What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig ’s Disease, is a rapidly progressive as well as fatal neurodegenerative disorder attacking motor nerve cells of the brain as well as the spinal cord to destroy muscular movements of the body. The literal meaning of the disease is wastage of voluntary muscles due to lack of nourishment. ALS does not affect a patient’s intellectual quotient; although it is observed that a patient may undergo severe depression or alterations in cognitive functions affecting memory or behavior. It has not been observed to affect the sensory neurons of the person maintaining the ability to touch, smell, taste, and hear.
Although the exact cause of its occurrence is still unknown, studies have revealed different facts about its occurrence such as genetic mutations or environmental exposure. Many scientists have linked ALS with an unusual diet or injury. The changes in gene mutations causing ALS, has been confirmed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke. The mutated gene that produces the enzyme SOD1 is found to be associated with the occurrence of the disease. Researchers have linked ALS with toxic environmental factors such as lead exposure or infectious agents, as well as physical trauma, behavioral and occupational factors. Neurons are brain cells mainly located in the brain, spinal cord and lower stem of the brain. These cells are known as the messengers connecting the brain with other parts of the body through the spinal cord. They pass on messages from the brain to different organs of the body including voluntary muscles. These messages are passed on through signals from neurons. Due to genetic mutations or environmental factors, if anything goes wrong with the passage of information, faulty information will be processed to voluntary muscles resulting in severe progressive degeneration. Due to the lack of functional processing, the voluntary muscles of the body gradually weaken, waste away and demonstrate very fine twitches.
Treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at Cellebration Life Sciences, Inc.
At Cellebration, we have mastered the technology for isolating the maximum number of viable stem cells from either the autologous sources of your own body or allogeneic with a matched donor to treat various patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. We are a licensed, private organization with a highly technologically equipped specialized facility under development designed to isolate and enrich the viable cell stems which will be infused into the patient. Stem Cell treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis involves administration of concentrated cells in the targeted area to form colonies, adapt the properties of resident stem cells and initiate some of the lost functions that have been compromised by the disease or injury. These cells are administered through one of the methods after a considerable analysis of the patient’s unique history and medical professional’s advice.
- Intrathecal Administration:-In this mode, cells are infused in the cerebrospinal fluid through the subarachnoid spaces of the spinal canal.
- Intravenous Administration:-In this mode, cells are infused through the veins to expand blood volumes in the system, to ensure that the maximum number of cells reach the targeted area.
Once infused back in the body, these cells can be repopulated at the damaged parts of the organ. Through their strong paracrine effects, they differentiate into lost or damaged cells. Thus with our standardized, broad based and holistic approach, it is now possible to obtain noticeable improvements in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis for symptoms as well as their functional abilities.