There are many controversies surrounding stem cell research and therapy, but there are also numerous benefits when it comes to the medical sector.
Stem cells have many applications for treating diseases, and there is still so many undeveloped abilities, meaning they can treat even more diseases in the future.
Day in and day out, scientists are working hard to understand how the stem cells function and how they can be used to treat more complex diseases affecting the world today.
Below are some of the current benefits of stem cell therapy which you can get by visiting a reputable stem cell clinic.
Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are normally used in many cutting-edge orthopedic practices since research has shown that these cells have the ability to differentiate and form new orthopedic tissues which make up adipose tissue, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bones, and body muscle.
During orthopedic care, if you are injected with bone marrow stem cells, you will experience reduced, improved functionality, healing of stubborn injuries, and reduced chronic pain. As a result, you will return to your usual routine within a few weeks.
There are low possibilities of side effects since studies have shown that MSCs will stop multiplying once the affected area has reached the full growth potential.
Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
If you have a cardiovascular disease, chances are your oxygen heart tissue will be deprived, which causes the formation of scar tissue and consequently changing the blood pressure.
However, by introducing stem cells from adult bone, they will single out the type of cells that can repair the blood vessels and the heart which can largely be attributed to the secretion of different growth factors.
Other ways through which stem cells contribute towards improving heart conditions include decreasing the overstretching of cardiac cells and enhancing the formation of new capillaries.
Healing Incisions and Wounds
As per research, stem cell therapy will improve the growth of new and healthy skin tissue, replace scar tissue, stimulate hair growth after incision, and improve collagen formation.
If you have a persistent wound, this therapy will increase the collagen concentrations in your skin, and as the collagen matures, it shrinks and thereby tightening and strengthening the injured area.
A similar mechanism applies when it comes to treatment of connective tissues if injuries are related to cartilage loss.
Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
The current progress in the treatment of diseases such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s shows that by transplanting adult stem cells, there will be the formation of new brain cells, synapses, and neurons.
Stem cell therapy improves the synaptic circuits, slows down disease formation, gives relief from degenerating symptoms, and optimizes the functional recovery.
Overcoming Immune Rejection Disorders
Immune rejection refers to the damage to cells and healthy tissues which occurs in patients with autoimmune disorders. In case you suffer from case 1 diabetes, the pancreatic cells which produces insulin can be damaged by your immune system.
Also, if you have thyroid disorders, the immune system can attack and damage your thyroid glands. However, there are specific adult stem cells which can produce the insulin-producing cells which will restore the affected pancreatic cells for those with type 1 diabetes.
In a nutshell, stem cell therapy has numerous health benefits and can be used to cure complex medical conditions affecting the current society.
Extensive research is also being conducted to ensure that the full potential of this treatment method is achieved.
Travis Gottlieb is a certified drug and alcohol counselor with a focus on prescription addiction. As a lifelong resident of the PNW, he has a passion for overall health and fitness and enjoys rock climbing when work and raising 3 teenage boys allow him time.