If stem cells were fictional characters, they would be super heroes. Their ability to transform into the cells of other tissue types (organs, bone, nerves, etc.) make them the ideal vehicle for delivering regenerative healing to diseased parts of the body.
Stem cell therapy is a modern approach that’s commonly used in the treatment and prevention of a number of diseases and conditions, especially cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. Other conditions that are treated with stem cell therapy include Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the liver, correction of genetic disorders, etc.
While frequently, and often successfully utilized as a regular treatment in many parts of the world, stem cell therapy is not approved in Canada (although sometimes given by clinics illegally). The Canadian government, considers stem cell therapy pioneer research. Other countries are treating up to 64 different conditions using stem cell therapy.
To understand how the technique works, it’s necessary to understand what stem cells are. The body’s organs and tissues are composed of different types of cells. Stem cells are cells that can change from one type of cell to another, typically to a more specialized cell type. Once the stem cells have changed, they will divide into cells of the new type. This characteristic allows stem cells to repair organs by replacing cells lost to injury or disease.
The technique works by harvesting stem cells from the patient’s body in most cases, usually from bone marrow or fat. This is done by giving local anesthesia to the patient and then extracting a bit of tissue from the selected zone. The stem cells are then separated and processed to purify them and separate them from other types of cells and components. The purified stem cells are tested for quantity and quality before being re-injected into the affected part of the body. The whole process may take as few as a single session (although that varies based on many factors).
Once injected into the body, the stem cells will travel to the affected tissue, a process called homing, and attach themselves to it and ideally start to repair it. If successful, stem cell therapy can slow down, halt, or even reverse the illness or condition. Many people experience an improvement very quickly.
Like all medical treatments, it’s important that you learn whether stem cell therapy is appropriate for your specific condition and what the potential risks involved are. You will also need to have tests to evaluate if you’re a candidate for the procedure before receiving treatment.
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