Crohn's disease is a very horrible condition of the intestines. It's can make any errand away from home a stressful and often embarrassing endeavor. Also, for most it can be very painful and gut wrenching. Several types of food can be very unpleasant. During flares, life can be downright miserable.
It's encouraging to see that stem cell therapy is gaining favor in light of several new reports showing promise, and even better than pharmaceutical drugs that can cost over $10,000 a month. Even more encouraging, there are stem cell resources in the body that can treat the underlying cause of Crohn's disease. Stromal vascular fraction is recovered by processing fat tissue after a mini-liposuction procedure that is very non-invasive and takes about 30min. After, the fat is off to process in the lab. And then an hour later the cells are ready to be administered through iv for about 45min. The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) has remarkable attributes. The stem cells and extracellular vesicles are able to down regulate immune cells through a series of cell-to-cell communications.
The adipose (fat) tissue stem cells seem to be especially gifted in their ability to modulate the immune system in a beneficial way. And not just to benefit Crohn's, but a whole host of immune system dysfunctions.
This is so encouraging for those who suffer with immune system problems. A cure is on the way and it's looking like it's going to happen. I do believe in the near future this will be a very common procedure to cure autoimmune diseases.