The news about a 20-year-old who has undergone stem cell therapy has got the world feeling hopeful and excited of what is yet to come. Remya V Prabhu of Mattancherry who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy is now learning some daily activities independently.
Prabhu was normal at birth but was eventually hit with jaundice which resulted to brain damage that manifested as Cerebral Palsy. Her condition is called Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. She exhibited poor hand functions, slurred speech and poor eye contact. Most of her daily activities required aid and supervision. She was easily started and frequently suffering from seizures too.
The New Indian Express reports that Prabhu was brought to Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute to undergo stem cell therapy. The institute's deputy director, Dr. Nandini Gokulchandran explained that the treatment can potentially repair the damaged neural tissue at a structural, molecular and functional level.
"Stem Cell Therapy is a very simple and safe procedure. Stem Cells are taken from the patient's own bone marrow and cells are injected back into their Spinal Fluid after processing. Since they are taken from the patient's own body there is no rejection, no side effects, making SCT a completely safe procedure," Dr. Nandini expounded.
After Prabhu had the treatment, she was given with a personalized rehabilitation program that is now helping her grow into an independent child. She is now handling exercises like walking, stair climbing and maintaining balance well.
In other news, Vanguard states that adult stem cell therapy can now be viewed as a viable therapeutic alternative for conditions such as diabetes, back pain, sexual dysfunction, end-stage renal disease and more.
Stem cell therapy is now making patients more hopeful, optimistic and motivated in getting treatment for their conditions. The whole world is yet to witness more life-changing stories and developments in the field.