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Metabolic syndrome: stem cell treatment in Kyiv

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of various symptoms and metabolic disorders, resulting in the development of other serious pathologies. The most common are: obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. 

Metabolic syndrome is accompanied by such symptoms:

  • increased blood pressure (as a result – a stroke);
  • blood sugar levels increase (leading to diabetes);
  • the presence of excess cholesterol (risks of developing pathologies of the heart and blood vessels);
  • the growth of triglycerides (provokes the development of atherosclerosis and inflammation of the pancreas);
  • excess body fat (this is not only weight gain, but also obesity of organs).

According to the Mayo Clinic Research Center, about one-third of the US adult population suffers from metabolic syndrome. Every year, doctors around the world are increasingly diagnosing this pathology.

According to the World Health Organization, the problem of obesity can be compared to a pandemic: every year, about 4 million people die due to the consequences of being overweight.

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Metabolic Syndrome: symptoms

hypertension in obesity

At an early stage in the development of the metabolic syndrome, patients do not pay attention to any pronounced symptoms. One of the most noticeable signs is an increase in waist circumference and unstable blood pressure.

If a person has high blood sugar levels, they may develop signs of diabetes over time: thirst increases, urination occurs much more often, chronic fatigue appears and vision is impaired.

What symptoms are still worth paying attention to:

  • the presence of hypertension (BP above 130/80);
  • abdominal obesity (waist circumference more than 80 cm in women and 94 cm in men);
  • dieting does not lead to weight loss;
  • body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater.

If you feel unwell and have 2 or more signs of metabolic syndrome, contact your doctor immediately! Timely diagnosis will prevent the development of serious diseases that are associated with risks to life.

Diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome

When making a diagnosis associated with the metabolic syndrome, doctors are guided by the main indicators:

  • assessment of the patient’s appearance during a face-to-face consultation (are there signs of obesity);
  • the results of measuring blood pressure (suspicions are caused by indicators exceeding 130/80); 
  • the content of triglycerides, glucose and lipoproteins in the blood.

Additional diagnostics of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, blood vessels and vision may be prescribed.

Causes of the development of metabolic syndrome

Doctors include indirect risk factors for the onset of the disease:

  1. Metabolic syndrome in men is often associated with sleep apnea (snoring).
  2. Fatty liver disease (accumulation of fat/triglyceride molecules in hepatocytes) in children and adults.
  3. Metabolic syndrome in women may be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. This is an endocrine disease that is accompanied by an irregular menstrual cycle, an excess of androgens, multiple cysts on the ovaries.

Doctors believe that metabolic syndrome is closely related to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. It is difficult for overweight people to play sports, which aggravates the general condition.

Additional risks are associated with insulin resistance. In a healthy body, the digestive system breaks down food into sugar. Insulin is a special hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin promotes the penetration of sugar into the cells of tissues and organs in order to turn it into a source of “fuel” for the body (the metabolic process). In patients with insulin resistance, these processes are disrupted,leading to diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million children and adults worldwide have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the key reasons is metabolic disorders.

diabetes in obesity

Metabolic disorders: general facts about metabolism

Metabolism is the chemical process that the human body uses to convert food into fuelthat sustains life. In patients, metabolic disorders occur when the metabolic process fails. This means that the body has too much or too little of the essential substances needed for health.

Metabolic disorders are characterized by:

  • lack of enzymes and vitamins that take part in chemical processes in the body;
  • disease of the liver, pancreas, endocrine glands and other organs involved in metabolic processes;
  • an acute deficiency of nutrients necessary for energy and well-being.

Metabolic problems increase the risk of developing life-threatening diseases. Among them, doctors distinguish:

  • cirrhosis of the liver;
  • liver cancer;
  • diabetes;
  • obesity;
  • Gaucher disease (inability to break down a certain type of fat that accumulates in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow).

Metabolic syndrome: how to treat

Standard medical advice is aimed at improving the general condition of a patient with metabolic syndrome. The first is a lifestyle change. Moderate exercise and diet should be aimed at weight loss.

The additional use of drugs helps to regulate blood pressure (in hypertension) and blood sugar (in diabetes). If the metabolic syndrome is at an advanced stage, serious treatment and constant monitoring by highly specialized specialists are required.

The usual set of recommendations is focused on muffling unpleasant symptoms. These are the minimum measures to prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetic coma, and so on. 

An innovative method of treating metabolic syndrome

stem cell cultivation

Since the metabolic syndrome is a combination of pathologies, the fight against the disease must be comprehensive. Therapy aimed at a one-time recovery of the body and normalization of metabolism is the only way to solve the problem.

