Amnion in San Antonio
Amnion is a biological structure composed of human amniotic fluid (placental tissue) - used by health practitioners to safely and effectively treat sexual dysfunction issues, incontinence and promote the healing and regeneration of a host of other conditions.
Human amniotic fluid is the amniotic sac during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid contains growth factors and rich cytokines that promote healing and pain management.
The components of amnion have been shown to activate the body's own healing response, which is characterized by minimal inflammatory activity and regenerative, rather than scar-mediating, healing.
Amnion is a protein-rich fluid with proven regenerative potential. Its components regulate and maintain regenerative tissue process.
Amnion has a complex array of inherent growth factors and cytokines that provide protection to the fetus during pregnancy.
The latest in Amniotic Fluid Technology for Overactive Bladder (OAB).
Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time. You may have overactive bladder if you have two or more of these symptoms:
- You urinate eight or more times a day or two or more times at night.
- You have the sudden, strong need to urinate immediately.
As many as 40 percent of women in the United States live with OAB symptoms. Many people living with OAB don’t ask for help. They may feel embarrassed, don’t know how to talk with their health care provider about their symptoms, or they are not aware of the new treatment options can help.
Cost effective AmDrop™ Regenerative Therapy now offers OAB sufferers the latest breakthrough treatment option available today. Asking your health care provider how AmDrop™ can help you!
How OAB Can Affect Your Life
OAB can get in the way of your work, social life, exercise and sleep. Without treatment, OAB symptoms can make it hard to get through the day without many trips to the bathroom.
You may not want to go out with friends or go far from home because you’re afraid of being far from a bathroom. This makes many people feel lonely and isolated.
OAB may affect relationships with friends and family. It can disrupt your sleep and sex-life. Too little sleep will leave anyone tired and depressed. In addition, if you leak urine, skin problems or infections can ensue.
If you have an overactive bladder (OAB), it may feel like your condition controls your life. But it doesn’t have to.
Simple changes to your daily routine can help you manage OAB symptoms:
2. Train your Bladder
This works a lot like Kegels. Hold your pee when you feel like you need to go. It’s easier if you do it while sitting down. Sit still, and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles several times in a row. When the urge to pee passes, walk slowly to the bathroom. Be patient. It may take up to 8 weeks to see results.
3. Watch what you eat and drink.
Ask your doctor if you should limit how much you drink at certain times of the day. She might also tell you to avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas, and juices. Ditto for fruits like oranges and grapefruit, and spicy foods. All of them can make your OAB symptoms worse.
5. Double void
This means you pee, wait a few minutes, and then go again. It’ll help make sure your bladder’s empty. That way, you can avoid a quick trip back to the bathroom.
6. Set a schedule
If you can, try to space out your bathroom visits. Aim for every 2 to 4 hours. This way, you train yourself to pee at the same times every day.
7. Smoking Cessation
Cigarette smoke irritates your bladder. It can also cause a hacking cough, which could trigger leaks.
8. Pharmaceutical Options
There are certain drugs that are commonly prescribed by doctors to relax the bladder muscle, increase urine storage and control bladder muscle spasms. These drugs work by blocking nerve signals in your brain, although not without noted potential serious side effects like vomiting and blurred vision. Botox injections: OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) can be employed as a treatment option as it blocks nerve activity in the muscles of the bladder so it relaxes.
AMNIOTIC FLUID FOR INTRACTABLE OVERACTIVE BLADDER
Red Alinsod, MD, South Coast Urogynecology, Laguna Beach, California
March 10, 2020
This study aimed to present a non-drug and non-surgical option with the use of pure amniotic fluid injected into the mid urethral region and bladder trigone area as a treatment for refractory overactive bladder symptoms.
Mrs. B is a vibrant and active 78 year old Caucasian female with prior mesh pelvic reconstructive surgery over 12 years ago. 5 years post operative she suffered from urgency and frequency and was diagnosed with Detrussor Overactivity at a urodynamic study that included a normal cystoscopy. She urinated about 18 times in 24 hours, had severe urgency resulting in wet clothing, and waking up 6-8 times per night. She was placed on anticholinergics and remained on them for over 8 years with reducing efficacy. Mirabergon was tried for four years with little relief of symptoms. Pelvic floor physical therapy and a strict “IC Diet” was not effective. She was offered neuromodulation therapy, Bladder Botox, HIFEM. Her quality of life was severely affected. She did not want implants or surgery. The patient was offered in-office amniotic fluid injection.
