Did you know that you actually need stem cells to help your body heal, grow, and renew itself? Every person is born with an abundance of stem cells—or neutral cells—that can turn into any cell that the body needs for healing and renewal. You actually have to have stem cells if you want your body to heal. Without these special cells, a person couldn’t grow a baby and their tissues, skin, cells, blood and more would never renew. Find out the role that stem cells play in your growth and healing and why they are so important to have!
When it comes to wounds and healing, most people don’t think twice about what is happening on a cellular level. Consider all that stem cells do in the healing process as shared by Nature.com: “Without stem cells, wounds would never heal, your skin and blood could not continually renew themselves, fertilized eggs would not grow into babies, and babies would not grow into adults. Stem cells are quite unlike the specialized, or differentiated, cells in your body — such as the nerve cells, muscle cells and blood cells that enable you to function. In contrast, they are the body’s silent reserves….And they’re not just found in people. All multicellular organisms, from plants to humans, need stem cells.”
New research is showing that the power of stem cells to heal may even allow scientists and doctors to intervene with brain damage, reversing the effects. In an April 2018, publication from ScienceAlert.com, researchers have discovered that the G2 quiescent stem cell shows promise for supporting brain repair from injury or diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. “the new study found that G2 quiescent stem cells can wake up relatively quickly to start producing neurons and glia, the key cell types in the brain,” reports ScienceAlert.com. While the treatment process with G2 quiescent stem cells is still a ways off, knowing the potential of these stem cells is encouraging for the future and brain-related issues.
While some inflammation is key for real healing to occur, chronic inflammation can prevent the healing you need. Some triggers for chronic inflammation are: 1) autoimmune disorders; 2) long-term exposure to polluted air or chemicals; 3) smoking or consuming alcohol excessively; 4) being chronically stressed; 5) the natural aging process; and 6) obesity. This chronic inflammation can impede or delay natural wound healing
To help combat this, stem cell therapies are being used. The National Institutes of Health outlines how, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing in recent studies. Immune modulating properties of MSCs have garnered attention and may be viable treatment options.
Aging reduces both the rate and quality of healing in adults as the number of MSCs decline with advancing age in humans. Finding treatments that allow the infusion of MSCs to patients who are the decline could help with wound healing and quality of life.
Scientists are working on how they can leverage the power of MSCs with scaffoldings, delivered topically or by injection which would evaluate the microenvironment and boost the healing process in a more regenerative manner.
The hope is to–in the future–create “off the shelf, allogeneic, activated MSCs” that can be delivered in a biological scaffolding to promote a more regenerative healing process, writes the National Institutes of Health.
The best way to learn more about how stem cells heal and could heal you, is to schedule a free consultation with your doctor. To learn more, and to discover what stem cell therapies you may currently be a candidate for, call Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016 and see what stem cell therapy can do for!