Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for brain injuries

PRP treatments for brain inflammation could repair the damage

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is rich in numerous growth factors associated with repair processes after injury in the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. One study investigated the ability of PRP to promote the growth of nerve tissue and to determine which growth factors were responsible for this growth. The study suggested that the addition of PRP promotes axonal nerve growth, particularly through mechanisms associated with growth factors known as IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) and VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor). 

It is becoming increasingly clear that interactions between the peripheral immune system and the central nervous system are important in maintaining healthy brain function. Platelets are small blood cells traditionally known for their role in wound healing.

Advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP uses your own natural elements with no added foreign products. During treatment, a small sample of blood is taken, which is then centrifuged for about five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

PRP therapy is very safe because it uses your own natural elements. It is also not a new treatment. It has been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine since the 1970s for its effective wound healing properties. 

For brain injuries:

  • Regrowth of brain collagen (proteins that give strength and structure).
  • Activation and targeting of stem cells (cell regeneration and differentiation)
  • Increased angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels)
  • Reduced inflammation (increase in brain functionality)
  • Reduction of amyloid proteins (which lead to memory loss)

*Results may vary; no guarantee for specific results

Treatment of brain injuries with PRP

To help patients with brain injuries, doctors have developed a combination of plasma and platelet-rich insulin. Insulin is important for proper cognitive function of the brain and regulation of blood sugar. However, insulin cannot be given orally or by injection. This is because insulin can also lower blood sugar levels. 

To avoid this risk, doctors prescribe the mixed drug through the nasal cavity so that it passes through the sevenfold cribriform plate in the brain. This is where PRP falls into the brain, spinal fluid and brain to regenerate nerve damage. Tests have shown that insulin and the PRP combination used in PRP treatments for encephalitis work in the central nervous system. This action continues for several hours after the first administration. 

PRP treatments for encephalitis cause different functions in the brain and central nervous system

  • Brain collagen regeneration, a type of protein that strengthens and builds. 
  • Reduce the amount of amyloid protein, which leads to memory loss. 
  • Stimulate the formation of new blood vessels. 
  • Reduce inflammation in the brain, affecting its function. 
  • Specifically target and activate stem cells to promote regeneration and differentiation. 

Although in-depth research and studies are needed, the preliminary results of the treatment of PRP encephalitis are interesting. These findings could open up new ways to repair brain damage and help patients. 

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