December 31, 2015

Adipocyte (Fat) derived Stem Cells, ADSC

What is ADSC?
Short for Adipocyte Derived Stem Cells , simply put stem cells from body fat, it is now possible to get stem cells just by extracting your body fat through a simple procedure called Lipo aspiration or even after liposuction. 
The technique has been available for several years now but due to it's technical difficulties in processing the fat to extract the stem cells, it's development in clinical practice was a little slow. In fact our centre had at one point the manual mini lab to conduct this processing called the multi station but then the process was so tedious and lengthy ( min 8hrs to complete), plus there was not much interest in stem cell then, we gave it up. 
I then went to Korea to learn about the processing using a fully automated machine called the Unistation which was able to process and get all the stem cells ready in 2hours. 

The clinic we went to conducts all its lipotransfer with cell enriched fat. A demonstration on facial lipo filling with stem cell enriched fat was shown.

The results were amazing! Very natural and best part is it will last close to 7years!

There are also many people desiring stem cell infusion to improve their overall wellbeing as well as to enhance their immune system. Stem cells are also super for conditions or diseases where organ deterioration has occurred like in Diabetes, stroke, neuro-degenerative disorders, spinal cord disorders, heart disease and even cancers.  This means infusing a certain amount (at least 20mill) of cells directly into the body through an intravenous injection as well as implanting it into the deserved organs. In order to implant the correct amount of stem cells, fat is first extracted from his or her body ( autologous transplantation) If there is not much fat available, a "fat" donor is used ( Allogenic transplantation) preferably from a first degree relative of a young age in the 20s with the same blood group. 

So for our first trial session, I had my 20year old son be the donor to my 50+ yearold husband. They are of the same blood group B which makes for a perfect match. 

I started with Lipo extraction of fat from his tummy and inner thighs. 

Needed around 290-300cc of pure fat.

Once about 500cc of fat had been extracted, we processed it using special syringes and enzymes to break down the fat membranes for the stem cells to be released.

These processed fats then go through several rounds of centrifugation to get different layers.

Once all the stem cells are acquired, it is then infused into the recipient patient ( in this case my 50+ year old husband) through a slow "drip" technique.

Well, he is hoping to come out feeling like "superman" but this will be a definite boost to his health and physical strength. All in all we managed to implant almost 120mill cells into him which consists of stem cells, growth factors, immune cells, and many more types of cells that is important for health, immunity and regeneration of tissues but has reduced with age. 
Thankyou to the team who made this happen especially DrKenny Yong who took the  trouble to come over and help us through the whole process. 

Therapeutic mesenchymal Stem cell (MSC) from fats will be made available at our centre from 1st January 2016. We are absolutely excited to be able to conduct and offer this amazing treatment.
Call our centre at 1300-88-1788 or email to me if you need to know more.

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December 17, 2015

Menopause - bio identical supplementation

This is the time in a woman's life when her ovaries cease to produce an egg every 4weeks and therefore menstruation ceases so the woman can no longer become pregnant.
Menopause is confirmed after 12monrhs without a period.

Types of Menopause 
Late Menopause - when menopause happens after the age of 55yrs.
Peri menopause - this is the 5-10yesr period prior to Menopause. Hormonal changes associated with menopause commences then. Some symptoms may occur during this period even though the woman may still be menstruating.
Premature Menopause - this is when menopause occurs before the age of 40. Approximately 5% of women experience this. 

 What is Oestrogen?
Oestrogen is the name given to a class of hormones. There are 3 types of eostrogen produced by women : pest room (E1) , exist radios (E2), and Oestrone (E3). Oestradiol is the most potent. It is also spelt as estrogen.

What is Progesterone?
Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone inborn men and women. It is essential to many vital functions in the human body. The ovaries produce most of the progesterone, but only when ovulation occurs. As menopause gets closer, less progesterone is produced. Progesterone deficiency is responsible for many symptoms in menopause. 
Progesterone also balances  estrogen. So even after hysterectomy, eostrogen in the body needs to be balanced by progesterone.

Testosterone for women
Women's ovaries n adrenal glands also produce testosterone. During menopause women experience a drop in oestrogen and testosterone production. Testosterone is important in maintaining sexual desires, strength and integrity of skin, muscle and bone. Low levels of testosterone will result in a decreased sex drive, fatigue and decreased sense of wellbeing.

Compounded hormones
Natural hormones can be obtained from sterol analogues found in many varieties of plants, primarily soybean and wild yam. These oestrogen and progesterone like compounds are then transformed in the lab to the human bio-identical natural hormones.

What are Bio identical Hormones (BIH)?
BIH are biologically identical hormones derived from plants or are exact copy formulations . Suplementing our bodies with hormone molecules that are identical to those we produce allows our bodies to benefit identically. The BIH are recognized by the body & bind quickly to receptors causing appropriate affect and are also broken down quickly n metabolized easier excretion from the body. 

Can Hormone Supplementation Therapy (HST) cause side effects?
HST goal is to restore and maintain physiological status. If hormone levels were normal from age 29-40, restoring them to same level that was well tolerated for 20years is unlikely to cause any serious side effects in later life. The risk is further reduced if natural bio identical hormones are used. Scientific studies have shown the potential benefits of HST are great. However, overdosing to excessive level causes most problems reported. So to ensure safety, levels should not be raised above normal youthful range. Side effects can also be relieved with dose adjustment. 

Hormone Testing
Adequate levels can be tested via a saliva or blood test.  Testing provides a means to establish wether or not your hormone levels are within the expected normal range. It is important to tot rate and monitor doses to minimize side effects and risks without compromising the benefits of supplementation. 

Types of Hormones can be tested
Total oestrogens


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