Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
Whole Body Benefits from TPE
As our bodies age, cells and molecules show outward signs of damage. But this damage can be corrected and ultimately repaired. Advanced technologies like therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) can help you look and feel better from the inside out. This revolutionary therapy removes toxins from the blood plasma, and replaces them with cleansing replacement fluids for better cell regeneration.
What is Therapeutic Plasma Exchange?
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) is an FDA approved treatment which has been used for decades in the successful treatment of multiple autoimmune conditions as well as malignancies. It works by removing portions of the plasma component of the blood. Multiple studies have now shown that TPE can also have an Impact on aging and age-related pathologies, such as dementia. The reason for this comes down to the actual issues that drive aging. One such (major) issue that occurs as we age is the accumulation of dysfunctional, inflammatory proteins. These proteins promote an undesirable cellular environment. As this progresses, cell and tissue damage increases and multiple age-related pathologies begin manifesting. The good news is that from a clinical perspective, we now have protocols in place to incorporate TPE as a therapeutic tool to help fight aging and age-related complications.
TPE- Specifics for Age-related Diseases
TPE allows for the safe removal of a large portion of these unwanted proteins. In effect, it produces a temporary dilution of the plasma component of the blood, allowing the body to create new, functional proteins. It is why when we talk about TPE as it relates to aging, it is often referred to as plasma dilution therapy. A single treatment may remove up to 70% of the old plasma component portion. In doing so, we are producing a reset of sorts at the cellular level. Additionally, TPE is often integrated in with other longevity focused treatment approaches.
What Happens During TPE Treatment?
During this safe, 2-3 hour therapy, small amounts of blood are gradually removed through an inserted needle or central line catheter and circulated through a machine that separates blood into its component red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. The plasma portion of the blood containing dysfunctional proteins, autoantibodies and other molecules is removed rapidly and discarded. Replacement fluids and albumin are then combined with the patient’s red cells white blood cells and platelets and returned to the body.
How Many TPE Treatments Will I Need?
One or two Therapeutic Plasma Treatments per year is recommended for healthy individuals looking to incorporate TPE as a tool to help fight aging and age-related complications. For patients with autoimmune and advanced age-related conditions, several TPE treatments are advised.
Schedule Your TPE Treatment
Hormone Therapy of Orlando is pleased to offer Therapeutic Plasma Exchange as a cutting edge aimed at helping promote repair and rejuvenation processes in the body. This serves as a sort of “cellular reset” that can help recalibrate crucial pathways to a more youthful state. Ask us more about TPE. You might discover it to be precisely the therapy that may best help you turn back your biological clock.