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Your immune system is highly important in keeping your body healthy and protected against invaders like bacteria and viruses. It includes a complex network of cells, organs, proteins, and tissues that attack and remove harmful organisms. However, some people are susceptible to autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body. This can include areas like your joints, skin, organs, or other important functions of the body, causing pain and complications. Autoimmune diseases often have a very large impact on your quality of life, making it difficult to be active and healthy.


Because there are many different autoimmune diseases, it’s difficult to determine what they have in common that makes the immune system misfire. However, some people are more susceptible to autoimmune diseases than others. It’s also common for autoimmune diseases to run in families. We’ll focus in on your unique symptoms and therapeutic options for a full understanding of how stem cells can help you.



Your joints are an elaborate and effective system of tissues that allow you to move. However, these joints can be subject to an autoimmune response called rheumatoid arthritis. This condition can cause pain during movement because the linings that help the joint glide and move become swollen. If the inflammation isn’t treated, it can affect tissues like cartilage or bones, causing further damage to the joints.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, achiness, and fatigue all over the body. It occurs because the brain and nervous system misunderstand everyday signals from things like minor pain, pressure, temperature, and other sensory experiences, instead receiving signals as pain instead. This means fibromyalgia sufferers often have chronic pain all over the body and few relief options.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

CRPS is a condition that isn’t well understood. It’s characterized by severe, chronic pain in areas like an arm or leg which develops after serious incidents like injuries, stroke, heart attack, or surgery. Along with pain, it’s common to experience other symptoms like changes in skin color and texture; stiffness, swelling, spasms, and sensitivity to touch or cold.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection caused by specific strains of bacteria that are most commonly transmitted by tick bites. Some of the early symptoms include a rash and overall illness, but later symptoms can include things like joint pain and severe neurological concerns.


Lupus is an extremely complex disease where the immune system attacks areas like the kidneys, lungs, nervous system, and circulatory system.  This can cause many different complications over time, resulting in poor health and many complicated therapeutic plans. Many people who experience lupus have it for most of their lives.

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear and causes symptoms like vertigo, tinnitus, and even hearing loss. This condition isn’t totally understood, but it’s thought to be caused by abnormal fluid buildup in the ear. It’s also thought to be caused by things like viral infections, autoimmune responses, or even genetic factors.


Glucose, or sugar, is what your body uses for energy. When you eat something, your body processes the food into glucose so that it can power your cells. If you have type I diabetes, you most likely experience difficulty with this process. This is because the immune system mistakenly attacks the pancreas’s insulin-making cells. Insulin is responsible for helping glucose enter your cells from the bloodstream. When the body doesn’t have enough insulin, the glucose stays in the bloodstream and causes further health problems.

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste in your body and sending it out of your system through urine. Chronic kidney disease means the gradual loss of kidney function. It can have a variety of causes, but people with chronic kidney disease usually undergo dialysis regularly to help support their kidney function.


Autoimmune diseases can mean chronic pain, dangerous symptoms, and complicated treatment plans for some patients. Fortunately, adipose-derived stem cells can help regenerate important tissues and decrease inflammation triggered by an autoimmune response. Learn more about how stem cells collected from fatty tissue can help. 

Autoimmune FAQs

Can I get stem cell treatment?

If you are suffering from an injury, osteoarthritis, a neurodegenerative disease, autoimmune disease, or other medical issues, stem cell treatment may be a good option for you. Our stem cell experts will evaluate your health and recommend whether you are a good candidate for the treatment.

Can lupus be cured with stem cells?

Stem cell therapy is one of the most promising new treatment options for patients with lupus and other autoimmune diseases due to the ability of stem cells to modulate the immune system and decrease systemic inflammation.

Can stem cells cure autoimmune diseases?

Stem cells have been shown to make huge improvements in those with autoimmune diseases, helping to heal damaged tissues, decrease inflammation and modulate the immune system. Stem cells should be considered a treatment option, not a cure, for autoimmune diseases.

Can vitamin D reverse autoimmune disease?

Studies have shown that active vitamin D can help to modulate immune function, effectively improving patients with symptomatic autoimmune disease. Vitamin D is often deficient in patients with depression, anxiety, and many neurodegenerative conditions as well.


At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we understand the toll that autoimmune conditions can take on you, your lifestyle, and your wellbeing. We strive to offer the latest in scientific methods and technologies to regenerate and rehabilitate the body so you can live your best life. We advocate for a healthy lifestyle as part of your treatment plan and can guide you through the lifestyle changes that suit you and your health goals best. Stem cells are a new and exciting field in regenerative medicine and speaking with our specialists is your first step. To schedule a consultation at our Kirkland office, contact us by calling 206.823.0960 or filling out our online form. Our expert patient coordinator can book a consultation that works best with your schedule and needs.

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