Stem cells are a vital part of your body’s healing and regeneration process. These are special cells that are found all throughout your body that can turn into almost any other type of cell. Stem cells help you heal. However, the amount of stem cells you have over time diminishes, meaning healing happens more slowly. Find out what stem cell production entails and how stem cell therapy gives you extra stem cells when you need them!
You are actually born with an ample amount of stem cells. Some people are genetically born with more than others. You also use those stem cells every time you are injured, even if you just have a small cut. The amniotic sac that babies grow inside are full of stem cells. This is one of the most abundant sources of stem cells, actually, and one of the best resources for making stem cell therapy possible. When you are born, you have a full arsenal of stem cells for your use. These cells play a key role in the healing process. They actually lie latent in your body until an injury occurs. Then, they receive instructions from your body to rush to the site of an injury to begin the healing process.
We mentioned that your stem cells rush to the site of an injury when one happens. With injuries, your body sends out nutrient-rich blood to an injured tissue or organ. Blood platelets follow your blood to the damaged site and begin to clot the area, creating a blockage to stop blood flow. That blockage will turn into a scab, and eventually a scar with the help of stem cells. Your body uses stem cells to patch an area that needs healing. These are neutral cells that have the ability to differentiate into any other type of cell. If you have a muscle injury, stem cells transform into muscle cells to patch up your body. This process happens all the time, without you even knowing.
You are born with the most stem cells you will have, or that come from your own body. Those cells are used as needed and can diminish in number over time. However, certain areas of your body do have some form of stem cell production. The bone marrow in your bones is where blood cells are made every day. Your body also has a small stem cell production in this area as well.
Hemopoietic stem cells reside in your bone marrow and produce cells needed for your blood and immune system function. In fact, when cancer patients receive stem cell transplants to their bone marrow (which are bone marrow transplants), their body can jumpstart their stem cell production once more in this area. So, not only can stem cells become other cells, but they can produce certain cells your body needs to live. However, for the most part, your stem cell production is small after you are born.
Did you know that the amount of stem cells you have diminishes over time? Think of your stem cell production as a type of supply-and-demand. When you are young, you have an abundance of stem cells. Many people know someone who seems to heal quickly from injuries, whereas someone with the same injury takes forever to heal. That person may simply have more stem cells genetically. The more stem cells a person has, the faster they can heal from injuries.
It is possible that your stem cell production continues at a steady rate throughout your life. However, studies show that for the majority of people, stem cell production slows down or the amount of stem cells available to you diminishes as you age. That is why it takes longer for older people to heal from injuries. Because stem cells can differentiate and become any other type of cell, we take that same concept to approach natural healing in patients. Through collecting regenerative stem cells from donors, we provide injectable doses of stem cells to patients in need to help patch up their own bodies after injury.
Because the amount of stem cells a person has diminishes over time, there has to be a way to replenish them for proper and quick healing. That is how stem cell therapy came to be. Our regenerative stem cell treatment is a breakthrough option for people suffering from inflammation, reduced mobility, sports injuries, tissue and ligament damage and more. How? Because we collect stem cells from donor sources and give them to patients struggling with these injuries. You can actually take donated stem cells and through an injectable solution, give them to a patient in need. This happens all the time for cancer patients who have bone marrow problems and need extra stem cells to accelerate growth in their bones.
Receiving donated stem cells makes it seem like your stem cell production never even slowed down. We receive these cells from adipose tissue collection, bone marrow collection and amniotic membrane allograft. Adipose tissue comes from removing a small amount of adipose tissue (fat) from just above the love handles. Bone marrow cells are taken from a patient’s pelvis, then placed in a centrifuge. The stem cells and growth factors are then extracted and used for treatment. Amniotic donations of stem cells come from mothers who have donated the placental tissue after delivering a child by c-section.
There are many sources of gathering stem cells to help another person’s stem cell production. If you struggle from chronic pain or chronic conditions that cause you to heal slowly, come try stem cell therapy! Call Stem Cell Centers at (877) 808-0016 to learn more about your stem cell production and how therapy can help boost your healing!