A stroke can affect the remaining life of a victim in many different ways, depending on the severity of the attack. Following the occurrence of a stroke, a victim may be left with a loss of vision or other physical function or memory and speech impairment. The aftermath of a stroke could potentially greatly affect the rest of a victim’s life. However, adult stem cell therapy provides stroke victims with the possibility of a different future through the healing abilities of cells found in fat tissue.
WHAT IS A STROKE?
A stroke or brain ischemia may also be referred to as a brain attack due to the similarities it shares with a heart attack. An attack takes place when the brain has been cut off from blood flow due to a blood clot or otherwise weakened blood vessel. This results in a brain that is deprived of oxygen, causing the cells inside to die.
ASPEN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE ADULT STEM CELL THERAPY
Adult stem cells can be found in various types of tissue throughout the body. These cells provide healing and recovery in the event of any bump, bruise, or other injuries ranging from a scratch to a broken leg. With that said, adult stem cells are more abundant in some areas compared to others. When found in the brain, these cells are simply not as numerous. The lack of availability causes the brain to lose the same amount of healing power that a patient’s skin might have.
However, Aspen Regenerative Medicine doctors are trained to perform specially developed procedures to efficiently deliver adult stem cells intravenously. When the stem cells have entered the brain, they are directed to improve blood flow to tissue, replace damaged cells, and stop inflammation and the death of tissue. This technique has been independently studied and proven to be effective.
ADULT STEM CELL THERAPY PROCEDURE
When performed at Aspen Regenerative Medicine, the adult stem cell procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed and completed in one day. Recovery time is kept to a minimum; however, it may vary from patient to patient depending on specific circumstances.
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