Crohn’s disease is a bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of digestive tract (anywhere from mouth to anus). Symptoms may vary but most commonly include abdominal pain, diarrhea (bloody, in severe cases), fever, fatigue, decreased appetite and weight loss. This can lead to many complications, and those suffering from Crohn’s disease carry higher risk of bowel cancer.
Periods of flare up and remission are characteristic for this disease. Many people experience the symptoms years before they get diagnosed. Even though it is immune related, Crohn’s is not an autoimmune disease. This is a chronic condition and there is no cure, although medications and treatments can be helpful in calming down the symptoms or stopping a flare up from occurring. Medications that are most commonly used include corticosteroid, in order to stop the symptoms, and methotrexate or a thiopurine to prevent relapses. Smokers are strongly advised to quit their habit, because it affects the symptoms of a disease significantly. Even with treatments, around half of people end up needing a surgery in the course of the first ten years with a disease.
The cause is still unknown, but the studies show that it is likely a combination of genetics, environmental and immune factors. People who have siblings with this disease have around 30 times more chances to develop it themselves. It has also spread out more in the developed countries and the urban surroundings. Eastern Europe has the most cases with Crohn’s disease (around 3 people per 1,000 are diagnosed). It usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30 and both males and females are equally affected. Smoking, animal protein intake and stress are all linked to this condition.
Crohn’s disease is often mistaken for ulcerative colitis, because the symptoms are quite similar. However, while the Crohn’s disease can affect any part of gastrointestinal track, ulcerative targets only the colon. Diagnosing Crohn’s can be challenging, but the most effective method is colonoscopy, which is 70% accurate.
Although patients with Crohn’s have only slightly reduced life span in general, a number of different complications can easily end up being fatal, which is why it is important to be cautious and do the appropriate treatments.
Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s disease
This condition is a hard battle to deal with and it can be very difficult to control the symptoms. Until recent stem cell discovery, there was nothing powerful enough on the market to help the disease, and reverse the damage as well. Stem cell therapy at Swiss Medica clinic offers exactly that.
A patient undergoes a simple procedure, which lasts only a couple of hours. Firstly, stem cells are extracted from bone marrow and/or fat tissue (procedure similar to liposuction, but simpler). Only a small amount is needed, which is later separated and activated in Swiss Medica laboratory. Finally, activated stem cells are returned back to patient’s body while resting, through a standard IV dip. This is a safe, painless and quick process. Because stem cells come from patient’s own body, there is no risk of side effects or rejection. A body receives 200-300 million stem cells during the treatment, which restores a person’s daily losses and exceeds it by thousand times.
Stem cells are unique and have the power to find the place of damage inside the body and fix it. Because they are already a part of repair system naturally, this process is very standard for human organism. When activated stem cells reach the body, they start searching for a place of damage and work on it. A patient notices improvement in symptoms, which are slowly building up, during the next 2-4 months.
The advantages of our treatment system:
- Side effects and rejection free (patient’s very own stem cells from the abdomen and/or bone marrow are used).
- Avoidance of any allergic and immune reactions (patient’s own cells suit chromosomal and genetic structure).
- Does not require general anesthesia.
- No risk of contamination by transmissible diseases.
- No oncological complications as adult stem cells in the comparison to embryonic cells are rather mature.
- Procedure is very quick and simple. Small quantity of cells are extracted from bone marrow and/or fat tissue. Combination of the two can often show the best results.
- The period of time between getting lipoaspirate and injection of the activated stem cells is only a few hours.
- Adult stem cells are superior over embryonic stem cells, because they don’t require growth of several moths and come from patient’s own body, which is why there is no risk of side effects after the treatment.
The Swiss Medica ХХI Century clinic offers its clients safe and effective treatment supported by the team of highly qualified professionals. We realize the importance of conducting personalized care and promise proven results. Our aim is reaching the top standards of treatment for every patient – and we always succeed in it.
A patient can undergo medical treatment in Swiss Medica ХХI Century in Moscow (Russia), Belgrade (Serbia) or Switzerland.
The package includes:
- — Transfer from / to airport
- — Interpretation services
- — Specially developed individual balanced diet
- — Medical tests, diagnostics
- — Doctors consultations (specialists in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition)
- — Medications
- — Stem cells therapy:
- • Lung regenerative therapy
- • Rejuvenating therapy
- • Health restoration treatment
- • Organ regenerative protocols
- • Activated autologous mesenchymal adipose stem or/and bone marrow cells therapy (the most effective and a strong combination for renewing lung cells)
- — Physiotherapy
- — Psychotherapy
- — Follow-up if needed
Optional additional therapy:
- — Regenerative cell therapy
- — Ozone-laser injection therapy
- — Cryotherapy