In modern medical practice, the treatment of metabolic syndrome is the use of cell therapy.

Cell therapy is a method of using one’s own or donor stem cells to restore damaged tissues and organs. Stem cells underlie all body systems, so they can become a “building material” for patients with complex pathologies.

Stem cell treatment technology for metabolic syndrome

The use of stem cells in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and obesity has been approved by endocrinologists and therapists. This method of treatment has no side effects, therefore it is absolutely safe for patients (provided that the person does not have any of the listed contraindications for stem cell transplantation in his anamnesis).

Where do stem cells come from? 

Stem cells can be obtained from a:

  • hair follicle;
  • dental pulp;
  • cord blood;
  • bone marrow;
  • eggs;
  • adipose tissue;
  • and other healthy tissues of the adult body.

With metabolic syndrome, the use of donor (allogeneic) cells from umbilical cord blood is acceptable. In this case, the donor and recipient must be fully or partially compatible in terms of genetic traits. Also, adipose tissue is used from the thighs or abdomen of the patient, who will subsequently be transplanted with cellular material.

Stages of cell therapy

The treatment of endocrine diseases with stem cells is a minimally invasive procedure. The process takes place under the strict control of the specialists of the Coollaser  clinic. The patient can be guided by the following order of therapy:

  1. Online consultation with a doctor. Takes 15-20 minutes.
  2. Face-to-face meeting at the clinic. The doctor collects the patient’s history and prescribes tests for additional examination.
  3. After receiving the results of the analysis, the day of the procedure will be scheduled.
  4. Collection of biomaterial. Doctors perform lipoaspiration (usually under local anesthesia in an operating room). 
  5. The specialist sends the patient’s biomaterial for further stem cell cultivation.
  6. In the conditions of a biotechnological laboratory, the process of growing the required number of cells takes place. It takes 20 to 30 days.
  7. When the material is ready for transplantation, the patient will receive stem cell therapy at the clinic. The dose and number of sessions depends on the severity of the disease.
  8. After the procedure, the patient goes home. Hospital stay is not required.

Obesity is a dangerous component of the metabolic syndrome

Obesity

Being overweight is defined as the excessive accumulation of fat, which poses a health risk. A BMI over 25 is considered overweight and over 30 is considered obese. 

Obesity is a major risk factor for some chronic diseases. It provokes the development of cardiovascular pathologies, which remain the main causes of death in patients worldwide. 

According to the World Health Organization studies, being overweight leads to diabetes and related conditions (blindness, amputation of limbs, need for dialysis). Since 1980, the incidence of diabetes has quadrupled worldwide. 

Obesity in women can provoke oncology:

  • breast cancer;
  • endometrial cancer;
  • ovarian cancer.

Obesity in men increases the risk of prostate cancer.

Obese men and women diagnosed with metabolic syndrome often have malignant tumors of the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and colon. The likelihood of these diseases increases as the body mass index rises.

Excess weight often provokes the appearance of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including osteoarthritis. This pathology is most dangerous for middle-aged and elderly people, as it leads to disability.

Doctors distinguish such degrees of obesity according to BMI:

  • from 25 to 30 – preobesity;
  • from 30 to 34.9 – the first degree;
  • from 35 to 39.9 – the second degree;
  • from 40 to 44.9 – the third degree;
  • more than 45 – the fourth degree.

Medical science highlights the concept of “morbid obesity”. This is a chronic disease that is often genetic in nature. With morbid obesity, the body mass index is more than 40 kg / m2, and the risk of death in patients is 10 times higher than in people with normal weight.

Treatment of obesity: all available methods

weight loss result

In the complex therapy of obesity, it is necessary to consult a number of specialists. Genetic analysis can show which foods are best absorbed by the patient’s body and which foods should be avoided.

Radical methods of treating obesity

Surgical methods of treating obesity include bariatrics. This is a separate medical direction that allows you to correct the volume of the stomach surgically. There are limitations to gastrectomy. Sometimes preliminary measures are required to reduce critical body mass. The operation involves the use of general anesthesia, which creates a large load on the heart.

The non-surgical method involves the use of an intragastric balloon. The doctor, using a gastroscope, inserts a special balloon into the patient’s stomach, which is removed over time. Typically, such a balloon is in the stomach cavity for 6 months or longer. This procedure does not eliminate the need to adhere to a diet in the future and does not completely solve the problem of metabolic disorders.

Effective treatment of obesity without radical methods

The use of cell therapy is a comprehensive way to combat obesity and complications of the metabolic syndrome. Stem cells help prevent the occurrence of atherosclerosis (damage to the arteries throughout the body) and effectively fight it if the pathology has already arisen.

