While most individuals who contract COVID-19 recover, a large number are developing lasting symptoms in a syndrome called “long COVID”. Even if you were not hospitalized or put on a ventilator, the disease can cause lasting damage to your respiratory and other bodily systems and create a situation where you suffer for months after contracting the disease.
Luckily, recent trials of therapies involving stem cells have proven effective in speeding recovery from COVID and reducing the effects of long COVID.
Effects of COVID and Long COVID
We are all familiar with the effects that COVID has on the respiratory and pulmonary systems, including scarring of lung tissue, oxygen depletion, and loss of smell. In some patients, respiratory distress develops after contracting COVID, along with several other lasting symptoms, such as:
- Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Problems with memory/concentration (“brain fog”)
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Heart palpitations
- Joint pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Tinnitus, earaches
- Feeling sick, diarrhea, loss of appetite
Respiratory distress and other symptoms appear to be brought about by the virus stimulating an overaggressive immune response in the patient so that bodily functions are affected in the response.
Stem Cell Therapy for Post COVID Recovery
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from the Wharton’s jelly of donated umbilical tissue have long been known to mitigate immune responses and inflammation. This property has proven useful in the treatment of inflammation due to arthritis, musculoskeletal issues including tissue damage, and a host of other ailments.
In the case of long COVID and recovery, stem cell therapy can address the root causes of the lasting symptoms by bringing the healing and regenerative powers of the cells to the sites where they are needed. Studies have shown positive effects in the treatment of the pulmonary systems that have suffered viral damage. This damage to the heart and lungs and other vital organs and tissues can be mitigated by introducing the cells and the cytokines they bring to the damaged cells, causing much-needed regrowth and regeneration.
Additionally, the reported fatigue and neurological problems associated with exposure to COVID have also been difficult to overcome post-infection. These lasting effects of “brain fog”, severe fatigue, and exhaustion can be debilitating. However, our cellular treatments can restore functioning and give the patient more energy, as well.
If you still have symptoms post COVID in Mexico, Texas, El Paso or any nearby area, call us today at (915) 730-0905 to schedule a free consultation.