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What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
By Kath Wong | January 16 2020
Stem cell therapy is a treatment that involves using stem cells to cure or aid in the severity of a disease or disorder. These days, it seems like the treatment has become one of the most effective ways to treat many different kinds of diseases. There are two main ways stem cells can be used:
・As a transplant: the desired stem cells harvested from the patient or a donor will be refined/modified and injected or grafted into the patient.
・As a target for a drug: activation of a desired response from the stem cells entered.
One of the most common stem cell therapies available today is bone marrow transplant. The treatment helps in blood-related conditions such as leukemia or lymphoma, and is also showing promise in the treatment of certain forms of autoimmune disease; other conditions that undergo stem cell therapy for cure include bone, skin and eye illnesses or injuries.
How Does It Work?
Stem cells are the body’s raw material, they are usually obtained from fat tissues of the person. This means that liposuction is required prior to the treatment in order to obtain the fat tissues and extract the essential stem cells for later use.
In proper words, the cells that can function as stem cells are known as autologous cells. The procedure involves re-administration of the cells extracted from the patient’s body back into the body through intravenous route. In addition to fat cells, in some cases the cells from unrelated donors are used, for instance, bone marrow stem cells and placental stem cells.
Stem cell therapy takes time to be effective. As the cells require the internal healing and growth, it often takes around one to two months to notice the improvement.
The Unproven Stem Cell Treatment
Although stem cells are believed to have the ability to replenish into many different lost cells in the body depending on the conditions, it is advised not to undergo any unproven stem cell treatments. There are cases that have been reported; The risks include:
・ Tumors development
・ Immune responses
・ Inflammatory conditions
Examples of Stem Cell Treatment Available
Stem Cell Hair Therapy
・This treatment is an innovative hair transplant procedure that helps to revive growth of natural hair using stem cells from the patient’s own body. An advantage of it among the hair transplant process available is that this does not require relocation of hair follicles as the growth would happen completely naturally.
Stem Cell Therapy for Aging Skin
・The procedure helps to limit cell death, provide anti-inflammatory effects, target damaged tissues, promote tissue growth, and to support injury recovery. With the quality of anti-aging, it helps to promote healthy and rejuvenated skin by improving skin elasticity, pigmentation as well as inflammation.
Stem Cell Therapy can be the new solution to many health conditions, as long as the research has been proven and performed in the right way.