What is a stroke?

Stroke is a pathological condition in which brain tissue cells die within minutes from lack of oxygen and nutrients. Its consequences for someone’s overall health depend on the size of the lesion. However, there is always at least one ailment to the human brain and normal bodily functions that result from a stroke.

Stroke is a leading cause of adult health impairment, with 15% to 30% of stroke patients becoming permanently disabled and 20% requiring institutional care for at least 3 months after stroke onset.

Strokes are classified into two major categories: ischemic and haemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes (87% of all cases) are those that are caused by an interruption of the blood supply, while haemorrhagic strokes (13%) are ones which result from the rupture of a blood vessel or an abnormal vascular structure.


Symptoms of stroke:

    • Numbness or weakness in your face , arm or leg especially on one side
    • Confusion or trouble understanding other people
    • Difficulties speaking
    • Trouble seeing others with both eyes

Stroke symptoms typically start suddenly, lasting from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, and in most cases do not progress further. The symptoms depend on the area of the brain that is affected. The more extensive the affected area is, the more functions are likely to be lost.


What is Treatment of Stroke?

The only approved treatments of acute ischemic stroke involve restoring blood flow to the affected region by using thrombolytic medication  or mechanical devices that physically remove clots. However, the use of thrombolytic medication  is limited due to a therapeutic window of several days or even just a couple hours (depending on the drug) after the onset of stroke symptoms. Because of this, only a small fraction of stroke patients receive the required therapy in full. Thus, effective prevention remains the best treatment for reducing the burden of stroke.

Further therapy is associated with long-term rehabilitation and recovery of lost functions, in which more progress can be made, but is not guaranteed.

Conservative medicine has no considerable methods which could promote recovery other than physical, occupational, and speech therapy. In recent years, the hope for improvement after a stroke has been associated with regenerative medicine. In particular, with the use of cell-based products.

Until recently, brain tissue damage was considered permanent. But nowadays the possibility of brain cell regrowth and improvements in neurological function has been scientifically proven.

Cell-based treatment stimulates the re-growth of nerve tissue due to the therapeutic properties of stem cells.

In the therapy, the patient’s own stem cells are harvested from abdominal fat or bone marrow, then activated and put back into the body. Large numbers of introduced active stem cells migrate to the brain and implement growth.

The procedure is safe and proven to activate cells around the suffering brain tissue to catalyse rapid healing and to improve brain function . Stem cell treatment improves the bending and straightening of the joints, increasing the agility in fingers. Muscle strength and control of limbs are improved, as well.


What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?

With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides.  Over all Regenerative treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.


Here are the top benefits to be aware of:

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Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications

Regenerative Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a week or two (unless told otherwise by the doctor) and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive hip surgery.


Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Regenerative therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.


No use of general anaesthesia

Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Regenerative therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.


Same day procedure

The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that our Regenerative Therapies are a non-invasive treatment and an outpatient same day procedure, where the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.


Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission

Your immune system has no reason to attack your cells and there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.

The increased risk of heart attack, as found to be associated with hip replacement surgery, is not present with Regenerative therapies, either. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the hip injection site. To minimize that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.

Am I a candidate for the Medica Institute Regenerative therapies?

In general, Regenerative Medica Institute Regenerative Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have an assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your medical records and determine if you are a qualified candidate for our therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.


Regenerative Therapy may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe treatment alternatives. Regenerative treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.

Your first step to exploring your treatment options is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!