustion that means it’s a struggle to carry out even the simplest activities. Fatigue can significantly interfere with your daily activities and tends to get worse towards the end of each day, in hot weather, after exercising, or during illness.
In around 1 in 4 cases of MS, the first noticeable symptom is a problem with one of your eyes (optic neuritis).
You may experience:
- Some temporary loss of vision in the affected eye, usually lasting for days to weeks.
- Colour blindness
- Eye pain, which is usually worse when moving the eye
- Flashes of light when moving the eye
Other problems that can occur in the eyes include:
- Double vision
- Involuntary eye movements, which can make it seem as though stationary objects are jumping around
Occasionally, both of your eyes may be affected.
Abnormal sensations can be a common initial symptom of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This often takes the form of numbness or tingling in different parts of your body, such as the arms, legs or trunk, which typically spreads out over a few days.
Muscle spasms, stiffness and weakness
MS can cause your muscles to:
- Contract tightly and painfully (spasm)
- Become stiff and resistant to movement (spasticity)
- Feel weak
MS can make walking and moving around difficult, particularly if you also have muscle weakness and spasticity.
You may experience:
- Difficulty with balance and coordination (ataxia)
- Shaking of the limbs (tremor)
- Dizziness and vertigo, which can make it feel as though everything around you is spinning
Some people with MS experience pain, which can take 2 forms.
Pain caused by MS itself (neuropathic pain)
This is pain caused by damage to the nervous system.
It may include:
- Stabbing pains in the face
- A variety of sensations in the trunk and limbs, including feelings of burning, pins and needles, hugging or squeezing
Muscle spasms can sometimes be painful.
Back, neck and joint pain can be indirectly caused by MS, particularly for people who have problems walking or moving around that puts pressure on their lower back or hips.
Problems with thinking, learning and planning
Some people with MS have problems with thinking, learning and planning, known as cognitive dysfunction.
This can include:
- Problems learning and remembering new things – long-term memory is usually unaffected
- Slowness in processing lots of information or multitasking
- A shortened attention span
- Getting stuck on words
- Problems with understanding and processing visual information, such as reading a map
- Difficulty with planning and problem solving – people often report that they know what they want to do, but can’t grasp how to do it
- Problems with reasoning, such as mathematical laws or solving puzzles
But many of these problems aren’t specific to MS and can be caused by a wide range of other conditions, including depression and anxiety, or even some medicines.
Mental health issues
Many people with MS experience periods of depression. It’s unclear whether this is directly caused by MS or the result of the stress of having to live with a long-term condition, or both. Anxiety can also be a problem for people with MS, possibly because of the unpredictable nature of the condition.
In rare cases, people with MS can experience rapid and severe mood swings, suddenly bursting into tears, laughing, or shouting angrily for no apparent reason.
MS can have an effect on sexual function.
Men with MS often find it hard to obtain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). They may also find it takes a lot longer to ejaculate when having sex or masturbating, and may even lose the ability to ejaculate altogether. For women, problems include difficulty reaching orgasm, as well as decreased vaginal lubrication and sensation.
Both men and women with MS may find they’re less interested in sex than they were before. This could be directly related to MS, or it could be the result of living with the condition.
Bladder problems are common in MS, they may include:
- Having to pee more frequently
- Having a sudden, urgent need to pee, which can lead to unintentionally passing urine (urge incontinence)
- Difficulty emptying the bladder completely
- Having to get up frequently during the night to pee
- Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
These problems can also have a range of causes other than MS.
Many people with MS also have problems with their bowel function.
Constipation is the most common problem. You may find passing stools difficult and pass them much less frequently than normal.
Bowel incontinence is less common, but is often linked to constipation.
If a stool becomes stuck, it can irritate the wall of the bowel, causing it to produce more fluid and mucus that can leak out of your bottom. Again, some of these problems aren’t specific to MS and can even be the result of medicines, such as medicines prescribed for pain.
Causes Of Multiple Sclerosis
The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown. It’s considered an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of MS, this immune system malfunction destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
Myelin can be compared to the insulation coating on electrical wires. When the protective myelin is damaged and nerve fibre is exposed, the messages that travel along that nerve may be slowed or blocked. The nerve may also become damaged itself.
It isn’t clear why MS develops in some people and not others. A combination of genetics and environmental factors appears to be responsible.
Diagnosis for Multiple Sclerosis
It can be hard to tell whether your symptoms might be caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at first, as some of the symptoms can be quite vague or similar to other conditions.
See your GP if you think you have symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Letting them know about the type and pattern of symptoms you’re experiencing in detail will help them determine whether you might have the condition. If your GP thinks you could have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), you should see a neurologist, a specialist in conditions of the nervous system, for an assessment.
