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Could Stem Cells Cure Crohn's?

 9 months ago       225 Views

A year ago, Michael Miceli felt completely depleted from his Crohn’s disease. The 38-year-old dad of two young boys was diagnosed in 1997, when he was a sophomore in high school. He spent the next two decades trying an array of medications and procedures to find relief from his symptoms. None of them worked.

“My life was mostly just getting by. I knew nothing else,” he tells Everyday Health. “It was going to the bathroom 20, 30 times a day, excruciating pain all day. When I would eat, if I did hold it down, nutrients would never be absorbed so it would just go right through me. I really didn’t have much quality of life.”

Then Miceli learned he qualified for a clinical trial at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City that uses stem cell therapy to treat Crohn’s disease.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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