There is hope that patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions which had defied orthodox medicine may recover fully and live a normal life with Adult Stem Cell therapy. Presenting a paper on “Regenerative Medicine, Benefits of Adult Stem Cell Therapy” at this year’s annual conference of the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) in Lagos, Medical Director of Glory Wellness and Regenerative Centre, Dr. David Ikudayisi said, diseases that can be treated with Adult Stem Cell Therapy include “any disease where there is tissue degeneration and many disorders with no identifiable medical or neurological condition”.
While asserting that “incurable disease” is becoming a thing of the past, Dr. Ikudayisi said Adult Stem Cell therapy can effectively treat 122 Autoimmune Disorders in the body. He listed some of these to include Autism, Diabetes Type I and II, Hypertension, Stroke especially acute Stroke and Cerebral Palsy, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Infertility, Osteoarthritis, Chronic Joint Pain among others.
Ikudayisi who is a Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine with practice in Lagos and Tampa Florida, United States, said Regenerative medicine is gaining global currency as it is widely in use in most developed countries of Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Quoting Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, United States, Ikudayisi said: “Regenerative Medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair”.
Regenerative medicine comprises Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, a blood based therapy and Adult Stem Cell Therapy which involves the use of body fat, bone marrow and umbilical cord Stem Cells.
Dr. Ikudayisi said Stem Cells work through a “Paracrine effect” which is a form of cell to cell communication in which the stem cell produces a signal to induce changes in a nearby cell, altering the behavior or differentiation of those cells.
He said Adult Stem Cell can be used as an anti-aging therapy especially in treatment of erective dysfunction in men, enhanced orgasm and infertility in women.
Dr Ikudayisi who has written extensively in respected international medical journals, said Adult Stem Cell has been used to successfully treat a number of otherwise hopeless cases including a one year non-healing stage three Decubitus ulcer in a patient with incomplete spinal cord injury. The stem therapy was also used to treat a 60 year male three weeks acute stroke and treatment of stage 4 Osteoarthritis right hip joint in 74 year old female in November 20, 2020.
Dr. Ikudayisi gave another case study of treatment of 75 year old female with severe low back pain and inability to stand and walk upright. She had a double dose adult fat-derived stem cell therapy on December 17, 2019 and can now walk sprightly. He urged Nigerians especially the elite who spend millions of dollars annually on overseas treatment to embrace regenerative medicine for better health and reduction in medical tourism.

He advised patients to seek early treatment to ensure higher success rate and less number of sessions needed and less expensive.
Dr. Ikudayisi said Regenerative Medicine does not promise cure but incremental improvement that orthodox medicine may not be able to offer the patient as of today