Materials and Methods
The patient was instructed not to take any anticholinergics or use Mirabergon. This patient had been off the medications for months. The patient completed mulpitple validated questionaires (ICIQ-UI Short Form, UDI 6, Short Form IIQ-7, SSQ, and FSFI). A clear PCR urine test confirmed no bacteria in the urine. A 30% numbing cream was placed 2-3cm into the vaginal canal to provide topical anesthesia for about 30 minutes before the patient arrived at the office.
One cc of AmDrop Amniotic Fluid was mixed with 5cc of injectable saline for a total of 6cc of injectable fluid in a 10 cc syring with a 27 gauge needle. The cost of amniotic fluid was approximately $400 per cc. The patient was placed supine in a dorsal lithotomy position. The bottom portion of a vaginal speculum (“Single Speculum”) was used to visualize the mid urethra which was cleaned with Betadine. The mid urethra was identified, 2cm beneath the urethral meatus, and a single puncture was made painlessly with the needle when the patient was asked to give a cough for distraction. The amniotic fluid mixture was injected slowly over one minute as it dissected painlessly around the midurethra and trigone area of the bladder. There was minimal loss of fluid at the completion of the injection. Total treatment time was ten minutes. The patient was sent home to resume all normal activities. She was encouraged to follow the IC Diet and to keep a Bladder Diary that recorded her symptoms daily. She was told that every month she would complete the validated questionaires and be tracked by the staff. She agreed to weekly phone interviews to track her progress.
One week post treatment the patient reported a dramatic reduction in frequency (18 voids/24 hours to less than 10), nocturia (8 to 2), and reduction in urgency. At one month post treatment her frequency was reduced further to less than 8 voids in 24 hours and no nocturia. Her urgency remained “much less.” At two months post treatment the effects were maintained and she no longer complained of urgency, frequency, and nocturia. Monthly evaluations are ongoing.
Amniotic fluid is rich in anti-inflammatory cytokines and multiple growth factors. It has many years of safe use as an immune privileged solution to reduce inflammation in joints, lungs, eyes, and other body locations. Amniotic fluid has been mixed with platelet rich plasma in our practice for the past year to treat overactive bladder. This is the first reported use or amniotic fluid alone for overactive bladder, nocturia, urgency, frequency, urodynamically confirmed detrusor overactivity. With the growing numbers of aging women suffering from overactive bladder comes a need for simple and efficient treatments. Compliance of anticholinergic use and other drugs remains low. Radiofrequency treatments of the bladder at 460 kHz has also been shown to help reduce overactive bladder symptoms without the need for drugs or surgery. Biologic and energy based therapy combinations are being studied.
Amniotic fluid is exceptionally effective for use as a single injection for overactive bladder. It is safe and with no known side effects. This new treatment modality is very promising for the future cost-effective management of overactive bladder, an inflammatory condition. Continuing studies are ongoing to determine the duration of treatment effects and the ideal time for repeat and touch up treatments.
The AmDrop™ Baby Face Treatment is a unique combination of world-class biologics used in conjunction with many regenerative treatments in med spas and plastic surgery settings.
A carefully selected array of components which facilitate fast and complete recovery following many aesthetic procedures including micro-needling, scar removal, and laser skin resurfacing.
AmDrop™ Baby Face Treatment can be used in a wide array of cases such as:
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Post Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
- Hair Restoration
- Non-Surgical Face lift
Hair loss for both men and women have played a major role in debilitating depression, anxiety and insecurity in today’s modern society, especially in the younger segments of the population. Statistics reveal that worldwide, more than 50% of all men and 1/3 rd of all women will ultimately experience hair loss in their lives. Over the past few years, great technological strides have been achieved in the non-surgical approach to battling hair loss.
State of the art technology, AmDrop™ Restore Amniotic Fluid, represents that latest, cutting-edge frontier in regenerative therapy to combat hair loss.
AmDrop™ Restore offers a powerful boost in growth factors that can greatly enhance the outcomes of traditional Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures for Hair Restoration practitioners.
