In a just published (3-27-11) article on the ScienceDaily web site titled Stem Cell Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Moves a Step Closer to Reality we learn that “The notion of transplanting adult stem cells to treat or even cure age-related macular degeneration has taken a significant step toward becoming a reality.” Well, while the researchers who are the focus of this piece are moving ever closer to doing stem cell transplants for ARMD, Dr. Steenblock and his team have “been there, done that” —> http://www.stemcellmd.org/conditions-treated/vision-disorders/macular-degeneration/ and also http://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/eye-conditions-newsletter-style-handout-march-20111.pdf. If you have macular degeneration why wait 5 or 10 years to get stem cell therapy when it is available now? 1-800-300-1063.
Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that modern medicine can do little yet to halt much less reverse. Dr. Steenblock, on-the-other-hand, has accrued evidence that points to the fact that many cases of age-related macular degeneration are the end result of oxygen deficiency; something that can be readily addressed medically.
What causes this lack of oxygen? Dr. Steenblock has fingered these as the major players: High cholesterol, high blood fats and triglycerides, high serum bile acids, high homocysteine levels, smoking tobacco and the intake of other noxious substances, chronic infections (like Chlamydia) and sinusitis, aging, oxygen deprivation due to sleep apnea, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, certain autoimmune processes and conditions, and some allergies and inflammatory processes. When one or more of these exists in a patient Dr. Steenblock’s #1 priority becomes one of correcting or eliminating it or them.
One way to effectively combat macular degeneration lies in coaxing the body to make new, healthy blood vessels (As opposed to fragile, leaky ones). According to Dr. Steenblock, once healthy blood vessels are in-place in the macula, growth factors will be produced that stimulate the eye to create other new blood vessels.
Depending on what he finds while examining a patient, Dr. Steenblock has a number of powerful ways at his disposal for tackling whatever is limiting the flow of oxygen to the retina. Among the tools Dr. Steenblock utilizes: Daily treatments with hyperbaric oxygen and/or external counterpulsation and/or chelation therapy and/or antioxidants and proper nutrition.
As new, healthy, strong blood vessels are generated in the eyes of macular degeneration patients they typically began seeing better. When it comes to those already rendered totally blind, Dr. Steenblock sometimes refers them abroad for treatment with nonembryonic stem cells (Provided he determines there is good reason to think the patient will respond to this sort of intervention.)
To learn more call Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic at 1-949-367-8870 or toll free at 1-800-1063. Or visit his website at StrokeDoctor.com and read what’s there and then call or e-mail the clinic using the online contact form under “Contact Us.”