Stem Cells Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Garreth, 53, noticed a twitch in one of his fingers. Then, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2001. Seeking a second opinion and in denial he went a year without treatment. He played mandolin and guitar in two bands, competed in track and field at a national level.

After his first year of denial, he finally accepted help and was prescribed sinamet, requip, and amantadine. He began a world wide search for a cure. In a round about way he found treatment in Mexico.

He took treatment in April 2007.  Within a week his voice had improved. The next thing he felt in about 2 weeks was a huge difference in energy and stamina. His small motor control returned.

He started playing music again and started lifting and running. Garreth exclaimed, “I won’t tell you I’m 100 % of what I was, nor will I tell you I’m cured. What I will tell you is I’m as close to normal as I’ve been.”

“All my symptoms are improved much more than they were prior to treatment. My path of greatness is flowing again”, he says.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination.

“Stem cell treatment is at a nascent stage but we need to understand the life-saving potential of such procedures. PD is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time”, said Karan Goel, an entrepreneur and chairman of Stem Cell Global Foundation, which is creating awareness about stem cell technology.

“Although some people become severely disabled, others experience only minor motor disruptions. No one can predict which symptoms will affect an individual patient, and the intensity of the symptoms also varies from person to person”, Karan said.

Stem Cells can revive the lives of many affected by such life deteriorating diseases.

Source: Stem Cell Global Foundation

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