Regenerative Therapy for Hair Loss with PRP and Amniotic fluid: PRP and Amnion-derived fluid are both regenerative medicine treatments that are widely used to treat various orthopedic and wound care (Diabetic and Surgical) conditions.
The major therapeutic benefits of regenerative medicine treatments come from the paracrine action of trophic factors contained in significant concentrations which signal, among many things, the endogenous progenitor cells to begin proliferation and healing.
While PRP and Amniotic Fluid both contain cellular building-blocks, rich in cytokines and other growth factors, Amniotic Fluid contains roughly 10 times the growth factors of standard PRP, making it an ideal addition to PRP regenerative procedures.
AmDrop™ Restore contains multiple potent growth factors including:
Epidermal Growth Factor, or EGF, is one of the major beneficial growth factors in amniotic fluid and tissue products and is responsible for cell growth and proliferation. This growth factor can essentially turn the hair follicle cells back on and kick them into a proliferation state where they are active and producing hair. This is the basic idea, although the mechanisms behind their activity are more complicated than this.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, or VEGF, is a growth factor responsible for blood vessel formation and regeneration. You probably already know that blood flow plays a major role in hair growth and hair loss. Some medications originally developed for heart and cardiovascular conditions have side effects of increasing hair growth due to their capacity to dilate blood vessels. In this case VEGF is able to stimulate regeneration of the blood delivery system of the scalp, revascularization and angiogenesis are two technical terms for what VEGF does for dermal tissues.
Platelet Derived Growth Factor, or PDGF, is another growth factor responsible for blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis and stated above.
These cells have the unique ability to signal cell differentiation…that is to develop into many different cell types. These cells are migrate to the site of degeneration, dormant and degenerating hair follicles and regenerate new, healthier cells which activates follicles to produce new hair growth.
Unlike PRP bio-nutrients that are dependent on the health, age and other factors of the patient, AmDrop™ offers a consistent and calculable protein profile every time.
Clinicians around the world prefer AmDrop™ for the use in treating hair loss because it delivers a provable, lab tested a robust mix of cytokines and growth factors.
PRP plus AmDrop™ Combination is exploding in the regenerative Med Spa space …successfully being employed to stimulate hair growth, sexual rejuvenation, and facial rejuvenation and other conditions.
PRP and Amniotic Fluid treatments have now become highly affordable while offering fast treatment times with very little discomfort.
The AmDrop™ Restore Hair Regeneration Kit offers a comprehensive all-in-one solution which incorporates the next generation of hair growth technologies, including our proprietary restorative shampoo and conditioner aftercare.
PRP and AmDrop™ amniotic fluid treatments are part of a larger body of medical research and leading edge therapies that have proven effective in repairing, restoring and strengthening human cells and structures.
AmDrop™ Breathe is an amniotic liquid allograft derived from the amniotic fluid within the placenta to advance soft tissue repair, replacement, and reconstruction.
The AmDrop™ Breathe Nebulizer is designed to deliver the ambient liquid allograft product as a topical directly onto a patient’s respiratory system (nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, bronchus, and lungs). Similar to its use on primary relevant conditions (degenerative joint disorders, inflammatory conditions, and soft tissue injuries), the natural growth factors and cytokines that are present in amniotic fluid help to regenerate soft tissue while inhibiting inflammation and scar tissue formation.
Amnion’s pure liquid allograft AmDrop™ is rich in important regenerative proteins, including:
- Interleukin 10 (IL-10)
- Interleukin 1 Receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), and
- Myeloperoxidase (MPO).
All three protein markers can help to reduce inflammation in human soft tissue, including the respiratory system (nasal cavity, pharynx, epiglottis, bronchus, and lungs).
The application of our liquid amnion through our AmDrop™ Breathe Nebulizer has shown to help patients suffering from COPD and other respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, emphysema, and seasonal allergies. In addition, the AmDrop™ Breathe Nebulizer has been used as a general wellness treatment, by systemically circulating the growth factors and cytokines throughout the body to help repair and replace damaged soft-tissue.
AmDrop™ is an amniotic liquid allograft derived from the amniotic components of the placenta to advance soft tissue repair, replacement, and reconstruction. It is classifed as minimally manipulated under FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 1271 and section 361 of the PHS.
- Sports Injuries
- Joint pain
- Muscle & Meniscus tears
- Wound Care