Either the blockage of blood supply to a part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures causing bleeding lead to stroke. Cerebral neurons damage when they are deprived of oxygen. This results in the following symptoms: sudden numbness, muscle weakness, mostly on one side of the body, trouble in speaking or understanding speech, seeing, walking, coordination; or possibly death.
There are two forms of stroke:
With the advancement of stem cell treatments in China now you have a novel treatment option for Stroke. Unlike the currently available conventional treatments, our stem cell regimen is different in the way that we target to repair the brain tissue damage itself and recover functions. Stem cell treatment focuses on the root of the problem and not just the symptoms.
Cell death occurs when cells are injured. However, these dead cells are surrounded by damaged and healthy cells. Stem cells have the potential to stimulate the healing of these injured cells by the secretion of cytokines, such as nerve growth factor to promote the body’s self-repair mechanisms.
The objective of the treatment is to repair the injured cell area around the lesion. This will lead to improved symptoms mainly in physique and movements. The majority of patients show improvements right after the first or second transplant. They continue to improve for about 6 months to 1 year before the final results settle in. For Stroke patients the achieved results are permanent.
As of July 2010, we have treated 103 stroke patients. Stem cell treatment has an effectiveness rate from 70.4 % to 73.8 % for cerebral infarction and cerebral hemorrhage. Most patients see improvement during hospitalization.
Improvements seen are as follows:
In our clinical experience, duration since the onset of stroke or brain hemorrhage, the severity of cerebral infarction, damage to other vital organs, and the general health of the patient influence the treatment outcome. Generally, the earlier the treatment is provided, the better the results.
Stem cells are injected via lumbar punctures supplemented by intravenous administration (IV). In certain cases we also recommend stereotactic brain surgery.
Our doctors understand that a variety of factors may influence decisions regarding your treatment. Our team is dedicated to patient education and collaboration so that you are clearly aware of your condition and treatment options. The hospital offers a wide range of treatments and related services. Therefore we advise you to consult with one of our specialists for personalized treatment information before you arrive in China.
Contact us and learn more about our stem cell treatment program for stroke.