Post-acute Covid-19 SyndromeSurvived COVID-19, but feeling less than yourself?

Even after surviving COVID-19, you can find yourself fighting with damage to your immune system, lungs and other parts of your body. Post COVID-19 Syndrome is persistent and prolonged side effects after a COVID-19 infection, characterized by complications beyond 4 weeks from the onset of the virus. Common residual side effects of COVID-19 include; fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, joint pain and decline in quality of life.

In an effort to help bring patients back to pre-COVID-19 health status, many medical professionals have turned to regenerative medicine. A key component in regenerative medicine is mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) because of their innate ability to regulate and regenerate immune systems, control inflammatory responses, promote recovery of lung, heart and kidney damage. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a number of scientific studies and clinical trials have been conducted on the use of MSCs in reducing lung damage and improving COVID-19 patient recovery with promising results. More than 200 stem-cell clinical trials for COVID-19 therapy have been registered at clinicaltrials.gov. These studies have shown that, MSCs may help patients with severe or critical COVID-19 by contributing to recovery from lung damage, controlling inflammatory response, and encouraging regeneration of damaged tissue and organs.

Advanced Surgical Arts in Plano, Texas is a leader in regenerative medicine therapeutics. Dr. Lee offers patients regenerative medicine treatments with Stem Cell, Exosomes and PRP. Regenerative medicine utilizes cellular biology to help the body to return to normal function after injury or disease and can help to reduce pain, control inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue and organs.

If you have recovered from the COVID-19 infection, but are still struggling to feel yourself, contact Advanced Surgical Arts at 972-612-1900 for a regenerative medicine consultation to find out if Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) therapy can help promote healing and improve your medical condition.

Non-surgical Solution To Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

If you have been relegated to another room by your sleeping partner due to your snoring, you are not alone. More that 89 million Americans snore. It may bother your loved ones and keep them awake at night, but for you it has some very serious health ramifications. Snoring can cause; migraines, fatigue, irritability,Nightlase, Snoring daytime fogginess, depression, sexual dysfunction, heart conditions, and more.

NightLase Snoring Procedure

NightLase is an FDA approved laser procedure that can help with your sleep apnea problem.  Scientific studies have shown that the Fontona NightLase procedure is 85% effective in eliminating or reducing the incidence of snoring in treated patients.

The procedure uses a gentle laser beam inside the mouth to address the tissue at the back of the throat. It is this tissue at the back of the throat that at times can block your airway causing snoring sounds as it vibrates. The laser has unique characteristics that enable it to tighten this tissue and open an obstructed airway.

Test Yourself

If you really want to understand your level of snoring, take a test tonight. With a free mobile app called ‘SnoreLab’ you can record your snoring and get baseline results. You will know how aggressively you snore, and how many minutes per night you snore. The graph will show if you have obstructed sleep apnea and if you completely stop breathing at various points during the night.

We use this app with all our patients to show them a baseline of their snoring and to track their progress after each NightLase treatment.

The Results Are Impressive

The non-surgical NightLase snoring procedure is an effective, alternative to CPAP machines and traditional snoring surgery. We have successfully reunited sleeping partners by eliminating or reducing snoring problems. The procedure is fast and effective. Most patients are satisfied after only 4-5 treatments. Call us today at 972-612-1900 and get back your rightful place in the master bedroom!

Could vein disease be causing your Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a common problem that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, most often at night resulting in disturbed sleep for you and your sleeping partner. It is a common condition, but often without a clear cause. The usual treatments include; supplements, leg wraps, and even medications Restless Leg and Varicose Veinssuch as opioids and muscle relaxers. Unfortunately, these only treat the symptoms, but not the cause. More than 30% of people who suffer from RLS also have problems in their leg veins, a condition called “Chronic Venous Insufficiency.” The leg veins become inefficient and blood pools in the legs, resulting in tired and throbbing legs with heaviness, cramps and varicose veins. Varicose veins and other vein diseases can cause constant pressure on surrounding muscles from fluid buildup in the veins. The distended veins apply pressure on the muscle all day but decompress at night. As the muscle is relaxing, it can cause twitching and other symptoms associated with Restless Leg Syndrome.

Oftentimes, a vascular cause for Restless Leg Syndrome is missed. Numerous studies have shown that more than 90% of patients treated with vein disease (venous insufficiency), that also had RLS, had complete relief from restless leg symptoms. These are patients that had been taking Restless Leg Syndrome medication for years without success. If you have RLS and signs of vein disease (which can be hidden), you should consider a complete ultrasound evaluation of your legs. Treating your veins with procedures such as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) may help you to eliminate the need for RLS medication.

Symptoms of RLS

  • Involuntary Leg Movement
  • Uncontrolled Kicking
  • Aching
  • Throbbing
  • Itching
  • Crawling
  • Creeping
  • Leg Spasms

Symptoms of Vein Disease

  • Appearance of Spider Veins
  • Appearance of Varicose Veins
  • Darkening or Changes in Skin Color
  • Pain
  • Leg Swelling
  • Heaviness
  • Throbbing
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

The symptoms associated with vein disease can be painful and unsightly. However, the bigger problem with vein disease is that it can adversely affect your health leading to; sleep problems, Restless Leg Syndrome, blood clots, thrombophlebitis, leg ulcers and strokes. Vein disease is progressive with many potentially serious complications. Treatment for it is covered by most insurance companies including Medicare. If you are suffering from RLS and your medication isn’t working, consider getting evaluated for vein disease. Call Advanced Surgical Arts at 972-612-1900 for an appointment.