Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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How Placenta Stem Cell and Related
Therapies Can Help CFS Sufferers

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

CFS is defined by two major criteria, chronic severe fatigue for at least six months not caused by a diagnosable disease or relieved with rest and at least four other specific symptoms that occur at the same time or after the development of severe fatigue.

The cause of CFS is unknown.

Risk factors are not clearly understood, but the majority of adults diagnosed are adult women age range of 40s to 50s; pediatric patients diagnosed are usually teenaged.

The symptoms and signs of CFS are relatively specific: chronic severe fatigue for at least six months not caused by a diagnosable disease and at least four other specific symptoms such as cognitive impairment, muscle and/or joint pains, new types of headaches, tender lymph nodes, sore throat, non-refreshing sleep and malaise after exercise, that occur at the same time or after the development of severe fatigue.

CFS is diagnosed by the two major criteria and symptoms and signs listed above.

Current medical treatment of CFS is based on treating the symptoms that patients exhibit.

The prognosis for CFS in adults is only fair to poor; children have a better or good prognosis with treatment.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the usual preventive advice given by clinicians that treat CFS patients.

Additional sources of information and support groups are available for CFS.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

Controversy about the definition of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) finally led an international panel of CFS research experts in 1994 to establish a precise definition of CFS so that the syndrome could actually be diagnosed. There are two criteria developed by this panel that both define and diagnose CFS. The patient must have both of the following criteria:

  1. Have severe chronic fatigue of six months or longer duration with other known medical conditions excluded by clinical diagnosis.
  2. Concurrently have four or more of the following symptoms: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration; sore throat; tender lymph nodes; muscle pain; multi-joint pain without swelling or redness; headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity; non-refreshing sleep; and post-exertion malaise lasting more than 24 hours

In addition, four symptoms of the symptoms listed above must have persisted or recurred during six or more consecutive months of illness and must not have predated the severe chronic fatigue (the symptoms must have occurred at the same time or after severe chronic fatigue appeared, but not before). Although most of the medical community accepts this definition, there are some that either do not or think the criteria needs revision.

Why so much controversy?

There are at least three major reasons for controversy:
  1. Chronic fatigue is a symptom of many illnesses, so chronic fatigue syndrome had to have criteria that distinguished it from similar medical conditions that have chronic fatigue as a major symptom (for example, fibromyalgia, chronic mononucleosis, myalgic encephalomyelitis, neurologic problems, sensitivity to certain chemicals). Other treatable illnesses and conditions that may have chronic fatigue as one symptom among many others include hypothyroidism, cancers, autoimmune diseases, adrenal gland problems, sub acute or chronic infections, obesity, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, reactions to medicines, hormonal disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, and malingering.
  2. In addition to the two criteria above needed to fit both the definition and diagnosis of CFS, many patients have additional symptoms that, depending on their severity, may predominate and overshadow the CFS symptom criteria. These symptoms include chest pain, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, chronic cough, diarrhea, nausea, night sweats, jaw and muscle stiffness and pain, double vision, and psychological problems such as panic attacks, anxiety, and depression.
  3. There is no laboratory test that can give a definitive diagnosis of CFS, and there are no physical signs that specifically identify CFS.
Consequently, the disease is diagnosed by excluding the diseases that may cause the symptoms (termed a diagnosis of exclusion) listed above yet still fit the two defined criteria established by the panel of CFS experts in 1994. It is not unusual for patients to undergo an extensive battery of tests to rule out other diseases before a patient is determined to fit the CFS diagnostic criteria. Unfortunately, many patients that have subsequently been diagnosed to have CFS also have had some of the conditions and symptoms listed above. Without the CFS criteria, diagnosis would even be more controversial.

Controversy still remains, some individuals want to rename the disease, some clinicians want to change the 1994 criteria and others do not. Until a definitive cause is proven, controversies about names, diagnosis, treatments, and other aspects of CFS will likely remain.

How Placenta Stem Cell Therapy Helps CFS Sufferers

As detailed above, the exact causes of CFS are unknown.  The Placenta stem cell and related protocol for CFS takes an overall system-approach to combating the wide variety of CFS symptoms and underlying causes. Placenta / Stem Cell Therapy (PST) and their unique growth factors have an amazing health Impact  on CFS because they enhance, repair and regenerate these Three Major Biological Systems in the body:

IMMUNE SYSTEM: (IMMUNOMODULATING THERAPY)

The scientific community is focusing much attention on this complex system because so many illnesses result from aberrations in this area. These are the auto-immune diseases (Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis etc.) Many conditions like tuberculosis (TB), shingles or chronic infections start when the Immune system is down because of many conditions such as stress, steroid therapy, cancer therapy, or AIDS. PST provides all the vital substances and growth factors but without the toxicity due to their perfect balance in an organ (placenta) that is not designed or manipulated by humans. These substances, along with the increase in "Natural Killer" (NK) cells (these cells are responsible to attack cancerous or infected cells while they are circulating in our body) reset the Immune system the way it was when we were younger.

If this system is in top condition, the degenerative illnesses are delayed or stopped, the auto-immune conditions are helped and chronic infections are better controlled. The fact that the immune system is "awake" is the reason this therapy is now considered a preventative measure against cancer.

HORMONAL SYSTEM:

Studies done in men and women have shown that after the placenta is implanted, the hormonal profile is reset to the way it was years before. In men, there is a noticeable improvement of the initial rates of male hormones, and a new glandular balance that gives more energy and increases the libido. Recent discoveries about Prostate enlargement involve an alteration in sexual hormones as the main reason the prostate grows out of control. This explains why the PST can help this condition tremendously.
In women, the treatment appears to be an interesting alternative to Estrogen Replacement Therapy, given that there is a conversion of minor androgens to estrogen, and an increased secretion of progesterone without the possible side effects.

The fact that the placenta has so many Growth factors, explains why Placenta Stem Cell (PSC) patients are noticing the same improved anti-aging benefits usually attributed to HGH replacement therapy, such as:

Increased resistance to common illnesses, higher energy levels, better memory, increase of muscle mass and diminished visceral fat, preserved or improved bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased exercise performance, etc.

CIRCULATION SYSTEM:

As we all know, the most important nutrients that the body needs to be alive and healthy are, Oxygen and Glucose, and those are delivered by millions of blood vessels all over the body. With aging the circulation becomes less efficient, and if you add other factors like smoking, being sedentary, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other lipids, the result is that very important organs like the brain, heart, skin and ultimately the whole body suffers the effects of that inefficiency: poor memory, drier and paler skin, no energy and basically all the signs of aging appear. One of the first signals of improvement with PSC therapy is that the skin color becomes pinker and warmer after just two or three days of the implants, and the skin texture is better in just 3 to 4 weeks. That effect could be explained because of the Vascular Growth Factors that the placenta has along with the millions of Stem Cells.

By enhancing, repairing and regenerating these 3 main systems of the body, CFS sufferers receive remarkable improvements in their condition.  Our patients report alleviation and/or improvement in memory or concentration; energy levels; muscle pain; multi-joint pain; reduced swelling or redness; headaches; quality of sleep; sense of well-being and many more related symptoms.

If you or someone you love suffers from CFS, click here to fill out our short information form to see if you are a candidate for placenta stem cell therapy. At the Optimum Health Regeneration Center, we focus on the best options to treat the source of your condition that will improve the quality of your life NOW and in the future!
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