Tests for Multiple Sclerosis
Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is complicated because no single test can positively diagnose it. Other possible causes of your symptoms may need to be ruled out first. It may also not be possible to confirm a diagnosis if you have had only 1 attack of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) like symptoms. A diagnosis can only be made with confidence once there’s evidence of at least 2 separate attacks, although this may include signs of attacks on an MRI scan that you may not realise you have had.
Some of the tests you may need to confirm MS are discussed below.
Your neurologist will look for abnormalities, changes or weakness in your vision, eye movements, hand or leg strength, balance and co-ordination, speech and reflexes.
These may show whether your nerves are damaged in a way that might suggest Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
An MRI scan is a painless scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. It can show whether there’s any damage or scarring of the myelin sheath (the layer surrounding your nerves) in your brain and spinal cord. Finding this can help confirm a diagnosis in most people with MS.
A standard MRI scanner is like a large tube or tunnel. The machine is noisy and some people feel claustrophobic while the scan is done. Tell your neurologist if you’re worried about this. Newer scanners are more open and work quicker than those used in the past, and most people have scans without any problems.
Evoked potential test
There are several types of evoked potential test. The most common type assesses how well the eyes work. Light patterns are shown to the eyes while your brainwaves are monitored using small, sticky patches called electrodes placed on your head.
It’s a painless test and can show whether it takes your brain longer than normal to receive messages.
A lumbar puncture is a procedure to remove a sample of your spinal fluid by inserting a needle into the lower back. Spinal fluid is the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord, and changes in the fluid can suggest problems with the nervous system.
The procedure is done under local anaesthetic, which means you’ll be awake, but the area the needle goes in will be numbed. The sample is then tested for immune cells and antibodies, which is a sign that your immune system has been fighting disease in your brain and spinal cord.
Lumbar punctures are very safe, but are often uncomfortable and can cause a headache that occasionally lasts for up to a few days. A lumbar puncture will often be performed to provide extra information if your symptoms or scans are unusual.
Blood tests are usually performed to rule out other causes of your symptoms, such as vitamin deficiencies or a very rare, but potentially very similar, a condition called neuromyelitis optica.
Determining the type of MS
Once a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been made, your neurologist may be able to identify which type of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) you have.
This will largely be based on:
the pattern of your symptoms – such as whether you experience periods when your symptoms get worse (relapses) then improve (remissions), or whether they get steadily worse (progress)
the results of an MRI scan – such as whether there’s evidence that lesions in your nervous system have developed at different times and at different places in your body
But the type of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) you have often only becomes clear over time because the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are so varied and unpredictable.
It can take a few years to make an accurate diagnosis of progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) because the condition usually worsens slowly.
TREATMENTS FOR Multiple Sclerosis
Here at Poseidonia Healthcare, we offer a full range of treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), here are a few benefits of the more popular treatments:
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is delivered in 3 steps. This is a focused strategy that has been developed through many years of research to ensure maximum results are achieved for all our patients. The 3-step approach includes:
- Removal of Toxins and Parasites directly associated with the inflammation
- Regulation of the Immune System
- Repair of the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through a healthy functional Neuron rebuild.
To increase the likelihood of success, Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the Poseidonia Healthcare clinic varies depending on the seriousness of damage for each individual patient. Severe Cases could be as long as a 5-week protocol. However, even with those Patients with minimal afflictions, we would advise a minimum of 3 applications in order for an effective repair to commence.
As a minimal approach, Embryonic Stem Cell delivery would occur once a week over the course of 21 days. Peak production for Neural Stem Cells is at its highest for the 7 days following each Embryonic Stem Cell dosage.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), where a person breathes 100% medical-grade oxygen, a key building block of the body that plays a role in reducing inflammation and repairing damaged tissue under increased pressure. Although there has not been rigorous study of HBOT’s efficacy in treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS), there is medical literature dating back to the 1980s indicating its effectiveness in the treatment of some individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), particularly preserving their cerebellar function.
If you have mild to moderate MS, regular exercise can help improve your strength, muscle tone, balance and coordination. Swimming or other water exercises are good options if you’re bothered by heat.
Other types of mild to moderate exercise recommended for people with MS include walking, stretching, low-impact aerobics, stationary bicycling, yoga and tai chi
While Stem Cell MS treatment is still a relatively new research field, external and internal research into its effects are tremendously positive. For example, a global study conducted with 100 people located in Chicago, Sao Paolo, Sheffield and Uppsala found that relapses following Stem Cell Treatment for MS occurred in just 1 case compared to 39 occurrences within the control group.
Many other successful studies have also been conducted and are readily available on the internet.
There are many factors that may increase your chances of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Age: MS can occur at any age, but usually affects people somewhere between the ages of 16 and 55. Sex: Women are more than two to three times as likely as men are to have relapsing-remitting MS.
Family History: If one of your parents or siblings has had MS, you are at higher risk of developing the disease. Climate: MS is far more common in countries with temperate climates, including Canada, the northern United States, New Zealand, southeastern Australia and Europe.
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