What is Stroke?
Similar to a heart attack, A Stroke is known as an attack to the brain due to blockages in the blood vessels supplying blood to it. The degree of damage depends upon the area and the extent of damage. A minor stroke results in pain and temporary weakness in arms or legs while a major stroke can include permanent paralysis. A Stroke is broadly classified into three major parts as follows:-
- Hemorrhagic Stroke: – This is a less common type affecting less than 15% of people, but they are responsible for about 40% of all the stroke deaths. This occurs due to rupturing of the weakened walls of the blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Due to this rupture, the blood is released in the different parts of the brain causing stroke. This spillage creates instant damage in the blood vessels surrounding the area, causing major death of brain cells or neurons.
- Ischemic Stroke: – This type of stroke occurs when the vessel supplying the blood to the different parts of the brain is blocked by a clot. Due to this clotting, the supply of blood is halted resulting in the loss of brain cells. Due to lifestyle and environmental factors, this type of the stroke is more common, accounting for about 87% of the stroke patients. However, this is the less severe form of the stroke which can be kept under control by taking a precautionary approach. The survival rates are higher in ischemic stroke as compared to the other forms.
- Transient Ischemic Attack: – This form of the stroke has a very short duration involving stoppage of the blood for a very short period. This type of stroke is also called a mini stroke. The symptoms of this stroke appear and last for less than 24 hours. This is known to be a very minor attack that does not usually cause any permanent damage. However, this can be taken as a warning signal for the future stroke attack and hence should not be ignored.
Treatment for Stroke 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 recovering from a Stroke. 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 Stroke recovery 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 two 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 areas of the spinal cord. Through their strong paracrine effects, they differentiate into lost neurons or other damaged supporting cells to improve motor as well as sensory functions of the spinal cord. Thus with our standardized, broad based and holistic approach, it is now possible to obtain noticeable improvements in the patients recovering from a Stroke, in symptoms as well as their functional abilities.