Stem Cell MS Treatment Brings Hope to British Mother. In an earlier post on Stem Cells for MS, we mentioned that stem cell treatment has proven effective on mice during clinical trials.
Medical researchers are still discerning whether stem cell MS treatment works on human patients but anecdotal stories provide hope that it does.
One such anecdotal story is that of a British mother who went to Mexico for stem cell treatments which lasted for one month.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the result has been dramatic and life changing.
Says Kate Dawson of her stem cell MS treatment and its impact on her health:
It is life-changing. I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life. I’ve been given my freedom back. I can go out and I feel like I’m back to my old self again. The treatment is miraculous.
When I got home, I started to do short walks in the field near our house and although my husband thought I looked like Bambi as my balance was still a little off, I felt like my legs could carry me again. Each day I try to do some of exercise and I have now also joined the gym where I do weights and the ski cross trainer a few times a week.
I can now look forward to the New Year and what it will bring for me and my family.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the stem cell MS treatment that Dawson went through is called Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) which involves a patient’s stem cells being harvested from bone marrow which is then re-introduced to the body.
So did this treatment really work? Well, Dawson’s specialist reportedly confirmed that her MS have started to reverse and that her disability level is improving.
However, her treatment will continue for a year but she does not have to go back to Mexico since her bimonthly infusions can be administered in Manchester.
For those of you wondering, the cost of Dawson’s stem cell MS treatment amounted to £45,000.
Stem Cell MS Treatment Brings Hope to British Mother posted 12 December 2016. Last updated: May 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm