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Interesting Facts about Stem Cells

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Have you ever broken something and wished that it could simply be put back together? When it comes to injuries, your body actually can put itself back together. It does this through stem cells, which are already abundant in your own body. These are neutral cells that can take on the characteristics of any other type of cell. You have them abundantly when you are born, but they diminish in number as you age. Stem cells can help accelerate healing for many chronic conditions and diseases. Find out all of the amazing things that stem cells can do and how you can benefit!

 

The Cells In Your Body

Did you know that your entire body is made up of cells? The U.S. National Library of Medicine explains that cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. That includes you, plants, animals and more. Your cells provide structure for all the different parts of your body. Heart cells make up your heart, while skin cells make up your skin and so on. Your cells take in nutrients from the foods you eat. They then convert those nutrients into the energy you need to get through your day. Cells are constantly making copies of themselves, replenishing your body’s organs and tissues each and every day. When you are injured, your body works to make cells to repair the parts that were damaged. That repair largely happens through stem cells.

 

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What Are Stem Cells?

Just like cells make up your body, the International Society for Stem Cell Research describes stem cells as the foundation cells of your body. In fact, you have an abundance of these special cells when you are born and even the amniotic sac is one large collection of stem cells. These types of cells are recruited every day of your life to help repair damaged tissues and cells. They play a key role in the healing process, as they follow your blood platelets to the site of an injury as soon as that injury happens. Stem cells are able to transform into the same type of cell (almost like magic) to help your body patch itself once more.

 

That means, if you have a muscle, tendon, ligament, tissue or bone injury, stem cells work to repair that injury. It took many scientists decades to discover the process of healing and how stem cells make that process possible. Since the discovery in the 1980s, scientists and medical professionals now use stem cell therapy to try to accelerate the healing process in patients. For example, in patients who are recovering from surgery, they might receive a stem cell therapy injection at the site of their healing wound. This injection delivers an abundance of stem cells right at the site that needs help, and those cells work to get a patient better more quickly. The benefit of this type of therapy is that is natural, doesn’t require surgery and doesn’t require the use of narcotic pain medications.

 

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Interesting Facts and Figures

Stem cell therapy is utilized in many different treatments for chronic conditions, diseases, injuries and more. These cells have the potential to cure many diseases and are used to treat patients with heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, burns, disabilities and more.

  • Stem cells have been able to help patients with cancer and birth defects.
  • This type of regenerative medicine is used in tissue engineering, creating medical devices, creating artificial organs, and for performing cellular therapies.
  • Stem cells are naturally anti-inflammatory in nature, helping to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain in patients immediately.
  • No patients have reported negative side effects of stem cell therapy.
  • Stem cell therapy can help patients heal quicker, as there are more cells to rebuild tissues with.
  • The National Institutes of Health support the research and use of stem cells as they are a renewable source of replacement cells.
  • Macular degeneration is irreversible in many patients. However, stem cells are currently being used to help repair damage to patient’s retinas to reverse blindness.
  • Stem cell injections help restore damaged tissue while providing pain relief at the same time. This makes them more effective than cortisone and other drug injections.
  • Scientists use stem cells in labs to screen new drugs and to create model systems to evaluate normal growth and discover the cause of birth defects.
  • Every person is born with stem cells, but the amount they have diminishes throughout life, making healing slower as you age.
  • You can get stem cells from your own body for healing or from amniotic sacs, embryos and more.
  • Stem cells can help diabetes patients in the future. When injected into the pancreas, these cells have the potential to develop insulin-producing cells to replace damaged ones.
  • Injections can be used directly in areas such as the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, foot, ankle, hand and wrist.

 

Try Stem Cell Therapy Today

There are many more facts we can tell you about stem cell research. However, why simply read about the benefits of stem cell therapy instead of actually trying it? Stem cell treatments are available in many places across the United States and Europe. More than 100,000 people have tried stem cell therapy with no reported negative side effects. That’s quite a figure! If you suffer from chronic pain or want to overcome an injury quicker, give stem cell therapy a chance! To call for your free consultation and to see if you are a candidate, contact Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016!