We live in an era where there’s new research every day, leaving the previous one behind. With the researches come new treatments. Yes! we are talking about a new treatment. You’ve must have heard of stem cells somewhere. If not, we are here to tell you all about it. Perhaps you all will be wondering what do we have to do with this? But every one of us is very deeply linked to this treatment as this is what will cure most of your problems. It’ll even make you look younger, you’re reading it right!. You may wonder what stem cells are, how they’re being used to treat disease and injury, and why they’re the subject of such vigorous debate.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the cells that are collected from the body’s raw materials. They have specialized functions.
Stem cells enable your body to function properly and are considered as very special cells. They have their own abilities and can make copies of themselves, also known as self-renewal.
There are various types of stem cells:
- Obtained from the patient
- Obtained from a donor
- Extracted from embryos
- Isolated from tissues
- A new type of stem cell made in the laboratory from a skin cell
Types of Stem Cells
- Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic stem cells are extracted from human embryos that are 3-5 days old. They are extracted through IVF..
- Non-Embryonic Stem Cells
These stem cells have their own characteristics, they repair our damaged tissues and muscles and are found in the same area as injury.
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
o create iPSCs, scientists genetically reprogram the adult stem cells so they behave like embryonic stem cells.
- Cord Blood Stem Cells and Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells
Cord blood stem cells are harvested from the umbilical cord. These cells have been successfully used to treat children with blood cancers, such as leukaemia, and certain genetic blood disorders.
Stem Cells For Orthopaedic Treatment
The stem cells are very more useful than we think they are. They are used for multiple purposes such as they are used for treatments that affect the muscles, bones and joints. Also called the musculoskeletal conditions. These cells can be obtained from many different types of organs including bone marrow and fat.
How Can Stem Cells Treat Us?
If you want to know what stem cells can be used for, here’s a little information for you.
Stem Cells Treat:
- Neurons that are damaged by spinal cord injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or other neurological
- It produces insulin to treat people with diabetes
- Treat heart muscle after a heart attack
- Replace any tissue or organ virtually that is injured or diseased.
- Scientists can grow new cells in a laboratory to replace damaged organs or tissues
- Can treat wrinkles and depressions on skin completely and can make you look younger
- Can also be a replacement to knee replacement surgery
Stem Cell Treatment For Knees
Stem cell therapy is now on its way to being considered as a miracle cure for everything from wrinkles to spinal repair. Numerous times, stem cell therapy has reduced pain and has also helped in repairing cartilage. As a result, many people have been able to improve their quality of life and avoid surgery.
The usual job of joint cartilage is to promote smooth movement of joint surfaces and protect bones from friction. This process allows for shock absorption of up to 20 times the weight of the body. It’s essential to physical movement, especially in athletics.
Stem cell therapy for knees is minimally invasive. It’s a procedure that can decrease inflammation, slow and repair all these forms of damage from arthritis, and delay or prevent knee replacement surgery.
Commonly Asked Questions
- What are the side effects of stem cell treatment?
1. Mouth and throat pain
2. Nausea and vomiting
3. Hormone changes, such as changes in the thyroid or pituitary gland
- How does stem cell treatment can help cancer?
Stem cell transplants are procedures that restore blood-forming stem cells in people who have had theirs destroyed by the very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy that are used to treat certain cancers.
- What is the success rate of stem cell treatment?
36 centres provided data with the mean marketed clinical efficacy of 82.2 percent. Ten clinics claimed 90-100 percent efficacy, 15 claimed 80 to 90 percent efficacy, 10 claimed 70 to 80 percent efficacy and one claimed 55 percent of greater clinical efficacy. The researchers found no correlation between treatment costs and marketed clinical efficacy.
Stem Cells Therapy and treatment are getting popular day by day, they can be a solution for any of the problem you’re facing. If you need any professional advice, call at 03111222398 or book an online consultation by calling at the same number!
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