Autoimmune Disorders

misc image

Autoimmune Disorders services offered in Willow Park, TX

Autoimmune disorders can affect anyone, but women account for more than 75% of all cases. They struggle with debilitating symptoms like muscle aches, pain, and profound fatigue. Nadeem Khan, MD, and his expert team at the Stem Cell Center of Texas in Willow Park, Texas, specialize in using your own stem cells to reduce inflammation, support a healthy immune system, and limit the tissue damage caused by autoimmune disorders. Call the office today or connect online to schedule an appointment and learn how stem cell therapy can improve the quality of your life.

What are autoimmune disorders?

Your immune system normally protects your health by identifying and eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances.

An autoimmune disorder develops when the immune system malfunctions and identifies a healthy part of your body as a potential danger. It attacks that body area, causing inflammation, damaging tissues, and preventing the tissues from working correctly.

These are a few examples of the more than 100 autoimmune diseases:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Vasculitis

People with one autoimmune disorder are at high risk of developing a second one. 

What are the symptoms of autoimmune disorders?

Though each autoimmune disease has specific symptoms, they all cause chronic inflammation and one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin rashes
  • Dry mouth and eyes
  • Recurrent fevers
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation 

Autoimmune disorder symptoms often flare up, go into remission, and then flare up again.

How are autoimmune disorders treated?

Conventional medical care focuses on prescribing medication that eases your symptoms. Medication helps some people feel better but doesn’t promote healing or target your immune system.

Stem cell therapy differs because these highly specialized cells can regulate the immune system, reducing inflammation and healing damaged tissues.

Stem cell treatment for autoimmune disorders is relatively new compared to its use in orthopedic conditions. But it shows the potential to slow, even stop, the tissue damage caused by autoimmune diseases.

Your provider removes adult stem cells from your body and uses a concentrated dose to treat your autoimmune disease. Though they can inject stem cells into targeted tissues, they typically treat autoimmune disorders by infusing the cells intravenously, sending them through a needle into your bloodstream.

An infusion allows the stem cells to travel throughout your body and migrate into areas of inflammation and tissues needing repair. The stem cells release biochemicals that activate tissue regeneration and communicate with your immune system.

You’ll probably need more than one stem cell infusion, depending on variables like how long you’ve had the disease and how far it’s progressed.

Call the Stem Cell Center of Texas today or use online booking to schedule an appointment to learn if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy to fight autoimmune disorders.