Stem Cell Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, ranging from Orthopedics, Pain Management, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetes & Diabetic Neuropathy, Neurology, Autoimmune Disorders and in Surgical Procedures. Aesthetic, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgical Procedures, including wound healing and limb salvage, have also become common place.
Orthopedics has to do with anything involving the musculoskeletal system. Stem Cell Therapy can treat conditions involving cartilage and joint functions, bone fractures and other conditions of joint injuries and degeneration. Stem Cell Therapies have shown to be highly successful in the treatment of bone fractures. One review reports injections of stem cells achieving “75% union over 14 weeks in one case, and 88% union over four months in another in patients with non-union bone fractures.”
Arthritis is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness. Usually this condition worsens with age. Stem Cell Therapy utilizes its anti-inflammatory properties to alleviate inflammation-related osteoarthritis. Stem Cells are injected in the affected areas and the regenerative process begins and accelerates. Stem Cells have been documented to duplicate themselves every 28 hours. In addition, co-factors, such as powerful anti-inflammatory Cytokins and Growth Factors, astonishingly reduce inflammation and the concomitant pain associated.
Stem Cell Therapy can be used to treat conditions of the heart, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke and congestive heart failure and post MI (Myocardial Infarction) causing healing to rapidly accelerate. Stem Cell Treatments have shown to actually rebuild and replace damaged heart muscle tissue. Studies have shown an increase in functional capacity and an improved quality of life.
Stem Cell Therapy may be an excellent and minimally-invasive treatment option for patients with Autoimmune disorders like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. Improved immune function through an increase in the number of T cells (Tregs) cells is one of the results found in clinical studies on over 100 patients with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis receiving umbilical cord stem cells.
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Stem Cell Therapy can treat a wide variety of conditions. Typical treatments are simple, safe, do not require anesthesia and take no more time than a traditional office visit.
Stem cells can be used to treat:
According to Wikipedia, Regenerative Medicine “is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.”
Regenerative Medicine can be described as the process of replacing, renewing or engineering human cells, tissues, organs and proteins for the purposes of restoring function and health in the body. One of the key components of regenerative medicine is the use of cell replacement strategies which usually requires stem cells.
Adult stem cells, derived from bone marrow, have been used for decades to treat certain types of T cancer, like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. By infusing healthy stem cells into the body, new bone marrow can be stimulated to grow and disease can be repressed.
Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells are derived from umbilical cords and the placenta donated by mothers after normal and healthy child births. This cord blood contains hematopoietic (blood) stem cells which can be used to treat leukemia, blood and bone marrow disorders and immune deficiencies. The process of deriving stem cells from umbilical cord tissue is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.
The two main types of stem cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.
Adult Stem Cells or Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are semi-specialized cells, tissue specific. They typically can only generate different cell types for the specific tissue or organ in which they live. These cells are found in many organs and tissues, including brain, bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, teeth, heart, gut, liver and the reproductive organs.
Embryonic Stem Cells are derived from blastocysts created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for assisted reproduction that were no longer needed. Because these kind of stem cells are undifferentiated and unspecialized, they can give rise to every type of cell in the body. It is not legal in this country to use this type of cell on humans as there is a great health risk associated with the use of this type of cell, including Cancer.