What Are Exosomes?
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles, or small packets, released from cells, especially from stem cells. They act as shuttles for certain genetic information and proteins to other cells. They allow for cell-to-cell communication.
Age, chronic disease, environmental factors and genetic disorders can interfere with how our stem cells communicate with other cells, thus disrupting the healing process. Exosomes play a key role in the regulation of these communication processes.
How Is the Therapy Performed?
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When Can I Resume Physical Activity?
In order to gain an optimal response from exosome therapy, we recommend the following:
- Refraining from anti-inflammatory medication
- No over strenuous activity for the first 24–48 hours
- Resume cardio workouts after 3–4 weeks
- After four weeks resume any weight lifting and running activity if part of your prior routine
Are Exosomes Safer Than Stem Cells?
Both stem cells and exosomes have their place in a treatment protocol. When performed correctly, treatment with exosomes and/or stem cell therapy is safe. Therapy with exosomes may carry a lower risk of complications as exosomes do not require an invasive surgical procedure for harvesting. In addition, exosomes can cross the blood brain barrier, suggesting their efficacy for neurological disorders.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure? Are There Any Side Effects?
Exosome therapy is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients should expect to leave the clinic without any down time. The patient will not experience any discomfort. No long-term negative side effects have been reported.
We’re excited to help your body heal naturally.
Please contact us at Sikora Integrative Medicine to discuss if exosome therapy could benefit you. We look forward to helping your body heal and relieving pain and inflammation associated with an injury or degenerative condition.
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