Regenerating Stem Cells to Replace and Repair Damaged Tissues

Understanding diseases and using your body’s natural regenerating ability to heal is a medical advancement that is steadily increasing in popularity. Through development at Integrative Pain & Spine, the Frisco stem cell therapy experts have specialized in various therapies, like stem cell therapy, to accelerate healing and relieve their patients’ debilitating symptoms. Your body has several stem cells that continuously regenerate to replace your old tissues and repair the affected cells. 

How are you likely to benefit from stem cell use?

The effectiveness of stem cells varies as some cells may help experts understand and treat various infections. Your doctor can use stem cells to treat genetic and hematopoietic disorders. For instance, during a cord blood transplant, your doctor infuses the stem cells into your bloodstream, where the cells heal and repair your affected tissues and cells. A successful stem cell engraftment regenerates your blood and immune system, resulting in your cells’ normal functioning. Since the efficacy of using stem cells has proven to be accurate, the health expert may use the therapy to treat diseases like:

·         Immune disorders like severe combined immune deficiency (SCID)

·         Blood cancers

·         Non-malignant blood disorders

·         Metabolic disorders

·         Tumors

·         Cardiovascular conditions

·         Corneal regeneration

·         Neural degenerative conditions and injuries like spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease

·         Anemia and other blood diseases like aplastic anemia

·         Wounds

·         Liver infections

·         Bladder diseases

How is the therapy effective in treating corneal regeneration?

Studies have proven that your doctor can harvest stem cells from your limbus (part of your eye) to repair your affected cornea. In instances where your cornea is damaged adversely, your doctor may take your limbal stem system, multiply the cells in a laboratory, then transplant them to your eye, restoring your vision. However, though the therapy may be successful, your doctor may only recommend it if you retained some of your limbal stem cells after an accident or fatal incident.

What are the various types of stem cells?

·         Embryonic stem cells

Like the name suggests, these cells come from a three to five days old human embryo. The healthcare professional harvests the cells during in-vitro fertilization and uses them to understand all the other cell types.

·         Adult stem cells

Also referred to as non-embryonic stem cells, these cells originate from your body’s developed tissues and organs. Your system uses these cells to replace and repair your damaged tissues in their locality (where they are found).

·         Cord blood stem cells

Originating from your infant, your doctor harvests these cells from the umbilical cord after birthing. The healthcare professional can then freeze the cells for future use in treating children with particular genetic blood disorders and blood cancers like leukemia.

·         Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)

You are likely to have these cells when your doctor transforms your adult stem cell into iPSCs. Since these cells can differentiate into your body’s specialized cells, they can produce new cells for your organs. During the creation of iPCs, the healthcare expert reprograms adult stem cells to function like embryonic stem cells.

Different stem cells originate from various parts of your body. Therefore, they have specific functions and capabilities that require professional assistance from a healthcare expert. Schedule a stem cell therapy appointment with your doctor to know how you can benefit from the treatments.