What is a muscular dystrophy?
A muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle disorders which generally appeared before the age of six. In this the muscles of the body start deteriorating one after the other and make a patient weak with passage of time. The deterioration of muscles in a muscular dystrophy happens rapidly and progressively and this will ultimately reach the muscles of the heart and respiration thereby lead to death. Also known as neuromuscular disorders which causes progressive weakness in the muscles and loss of the muscle mass.
Symptoms of muscular dysfunction:
The symptoms of muscular dysfunction may vary from person to person and the type of muscular dystrophy disorders.
- Difficulty with motor skills such as running, jumping, hopping, etc.
- Fatigue and muscle weakness.
- Progressive difficulty in walking.
- Mental retardation (possible but does not worsen over time).
- Trouble while breathing.
- Joint stiffness.
- Frequent falls.
- Unable to climb the stairs without support.
- Difficulty to get up from the floor without help.
The muscular dystrophy (MD) is caused due to lack of dystrophin, a type of protein in the gene of the patient’s parent. Males are more likely to develop MD symptoms.As of now, the only way a Muscular Dystrophy patient can move is by using the orthopedic appliances such as wheelchairs and braces.
When it comes to Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy in India the global patients get an outstanding medical care at much affordable cost. It would be simply difficult to find out healthcare services at such a cost-effective fashion unlike seen in this country.
Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy in India
Stem cells are known to have a tangible application in the treatment of muscular dystrophy (MD). By property, these stem cells can regenerate the affected muscles by inducing the myogenesis and provide a decent symptomatic relief. The expected deterioration of the patients with MD is about 20% every year and the absence of deterioration by that percentage after the therapy is generally acknowledged as an improvement by the most practicing doctors.
Some of the forms of muscular dystrophy treated with stem cell therapy are:
- Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
- Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)
- Limb-Gridle Muscular Dystrophy
MD patients will receive IV injections of the stem cells and the intramuscular injection in order to place the stem cells directly into the atrophied areas. The first goal of the therapy is to slow the progression of the condition and hopefully relieve some symptoms. The interval in between the therapy and the time patients claim improvements have started to regress and this can vary from patient to patient. There is also a possibility of minimal to no improvement and therefore we encourage the patients to keep realistic expectations.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy
The stem cell therapy can halt the progression of the disease which can prevent further complications of the disorder. It will improve the strength, tone, power and rexes of the muscle due to the regeneration of the new muscle fibers within the afflicted muscle bundle and this in turn should mitigate most of the symptoms.
At Dheeraj Bojwani Consultants, we provide access to the stem cell therapy for muscular dystrophy with the best doctors in India. All you need to do is send us your medical history and all relevant test reports and we will help to initiate the formal process of consultation with our doctors who will ascertain your eligibility for stem cell therapy. Contact us to get your stem cell therapy for Muscular Dystrophy (MD) in India through us.
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