How does your body heal after you’ve had an injury? Do you know? Your body must take part in cell regeneration to build new tissues after you’ve sustained an injury. Depending on the type of tissue that was damaged, your healing time can take anywhere from days to months of healing time. During this time, cell regeneration helps your body restore what was lost and renew what was damaged. Stem cells are at the forefront of your cell regeneration, and without them, you wouldn’t be able to heal nearly as fast or as well. Find out why stem cells are so vital to cell regeneration and healing in your body!
Your body has many processes it goes through every day that you are not even conscious of. Breathing in and out is a natural occurrence, as is the beating of your heart. There is also cell regeneration that is taking place among many other body processes. Cell regeneration means the process of “renewal, restoration and growth” when the body goes through changes or damage to its tissues and cells. Your body uses cell regeneration to keep all of its processes functioning normally and to keep your organs and tissues working throughout the decades.
If you receive an injury, your body uses cell regeneration to repair the damaged site so that it is fixed as closely as possible to the condition it was in before. Every species goes through cell regeneration, including humans, animals, plants, and even bacteria. Everything living is constantly rebuilding itself as it weathers its environment so that the species can survive. In your body, there are many cells that are constantly regenerating, whereas other cells don’t regenerate at all. If you have a cut, your body will repair the site that is damaged. However, if you have lost an arm or a leg, you won’t grow a new one if you’re a human. Plants and even some animals can regrow whole parts of their bodies that were lost, but that is one area where cell regeneration has its limits in the human body.
Healing from an injury varies in its length of time. A cut can take several days to heal. A more major wound or a muscle or bone injury can take weeks or months to fully heal. For many diseases that affect different cells of the body, you might have cell regeneration working overtime for years and even decades without ridding yourself of the disease. Many sources report that the cells in your body completely regenerate every 7 years. That’s not actually the case, as studies show that different types of cells take certain amounts of time to complete cell regeneration.
For example, bones have complete cell regeneration every 10 years on their own without an injury. The cells that line the stomach replace themselves about every 5 days due to the acidic nature of your stomach. Your skin cells regenerate every week and red blood cells in the body regenerate every 4 months. It all depends on the type of cell. However, when it comes to injuries and chronic conditions, stem cells are constantly working on cell regeneration in your body to help repair your tissues and get your better.
A large part of cell regeneration in your body has to do with stem cells. These are not like other cells in your body, which is why there is so much interest in them and their potential. Stem cells are divided into two classes: pluripotent and multipotent. Pluripotent stem cells are cells that can create any type of cell in the body except those cells that are needed to support and develop a fetus in the womb. Multipotent stem cells are restricted to becoming only a small number of different cell types.
These cells are amazing because they can divide and renew themselves for long periods and are dynamic in their ability to differentiate. Unlike other cells in the body, they can create specialized cell types depending on where you have an injury. If you have a muscle injury, they will turn into the muscle cell your body needs to repair the muscle. If it’s an injury to an organ, the cells will turn into that organ cell as it rebuilds. Self-renewing stem cells are able to divide and regenerate more stem cells during the healing process. Differentiating stem cells can transform into the specialized, mature cells your tissues and organs need. The more stem cells you have (such as receiving more through stem cell injections), the quicker your body can heal.
When you are born, you have many stem cells. Throughout life, your stem cell count decreases as you age. However, scientists are able to derive stem cells from your body to make more and can take stem cells from areas (such as donated amniotic sacs) to increase your stem cell count. At our facility, we offer stem cell injections that we can inject right into the site of your injury. The cells immediately go to work transforming into the cells that promote healing. The more stem cells you have, the quicker you can heal, which is why stem cell therapy is so amazing. Almost all patients are candidates for this type of therapy. If you want to give your body an extra boost of healing, see what stem cell therapy can do for you by calling Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016!