What is Scleroderma
Scleroderma is an uncommon condition that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels.
Scleroderma is caused by the immune system attacking the connective tissue under the skin and around internal organs and blood vessels. This causes scarring and thickening of the tissue in these areas.
There are several different types of scleroderma that can vary in severity. Some types are relatively mild and may eventually improve on their own, while others can lead to severe and life-threatening problems.
There are 2 main types of scleroderma:
- localised scleroderma – just affects the skin
- systemic sclerosis – may affect blood circulation and internal organs as well as the skin
What Causes Scleroderma
Normally, the body’s immune system fights off any germs that infect the body. It responds like this to anything in the body it doesn’t recognise, and settles down when the infection has been cleared.
It’s thought scleroderma occurs because part of the immune system has become overactive and out of control. This leads to cells in the connective tissue producing too much collagen, causing scarring and thickening (fibrosis) of the tissue.
It’s not clear why this happens. Certain genes are thought to be involved, and having a close family member with the condition may increase your risk.
The treatment of scleroderma with embryonic stem cells (ESC) is the latest addition to our embryonic stem cell protocols.
We already knew that ESCs regulate the immune system and reverse auto immune disorders such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. We also knew that these stem cells are the only ones to produce a specific microRNA that is missing wherever fibrosis develops in the body, allowing us to reverse conditions like pulmonary fibrosis.
At the request of many, we researched the possibility of reversing scleroderma.
Benefits of Embryonic Stem Cells for Scleroderma Treatment
t is our pleasure to announce that it is possible to restore skin and conjunctive tissues elasticity with a combination of ESC therapy and specific proteins and vitamins necessary to rebuild the lost structures.
A minimum of one month daily treatment is required to see lasting improvement.
This month-long protocol included 10 stem cell injections.
Depending on how severe the condition is, further stem cell injections may be necessary six months after the initial treatment.
If only the skin is affected and the internal organs are unaffected, we may recommend local ESC injections in the most affected areas.
If your schedule does not permit you to stay for the full month near our facility, please call our patient coordinator to request a personalized protocol which will take into account your specific needs.
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