Macquarie Stem Cells has provided this information to educate the public. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment.
Dr Ralph Bright is experienced in treating conditions like Osteoarthritis with Biological Interventions in the Macquarie Stem Cell Liverpool practice, however there are a range of things that can affect how successful the treatment is. Dr Bright can perform the treatment, but the way you care for yourself afterwards determines its effectiveness. Below you’ll find a list of things that will guide you.
The most critical initial element in ensuring your biological treatment is effective is rest. Simple though it may seem, rest will give your body the best chance of achieving the most benefits from the treatment. It is a good idea to make sure that you have an adequate amount of time away from work and regular duties at home.
As a rule, anything that increases your general health and well-being is recommended. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and gentle exercise (Dr Bright will discuss with you what kinds of exercise you’ll be able to do and when you can start doing it). Movement is actually anti-inflammatory, yet too much exercise can be detrimental, and so can too little. It is also vitally important that you stay away from foods that cause inflammation as these will make your arthritis worse, namely sugar and grains. Sugar suppresses your immune system and will cause inflammation and reduce the effectiveness of your biological treatment received at Macquarie Stem Cells.
Smoking is a major cause of inflammation and can have a severely negative impact on the effectiveness of your biological treatment. Every time you have a cigarette you are making your inflammation worse and you may be impacting your osteoarthritis. It is important that you do not smoke before, during or after your treatment, and ideally you should try to quit.
Perhaps one of the more surprising enhancers of this biological treatment by Macquarie Stem Cells, research has shown that sunlight directly stimulates your immune system and therefore positively impacts the effects of your treatment. Geographic locations that have less exposure to sunlight are more likely to have higher incidents of conditions like Multiple Sclerosis because of depressed immune levels. There’s not always a need to take Vitamin D supplements, just a short amount of time in the sun can help to boost your immune system and Vitamin D levels.
It is important to note that not all supplements have a notable effect on enhancing biological treatments, however much research has pointed to fish oil being particularly effective when treating conditions that have inflammatory pathways, like Osteoarthritis.
Remember, any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.