What are Exosomes?
Exosomes are very small extracellular nanoparticles that are released from stem cells. They are messengers carrying signals and proteins to other cells thereby affecting the behavior of those cells. Exosomes regulate cell to cell communication and play a vital role in cellular repair and tissue regeneration.
Exosomes may be beneficial in patients with:
- Chronic inflammation
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic degenerative disorders
- Degenerative joint disease
- Chronic pain from injuries
- Exosomes are also an integral part of our therapeutic strategy anti-aging and wellness
Can Exosomes help with Lyme disease?
Lyme disease and all the associated tick borne diseases create a complex disruption of the immune system leading to compromised immune function, greatly increased inflammation and chronically worsening cellular health. Combining Exosomes with other treatment modalities may help break the inflammatory cyle, repair the immune system and begin the healing process
How are Exosomes produced?
Exosomes are produced from peri-natal mesenchymal stem cells, meaning from the placenta or amniotic fluid. The exosome nano particles are captured with a special ultra centrifuge process. Exosomes carry all of the necessary proteins and mRNA necessary for cell signaling but do not contain the DNA signature of the original stem cell.
Are Exosomes safer than Stem Cells?
All of these cellular therapies are very safe when performed by a qualified physician and both have their place in treatment protocols. There is one aspect of Exosomes than is different from stem cells, Exosomes do not proliferate and therefore are in no way associated with possible increase in tumor development
How are Exosomes stored?
Exosomes are stores either in liquid nitrogen or in a medical grade freezer at -30° F
How is the Exosome treatment performed?
Exosomes are administered as an IV drip or slow IV push but also as a local injection directly near or into the area of injury. Both techniques can be done at the same time. Each treatment usually consists of 2 vials of Exsosomes.
What can I expect during the Exosome treatment?
The Exosome IV or slow push can be done with a butterfly needle or a small IV catheter. The local injections into a muscle or joint are done under sterile conditions with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort
How long does it take to see results after an Exosome treatment?
Some patients experience an immediate anti-inflammatory effect that can decrease pain and swelling within 24-48 hrs. Most patients will see results at 6-8 weeks, that’s how long it usually takes for the signaling from the Exosomes to stimulate the cells to release new proteins and begin the healing and regenerative process
Are there any side effects to Exosome therapy?
There have been no long term side effects reported with Exosome therapy. A small number of patients (10%), have reported developing mild fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting and generalized weakness. All these symptoms usually resolve within 24 hrs
When can I resume normal physical activities after an Exosome treatment?
You should avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 48 hours after an Exosome treatment. You may resume cardio or strength training workouts after 3 weeks