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Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Disease Abroad

Hospitals and medical centers performing Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Disease.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Evaluacion Antiedad

A private clinic specializing in stem cell treatments for a variety of conditions, including parkinson's, diabetes, cerebral palsy and stroke, as well as using stem cells in anti-aging treatments.


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Evaluacion Antiedad

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Liv Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Parkinson's Disease is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Parkinson's Disease Stem Cell Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

This is a disease that affects people who do not have enough dopamine in their body. Dopamine is a chemical that permits messages to be sent to the part of the brain which controls movement and some form of thinking.

Parkinson’s disease targets and destroys neurons and nerve cells which produce dopamine. The disease also affects other areas of the brain which accounts for associated problems such as thinking, sleep, and motivation.

As the dopamine nerve cells die, tremors and rigidity develop and movement slows down. Sometimes dementia is seen in the later stages when the disease spreads out and affects other nerve cells.

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

In the rare cases where the cause is known, Parkinson’s’ disease is caused by a genetic problem that is inherited. In most cases, the cause is not known. The disease affects men more than women and although it can affect younger people, it mostly affects people over 40.


The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary with each individual person. During the early stages, the symptoms may be unnoticed as they are mild. Symptoms typically begin on one side f the body and remain worse on that side even after both sides are affected by the symptoms.

  • Tremor: The shaking usually begins in the hands or fingers when it is at rest.
  • Bradykinesia: This is slowed movement which happens over time. It makes regular simple tasks difficult. You may drag your feet as you find it difficult to walk and your steps may become shorter.
  • Rigid muscles: The muscles may experience stiffness and limit the range of movement. Rigid muscles may also cause pain.
  • Impaired posture and balance: Balance problems may be noticed and your posture may stop.
  • Speech changes: Speech problems may develop and you may slur, speak softly and hesitate before talking. Rather than the usual inflections, your speech may be more of a monotone.
  • Loss of automatic movements: Unconscious or automated movements such as smiling. Blinking and swinging the arms while walking may cease.
  • Writing changes: It may become difficult to write and the writing may appear small.

Current treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Current treatment using drugs aims at converting the drug into dopamine inside the boy to replace the lost dopamine. Other treatments include, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Surgery involves deep brain stimulation with implanted electrodes but is rarely done unless in the more advanced cases. Current treatment can relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but cannot slow down or reverse the damage to the brain nerve cells.

How could stem cells help?

Scientists are researching on ways to replace damaged cells. Although the cause of Parkinson’s disease is not known, scientists know which areas of the brain and which cells are involved. Because a single, known type of cell is affected, Parkinson’s may be treated by replacing the lost nerve cells with healthy new ones.

Stem cell research has great potential to treat Parkinson’s disease by creating dopamine-producing cells from stem cells


A lot of work still remains to be done to generate robust cells which can survive and perform their appropriate function in the host brain.

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