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Can stem cell therapy be used for macular degeneration?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

   We’ve had a number of people inquiring about the use of stem cells for all sorts of medical conditions. One of the questions that have come up is what about macular degeneration? Macular degeneration, unfortunately, is a condition where the retina on the back of the eye begins to deteriorate, and this is…

Where Do Amniotic and Cord Blood Products Come From?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

   There are a number of stem cell clinics, in the United States & Canada that are advertising the use of amniotic and cord blood products. They are suggesting that these are superior to any of the other stem cell products available, including harvesting your own stem cells. Well, the truth of the matter…

Feeling Sluggish and Sicker? You May Need Your Hormones Replaced

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

   We know that as we age, our hormones start to decline. And as our hormones decline, nothing good is happening in our bodies; we’re simply getting slower, sicker, fatter, and stupider! If you want to turn that trend around, you may want to consider having a Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) treatment. A…

Can Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Cancer?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

   I’ve been asked if stem cell treatments could be used to treat cancer. The simple answer is no, we don’t use stem cells to treat cancer specifically. In fact, if a person comes to me and has active cancer, we usually tend to disqualify them from having a stem cell treatment. I specifically…

Is it Possible to Have an Allergic Reaction When Having a Stem Cell Treatment?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

   I want to give you information about possible allergic reactions when you have a regenerative medicine procedure. In our office in Kelowna, we use a local anesthetic called lidocaine. It is possible that somebody could have an allergic reaction to lidocaine, although this is quite rare. You would’ve likely been exposed to lidocaine…

When We Use Stem Cell vs PRP Treatments

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

   I want to tell you about why we might choose to use stem cells versus why we might choose to use platelet rich plasma alone. We use stem cells combined with platelet rich plasma for conditions like osteoarthritis in the joint or a tear of a tendon. We use platelet rich plasma by…

Why Do You Harvest Cells From Both Bone Marrow and Fat?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

   I want to tell you about why our clinic in Kelowna uses a combination of stem cells from fat as well as stem cells from bone marrow. As you’re probably aware, there’s a number of clinics that offer one or the other, but very few clinics offer both. The reason we use both…

The Advantages of Going to Pagdin Health for Stem Cell Treatments

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

   The advantage to coming to Pagdin Health here in Kelowna for your stem cell treatments. First of all, at Pagdin Health I have a high level of training in these types of procedures, including a six month fellowship in stem cell medicine. At Pagdin Health in Kelowna, we’ve performed over 500 stem cell…

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Can stem cell therapy be used for heart issues?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

   We’ve had a number of questions recently about the applications for stem cells and people are interested to know if stem cells can be used for heart problems like congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease. There is some interesting work in not only administering stem cells directly to the heart muscle like…

Can stem cell therapy be used for neurologic conditions?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

   We have had a number of phone calls recently by people that are wondering about whether stem cells could be used for neurologic conditions, things like Alzheimer’s disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, strokes, or even autism. There is a lot of interest worldwide in treating these kinds of conditions obviously, and there has been…

Do You Use Intravenous Stems Cells?

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

   I’ve been asked several times whether we use any intravenous stem cells here. There are certain clinics in the US that have offered to inject not only a person’s joint with some stem cells, but also to give them some intravenously. The way this is done is when they take stem cells from…

The Success Rates of Regenerative Medicine

By Dr. Grant Pagdin | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

   One of the questions that I get quite frequently when I’m talking to potential stem cell clients either in person or over the phone, is they’d like to know what sort of success rates are we having with the different kinds of joints that we inject. Now, as you’re probably aware, we’ve treated…

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