Understanding the Threat of Viruses

Every few years virus season seems to hit extra hard. H1N1, influenza, and now  the coronavirus make headlines and often lead to confusion. Unfortunately a lack of knowledge or misrepresented information in the media often leads to public fear and panic. Today we’ll take a measured approach and discuss the underlying threats that these viruses present to our our body and immune systems. The most serious symptoms that illnesses such as Coronavirus may present on our bodies can broadly be identified as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS.)

What is acute respiratory distress syndrome and what is the current treatment? 

ARDS occurs when fluid builds up in the tiny, elastic air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs. The fluid keeps your lungs from filling with enough air, which results in less oxygen reaching your bloodstream. This deprives your organs of the oxygen they need to function.  Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a devastating clinical condition with high mortality rate and no pharmacological treatment; therefore, novel therapies for this condition are critically needed.

 

Current advancements in modulating your immune system to help!

On-going studies are showing promising benefits when utilizing MSC stem cell (exosome) therapies for treating ARDS. In these studies exosomes are being used to directly target major aspects of ARDS pathophysiology. The usage of these exosomes has shown impressive results  by promoting anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which are known to play an important role in reducing pathogenesis and aiding in the recovery with respect to multiple inflammatory diseases. [1]

Exosome treatments are available now! If you're looking to modulate your immune system while at the same time protecting your respiratory system, call us today and let's discuss treatment! We are happy to answer any of your questions regarding exosome treatment today!