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Autoimmune Stem Cell Therapy

Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the patient’s immune system generates cellular and antibody responses to substances and tissues normally present in the body. This might be restricted to one organ or involve a particular tissue in different places. As a result of this immune response, damage to different organs occurs.

Autoimmune Stem Cell Therapy



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What are Autoimmune Diseases?

Auto Immune system disorders cause either to little activity or to much activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body's ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections.


What are the common types of Autoimmune Diseases?

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from over eighty different types of known autoimmune diseases. The most common autoimmune diseases are:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - A chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet.
  • Lupus - An inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.
  • Celiac disease - An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
  • Sjögren's syndrome - An immune system disorder characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth.
  • Multiple Sclerosis - A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
  • Type I Diabetes - A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
  • Alopecia areata - Sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap.
  • Graves' disease (overactive thyroid) - A disease that causes the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone.
  • Hashimoto's disease (underactive thyroid) - A disease that causes the thyroid to not make enough thyroid hormone.
  • Psoriasis (suh-REYE-uh-suhss) - A disease that causes new skin cells that grow deep in your skin to rise too fast and pile up on the skin surface.

What are common symptoms of people suffering from Autoimmune Diseases?

The most common symptoms of autoimmune diseases are:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchy skin
  • Coordination
  • Balance and walking
  • Speaking
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Tremors
  • Painful, stiff, swollen, and deformed joints
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Trouble swallowing

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are unprogrammed cells in the human body that can replicate themselves or differentiate into other types of cells like: nerve, skin, blood, muscle, bone, cartilage and other specialized types of cells. At the forefront of Cellular Therapies, in a new field of science called Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells have the potential to treat many conditions because of their ability to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues.


How Do Stem Cells Work?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to become specialized cells. By following the inflammatory responses released by damaged or diseased tissues in the body, stem cells are activated to help repair and regenerate damaged cells such as nerve, skin, blood, muscle and many others.


How Often Do We Use Our Stem Cells?

Our stem cells are utilized daily to regenerate and repair tissue that has been damaged due to age, disease or trauma.


What Types Of Stem Cells Can We Harvest?

There are three sources of stem cells that can be harvested from a patient’s body. These sources include bone marrow, peripheral blood and adipose (fat) tissue.


What is a stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Many medical researchers studying Cellular Therapies in Regenerative Medicine believe that stem cell therapies have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. Studying the ability of stem cells to self-renew and differentiate offers significant potential for tissue generation that can potentially replace diseases and damaged areas in the body, with minimal risk of rejection and side effects.


What Is An Adipose Adult Stem Cell Procedure?

The stem cells for an adipose adult stem cell procedure are harvested by extracting the patient's adipose tissue through a procedure called mini-liposuction. This is an outpatient procedure performed under local or twilight anesthesia. During the procedure, the fat cells are extracted from the patient’s body. The extracted fat cells are then transferred to Younique Therapies onsite lab where the processing of the stem cells occur. During the processing phase, the stem cells are isolated from the fat, activated using the patient’s own growth factors derived from their PRP (platelet rich plasma) and prepared for infusion. The final stem cell product is reintroduced back to the patient intravenously (IV) and in a combination of other modalities, all dependent on the patient's specific needs. It takes approximately four to five hours to complete the entire process, from extraction to infusion.


What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Our blood contains platelets which contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP speeds up the healing process.

We do everything in our power to make sure your visit is an enjoyable one and that you leave with exactly what you were expecting. Our mission is to provide patients with cutting-edge, result-oriented stem cell procedures while providing the highest level of customer service.

Dr. Mark M. Youssef, PSc.D
License Number/Date: L.32597229 4.19.2016
License Level: Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine

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