Stem cells are made from the body's raw materials. In the right environment, these cells form more cells, becoming self-renewal and differentiated cells with specific functions that ultimately turn into bones, heart muscle, nerves and other organs and tissues.
These cells are known to have miraculous power, holding a reputation for helping doctors better understand how diseases and conditions develop. Stem cell therapy is the result of this information, potentially providing a treatment option for such chronic conditions.
Let's take a closer look at how stem cell therapy works and some of the diseases the therapeutic option may treat:
How can stem cells treat chronic conditions?
Stem cell transplant is one option for treating diseases. According to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a stem cell transplant takes place by specializing embryonic stem cells into their necessary cell type. From there, the matured cells are used to replace the damaged tissue. For example, this specific treatment can replace neurons damaged by spinal cord injury, produce more insulin in the body or replace any tissue or organ in the body that may be damaged to the point of no return, caused by disease or injury.
To this day, stem cells are being studied to identify new ways they may be able to help eliminate damage caused by various chronic conditions.
Which chronic conditions can stem cell therapy treat?
There's potential for stem cell therapy to treat almost any chronic condition known to man. Of the ones we're aware of, people living with the following diseases may seek stem cell therapy treatment to cope:
- Joint pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Lichen Sclerosus
- Crohn's disease
- Macular degeneration
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Incomplete spinal cord injury
- Erectile dysfunction
- Female and male incontinence
If you're interested in learning if stem cell therapy can benefit your chronic condition, or you want to help researchers find better ways to prevent, treat and diagnose various diseases, you can enroll in a clinical trial with the National Institutes of Health.
Stem cell therapy at the Longevity Centres
Did you know that the Longevity & Stem Cell Centre of Houston provides stem cell therapy via same-day Stromal Vascular Fraction procedures? The stem cells are harvested from mesodermal tissues, which are approved by the Cell Surgical Network. Each patient seeking treatment must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If you're living with one of the chronic diseases listed previously, contact the Longevity Centres directly for a complimentary consultation.