Stem cells when mature replace older and worn-out blood cells in the body. Stem cell treatment is considered as regenerative therapy, as it promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional, or injured tissue by using stem cells.
Sources of stem cells in the human body can be:
When not possible to harvest stems cells from an individual’s body, these can be harvested from a donor with healthy stem cells. These highly specialized stem cells can be implanted into a person in the organ to treat the disease, injury and restore functionality.
If a person has heart disease, stem cells are injected, i.e. transplanted into the heart muscle for repairing defective heart muscle. The healthy transplanted heart muscle cells could then contribute to improving defective heart muscle.
Stem cell treatment is successfully used for addressing a variety of ailments/disorders such as:
Stem cells for regeneration and repair of tissues are derived from some of the rich sources of stem cells like:
Stem cell treatment is a complex process that encompasses harvesting, storage, and implantation from the patient’s body or a healthy donor.
Before stem cell transplantation, the patient is given ‘Conditioning Treatment’ under which the patient receives high doses of chemotherapy to prepare the body for transplantation.
Sometime, radiation therapy may also be required during ‘Conditioning Treatment.’
The collected stem cells are infused into the patient’s bloodstream from where they travel to the bone marrow to begin the process of ‘Engraftment’ for forming new, healthy blood cells i.e. White Blood Cells (WBCs), Red Blood Cells (RBCs) and Platelets.
There can be many benefits that can be reaped with stem cell treatments.
The most beneficial part is that stem cells can be:
The stem cell treatment is safe, speedy, and often completed within a day or two with far better results than long and ineffective conventional therapies.