LYME Treatment with Stem Cell
With Stem Cell Therapy, the progression of 350 different diseases caused by LYME can be slowed down and regressed. With the overall improvement in the body, it relieves the immune system, muscle or joint-based symptoms caused by this disease, which significantly improves the patient's quality of life.
- The treatment of LYME with stem cells is recognized as a new method that scientists are working on.
- Stem cells have the ability to turn into the cells of damaged organs when they touch the damaged organs (muscles, nerves, joint). Stem cells are therefore used in the treatment of LYME as well.
- The number of cells to be administered is determined according to the age and weight of the patient. The treatment is performed in 3 sessions 45 days apart or in 3 consecutive days.
- The treatment protocol is precisely adjusted according to the patient's condition and a different protocol is applied for each patient.
- The success rate of the treatment increases significantly in early diagnosis. Previous studies reported positive results with stem cell therapy.
What is LYME?
Lyme disease or Borreliosis is a disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi or a similar bacterium, which is usually transmitted to humans when they are bitten by the ticks of the genus Ixodes ricinus. Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans when they are bitten by infected ticks.
Although the disease occurs in different ways, the first symptom is the redness in the area where the tick bites. Target organs can be organs such as skin, central nervous system, eye and heart. There may be swelling of the joints, accumulation of fluid, and difficulty in movement.
The disease can be treated with antibiotics. In some patients, the symptoms of the disease may last months or even years after treatment. These symptoms may include muscle pain, calcification, neck stiffness, mental symptoms, neural complaints, and excessive fatigue. In addition, there are findings indicating that this bacterium may cause cancer.
What are the symptoms of LYME?
Symptoms of tick bites are seen within 3-30 days.
- Fatigue, tremor, fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and swelling of the lymph nodes are seen.
- Red rash with a "bull's-eye" appearance called erythema migrans (EM) in the form of an enlarging ring is observed. It occurs in 70% of infected individuals and starts occurring within 3-30 days (7 days on average) at the site of the tick bite.
- Some people may have small bumps or redness that would disappear within 1-2 days at the site of the tick bite. This is not a symptom of Lyme disease.
If the patient is not treated at this stage, the infection may spread to other parts of the body within weeks and the following symptoms may occur:
- Joint lesions in other parts of the body,
- Facial paralysis (loss of muscle tone on one or both sides of the face),
- Severe headache and stiff neck due to cerebral inflammation,
- Pain and swelling in large joints,
- Palpitation and dizziness,
Most of these symptoms disappear within weeks or months without treatment. However, untreated persons may develop additional complications within months and years.
- In approximately 60% of patients, joint inflammation with intermittent severe joint pain and swelling may occur. Large joints, especially the knee joint, are affected.
- Up to 5% of patients have chronic central nervous system complaints.
- Approximately 10-20% of patients may have recurrent symptoms lasting for months and years despite antibiotic treatment. These symptoms include muscle and joint pains, sleep disorders, and fatigue. The exact cause of these symptoms is not known. This is called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.
Causes of LYME
Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans when they are bitten by infected ticks.
Although most mammal species can be infected with these bacteria, deer are the most important reservoirs. Transmission occurs when adult or immature forms of infected Ixodes ticks bite human beings. Most human infections are caused by bites by immature ticks. This is because immature ticks are smaller than 2 mm, making it difficult to detect them on the body. They are usually more active in spring and summer. Adult ticks are more easily detected when they are on the body, so it is more likely to remove them before infection occurs. Adult ticks are mostly active in winter.
Ticks can bite any part of the human body. However, they are usually found in areas such as groin, armpits and scalp where it is difficult to see them.
LYME Disease Treatment
Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical examination findings and history of infected tick exposure. Laboratory tests are also helpful in diagnosis.
Most cases of Lyme disease can be successfully treated with antibiotics within few weeks. Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually recover quickly and completely.
Treatment of LYME with Stem Cells
Stem cells have the ability to turn into the cells of damaged organs when they touch the damaged organs (muscles, nerves, joint). Stem cells are therefore used in the treatment of LYME. They also treat damaged nerves and muscles in a similar manner. In this way, they may slow the progression of the disease caused by the bacterium, completely stop it and make it regress. The success rate of the treatment is proportional to the patient's age, the duration of the disease and the patient's condition. If the disease has severely progressed, treatment may need to be applied more than once. Therefore, the success rate of the treatment increases significantly in early diagnosis. The treatment is performed in 3 sessions 45 days apart or in 3 consecutive days.
The number of cells to be administered is determined according to the age and weight of the patient and treatment is carried out using mesenchymal stem cells (derived from the patient's own adipose tissue or bone marrow) or fetal stem cells. The decision is made according to the patient's condition. The success rate of the treatment increases significantly in early diagnosis. Previous studies reported positive results with stem cell therapy. Even though the number of people suffering from this disease is not high, treatment significantly prevented progression to further phases of the disease in 95% of the patients and helped to resolve the existing serious condition.
This treatment can be administered at our GenCell Stem Cell Treatment Center in Kiev, Ukraine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is most likely to have LYME?
This disease is more common in people living in Asia, east and west of Europe, and the forestry areas of the United States. There is a higher risk of infection for campers and those wandering around the mountainous areas in the regions where this disease is commonly seen.
Is LYME a contagious disease?
This disease may be transmitted by blood transfusion, organ transplantation and sexually, however researches indicate that it is not transmitted from person to person through contact, kissing or sexual intercourse.
Preventative measures for LYME
The vaccine for Lyme disease has not been produced since 2002. Places with tick infestation and ticks and direct contact with ticks should be avoided. High grass and leaves, shrubs and forest areas should be avoided. In such places, you should walk from the center of the roads.
Repellents containing 20-30% DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) should be used appropriately.
Clothing and tent equipment containing 0.5% permethrin should be used.
If a tick attached to the skin is found, the tick should be removed as quickly as possible without panicking. To do this, fine-tip tweezers should be used to grasp the tick as close to the surface of the skin as possible. When removing the tick, it must be lifted straight up without bending or shaking it. If there is a part, such as the mouth of the tick left in the skin, it should be removed with tweezers a well. If the remaining parts cannot be removed easily, the skin should be allowed to heal.
After the tick has been removed, the tick bite area and hands should be thoroughly cleaned with alcohol, iodine or soap.
Tick should never be crushed with fingers.
If a rash or fever develops within a few weeks after removing a tick, seek medical advice. The doctor should be informed about the tick bite history.
Does every tick bite cause LYME?
Not every tick bite will cause this disease. However, as the pathways of bacteria are numerous, it has the potential to become epidemic in the world as of today.
Besides ticks, Lyme bacteria can be transmitted from all creatures that suck blood such as fleas and mosquitoes, and it is mostly seen in wild animals, mammals, and birds in nature, and in cats and dogs in cities.
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