The Role Your Blood Plays in Healing - Stem Cell Centers, Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
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Many people don’t think twice about how the body heals itself after an injury besides thinking about the time it will take. Your body goes through many processes to heal from injuries—even if you only have a tiny cut. Cells must regenerate by rushing stem cells to the wound site to boost healing. Your blood plays a vital role in the entire healing process. Thanks to what your blood does, you don’t bleed out every time you get a tiny scrape. Your body immediately gets the blood cells to start clumping together, providing you a clot that will eventually turn into a scab, which in turn will turn into a healed wound. Without your blood cells, you wouldn’t be able to heal at all. Find out why your blood is so vital to your health and the role it plays in helping you heal.

 

The Blood in Your Body

Your blood is an integral part of healing, but it’s also vital to survival. You need the blood in your body to nourish your organs and tissues, to transport nutrients and cells and to pump through your heart to keep you alive. Blood transports oxygen to your tissues and organs when you breathe in and out. It is basically the transportation for everything in your body, which is why your blood is constantly pumping and circulating all day long. It constantly renews itself. Here are some fun facts about your blood:

  • Blood makes up about 7% of the weight of your body.
  • Blood contains oxygen and something called hemoglobin, which contains iron. It’s this oxygen and iron combination that gives your blood a red color. Without that oxygen, your blood wouldn’t be red; it would be blue.
  • Blood contains red and white blood cells as well as platelets. Each of these cells do different jobs in the body.
  • Blood also contains blood plasma, which is a watery substance that carries nutrients, electrolytes, gases, proteins, hormones and more.
  • Hormones go throughout your body and are regulated through your blood.
  • People have different types of blood that are categorized in varying combinations of O, A, and B. You can only receive blood donations from others that matches your blood type.
  • Blood platelets help your blood clot with the help of stem cells when you’ve been injured.

 

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Stem Cells Follow Your Blood

Blood isn’t the only thing that helps you to heal from an injury. Stem cells play a major role in that healing. Many people don’t know much about stem cells except that they have something to do with science. They have a lot to do with your body and are the main reason you heal so well from so many different types of injuries. When you are injured, blood carries nutrients to the site of your injury so you can heal faster. Your body also releases stem cells that follow your blood platelets to the site of injury. Those stem cells are the key to the body’s healing process. They lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body needs to be repaired.

 

When stem cells reach the injured part of your body, they are able to transform into the same type of cell that was injured to promote healing. There is no other cell like it. Because stem cells can change into almost any type of tissue, your blood can carry them to any part of the body that needs it. Without your blood to transport stem cells, you wouldn’t be able to heal from your injuries. So, really, your blood is very important to helping your body heal and for bringing stem cells to the site so that healing can happen quicker.

 

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Increase Your Stem Cell Count

Every person is born with an abundant amount of stem cells that get released into their blood when injuries happen. The more stem cells you have, the quicker you are able to heal from your injuries. However, as you age, the amount of stem cells you have diminishes, which means that healing will take longer the older you get. That’s why scientists have developed stem cell therapy. Through this therapy, we are able to deliver an injection of stem cells right to the site of an injury, accelerating your healing. More than 100,000 people have had stem cell therapy injections with no reported negative side effects. This natural form of healing does not involve surgery, narcotic pain medications or anything invasive. Yet, it could help your injury and chronic pain and conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and more. If you would love to see what stem cell therapy can do for you, call Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016!