Specific stem cells derived from adipose tissue are used to correct metabolic disorders. They can grow into other tissue types (bones, cartilage, muscles, and so on), making them suitable for the treatment of endocrine diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Benefits of cell therapy

The treatment of pathologies with stem cells is based on the ability of this biomaterial to restore damaged body tissues. This type of treatment is also called regenerative, as there is a renewal of organs and systems with vulnerabilities.

Thanks to many years of research, biotechnologists can cultivate the required amount of stem cells to treat diseases of varying degrees of complexity. Medical specialists can choose such an individual treatment that will be effective in each individual case.

Cell therapy is used not only for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, but also in neurology and endocrinology. This indicates that stem cells can restore various processes in the body. Such treatment for many patients becomes the only chance for a cure when pills and outdated procedures do not give the desired result.

Contraindications for the treatment of metabolic syndrome with stem cells

The main limitations for stem cell transplantation include the following pathologies:

  • epilepsy;
  • malignant tumors;
  • infections in the acute stage;
  • blood clotting disorders;
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding.

To find out if you can get stem cell therapy, leave a request on the website or call the Coollaser  Clinic 8(068) 938-03-03. 

How much does the treatment of metabolic syndrome with stem cells  cost?

The price of therapy will depend on the number of procedures and the volume of cultured stem cells. You can find out the full cost of the entire treatment cycle at a consultation with a doctor at the Coollaser clinic.

The cost of one procedure of stem cell therapy is from UAH 30,000.

Questions and answers about stem cell therapy

The diagnosis can be suspected in the presence of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, abdominal-visceral obesity, impaired glucose tolerance. More detailed information can be obtained after a complete diagnosis.

A multidisciplinary approach and innovative methods of treating metabolic syndrome allow you to get rid of the disease forever. The modern solution to the problem is stem cell therapy. You can undergo such treatment at the Coollaseer clinic in Kyiv.

A family doctor and an endocrinologist can help with the diagnosis. Cellular therapy for metabolic syndrome is performed by highly specialized doctors who specialize in the treatment of endocrine diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Most often, an unhealthy lifestyle leads to the onset of metabolic syndrome. Overeating, abuse of tobacco products and alcohol, exclusion of sports are key factors in the occurrence of pathology. 

In some cases, the metabolic syndrome in children occurs due to congenital disorders or hereditary predisposition.

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by: an increase in waist circumference due to excess fat in the abdominal cavity, hypertension, and an increased concentration of glucose in the blood plasma. Therefore, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome are similar to those for obesity.

Overweight and pronounced local fat deposits are the most obvious problems that patients with metabolic syndrome face. When a person tries to lose weight, he does not always understand the true reason for excessive weight gain. 

If obesity is directly related to metabolic syndrome, then dietary restrictions alone cannot solve the problem. This requires an integrated approach with the participation of experienced professionals. Stem cell therapy effectively fights the causes and consequences of being overweight.

To identify the causes of metabolic disorders, you must contact a medical specialist. Independent intervention in the work of metabolism can be unsafe for human health.

The main recommendations that can be followed:

  • reduce the consumption of salt and sugar;
  • ensure adequate water intake;
  • eliminate bad habits;
  • daily stay in the fresh air;
  • exercise, move more.

Any medication that the patient intends to take to improve metabolism must be prescribed by a licensed physician. Excluded the use of dietary supplements and self-production of drugs. 

OTC pills / herbs / teas that promise effective weight lossshould be a cause for concern. Most of them have not been properly tested and have not been approved by the FDA (federation of drug and food quality control).

The use of cell therapy in Coollaser  is carried out under the supervision of highly specialized doctors. The clinic is licensed by the Ministry of Health for the treatment of patients. This eliminates health risks and side effects.

Procedures that can complement the treatment of metabolic syndrome

Given the wide range of problems associated with the metabolic syndrome, it is possible to single out the most popular procedures among patients. These types of therapies are aimed at resolving the complications of the disease:

  1. Rehabilitation after a stroke with stem cells.
  2. Active skin tightening after weight loss.
  3. Restoring and restorative droppers for immunity.

Treatment of metabolic syndrome in Kyiv can be done at the Coolaser Clinic. The clinic is located in the Pechersky district at the address Konovalets, 32B. Beforehand, you can get a consultation by phone 8(068) 938-03-03.

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    Sources:

    Mayo Clinic (medical research center)

    HelthLine (medical journal)

    MSD Medical Handbook

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