COPD

Unparalleled approach to treatment

Stem cells have an innate property that attracts them to inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system promoting better health and quality of life.

How do stem cells work?

Inflammation is prevalent in disorders ranging from heart disease and diabetes to Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Treatment of these diseases, as well as many other common conditions, usually addresses the reduction of inflammation in the body. Whether through drugs, diet and lifestyle changes, or other natural methods, the goal is to eliminate as much inflammation from the body as possible.

Researchers have shown over the years that Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are one of the strongest anti-inflammatory tools available today and many patients are turning to stem cell therapy to meet their needs.

A protocol built for success

Our treatment protocols are independently IRB reviewed by a medical board in the United States. This is to ensure our practices are safe and within good standing in the medical community.

Type of stem cells administered

DVC Stem uses cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells sourced from US-donated, full term human umbilical cords. We administer over 300 million cells that are all thoroughly tested for viability before treatment.

Mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to:

1. Reduce inflammation
2. Modulate the immune system
3. Stimulate tissue regeneration

How stem cells reduce inflammation

Specifically, MSCs can inhibit the overproduction and use of T-cells in the body. This effect occurs without compromising the body’s natural immune system and leaving the patient vulnerable to disease.

The effect of the transplant is a return of the body to normal immune function and a drastic reduction in a patient’s inflammation markers. This anti-inflammatory effect can last for years at a time without the need for another transplant.

What this means for patients with autoimmune and degenerative diseases is a natural solution to their symptoms, a respite from discomfort, and an overall increase in quality of life. Additionally, not only will the body better be able to heal damaged tissue with the inflammation reduced, but the stem cells will also assist is more rapid healing within the body. It is for this reason that even healthy patients have turned to stem cell therapy as a form of “body maintenance” and to keep naturally occurring inflammation at manageable levels.

What is COPD?

COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects over 600 million people worldwide. The most common conditions contributing to COPD include emphysema and chronic bronchitis brought on by tobacco use or inhalation of irritants or particulate matter. In both cases, the airways become blocked due to structural damage to the lungs or inflammation of the bronchial tubes. As of today, there has been no proven cure for COPD; however modern advances in stem cell therapies have yielded promising results.

Can stem cells help COPD?

Stem cells for COPD have the unique ability to change into any type of cell in the body, called ‘differentiation’. They can be administered intravenously and find damaged tissues around organs. When used in regards to COPD patients, stem cell therapy for COPD has the ability to repair damaged lung tissue to combat emphysema, and have natural anti-inflammatory properties which can clear airways for those with chronic bronchitis. While this treatment is still in the early stages of development, studies have already been completed to quantify the effects of stem cell therapy.

According to a report done by the Lung Institute called ‘Autologous Stem Cell Therapy and its Effects on COPD’, over 82% of patients that attempted stem cell treatment had noticeable improvements in their quality of life after their therapies. Many of these patients reported increased lung capacity and ability to walk following treatment. This positioned stem cells as one of the best viable options for current patients with COPD. While stem cell treatment for COPD has not shown the ability to cure the condition, its ability to repair damaged tissue and relatively invasive nature make it an attractive alternative to patients. This path becomes even more desirable when considering the current treatment protocols requiring use of ventilators or even total lung transplants, which are rare and extremely expensive.

What sort of results can patients expect?

We only offer treatments for conditions that have medical research backing positive results and no harmful side effects. Dozens of studies have shown the efficacy of stem cell therapies for various degenerative diseases, and we have had great success from our past patients. However, it is impossible to guarantee any specific result for an individual, as every person’s body is different and will respond in different ways.

We have been treating patients for over 15 years; the majority of our patients have reported increased quality of life. Their personal experiences and length of effects are different, due to a variety of biological factors. To quantify specific results, our protocol involves testing for certain inflammation markers prior to treatment, and then again at intervals following treatment. This data is used in conjunction with future prognosis to determine of the effects the treatment had on a patient's condition. This data is vital to the on-going research being conducted on the efficacy of Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy.

Exclusive Intelligent Aging Protocol features:

  • VIP airport clearance
  • Airport / clinic ground transportation
  • Premier Anti-Aging Med Spa services
  • VIP lounge access

2-day non-invasive treatment

All patients undergo therapy in our vip treatment room located within our advanced clinic. Patients are under constant supervision from both our medical director and supporting medical team.

We typically recommend patients stay a minimum of 4 days in Grand Cayman for treatment.

Treatment at DVC Stem spans the course of 2 days.

Day 1: Arrival in Grand Cayman.

Day 2: Physical assessments & supporting therapies.

Day 3:
Cell transplant & activation therapies.

Day 4:
Follow-up physical & departure.

Our cell therapy protocol is safe & non-invasive. Patients will be able to travel the following day.
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David Lyons

Multiple Sclerosis

Although David Lyons was able to successfully fight Multiple Sclerosis through a strict regimen of diet and exercise, he wanted to ensure he was doing everything he could to stay fit. Multiple Sclerosis can be managed with treatment, but there is currently no cure for the disease. For that reason, David came to DVC Stem years ago to use the regenerative and anti-inflammatory attributes of stem cells to aid in his fight for fitness.

The positive results he experienced enabled David to stay strong in the gym, now into his 60s, and that is why he continues to support our clinic to this day.

Click through the steps to view our on-boarding proccess

01

Apply for treatment

Fill out our treatment application form. The form is designed to help us understand your treatment goals.

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Receive patient packet

If you are eligible for treatment, we will send you a patient packet and assign you a personalised patient ID #.

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Take packet to physician

Your home physician will be able to help you acquire all of the necessary medical documents and lab work.

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Schedule treatment date

Send completed packet back to us for review. We will confirm your appointment date and schedule your treatment.

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