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What Are the Stem Cell Therapy Risks?

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Stem cell therapy provides so many obvious benefits that it is hard to really talk about potential stem cell therapy risks, but there are some to keep in mind. Your experienced medical provider will ensure that your stem cell therapy procedure is appropriate and safe for you, your needs and goals. During your free stem cell therapy he will discuss with you the importance of:  1) seeking therapy that is FDA-approved; 2) choosing a reliable, compatible stem cell source; and 3) understanding some of the unpredictability of stem cells.  Your safety and health is our number one priority.  We can help you discover if stem cell therapy is for you. Read on to learn more about some of the stem cell therapy risks.

Ensure that Your Stem Cell Therapy is an FDA-Approved Therapy

FDA regulates stem cells in the United States to ensure that they are safe and effective for their intended use.  Most of the stem cell therapy risks involve patients choosing medical providers that aren’t part of the regulated field of stem cell therapy and research.  Approved, safe, stem cell therapies go through a clinical trials process and receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is important to make sure that the treatment you receive is from a medical provider that is experienced in treatment and offering FDA-approved treatment. Exercise caution before undergoing treatment with a stem cell-based product in a country that—unlike the U.S.—may not require clinical studies designed to demonstrate that the product is safe and effective.  The FDA does not regulate stem cell treatments used solely in countries other than the United States and has little information about foreign clinics or their stem cell products.

The Source of the Stem Cells Being Used

Stem cell therapies differ in the source and type of stem cells being used during treatment. Some treatments use stem cells from your own body, from donors, from umbilical cord blood, and from amniotic fluid types of cells such as: skin, cartilage, cardiac tissue, nerves, muscle, and bone. Each of these sources poses different benefits and stem cell therapy risks.  During your free stem cell therapy consultation, ask your medical provider what therapy approach will work best for you and what the potential stem cell therapy risks you may face.

Why is the Source of the Stem Cell Important?

One real stem cell therapy risk is patient rejection.  Amniotic stem cell therapy is a preferred type of stem cell therapy because patient-rejection is extremely rare. Amniotic Stem Cells are “neutral” cells which have no DNA in them.  Everyone is a match and because there is no DNA, you cannot get something from the donor. Amniotic stem cell therapy has an edge over other forms of stem cell therapy because the cells come from an immunoprivileged site making patient-rejection extremely rare. The use of amniotic stem cells is well-researched, safe, and effective and has been incorporated in the treatment protocols of ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons for 20 years.  Stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), to help reduce the stem cell therapy risks.

Understanding Stem Cell Therapy Risks

Stem cell therapies, and the science and technology behind them, are still evolving which means that there are some stem cell therapy risks that exist with certain treatments. While the research to date shows extremely low likelihood that this could occur, it is possible that stem cells–that are put in areas where they are not performing the same biological function as they were when in their original location in the body–can respond in undesirable ways. Cells in a different environment may multiply, form tumors, or may leave the site you put them in and migrate somewhere else.

Is Stem Cell Therapy for You?

The best way for you to learn more about stem cell therapy, and find out if you are a candidate for treatment, is through a free consultation with a medical provider trained in this specialized field. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you will be to find long-term solutions for your health and wellness.

Are You a Candidate?

If chronic knee, back, hip, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis or other joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; regenerative stem cell therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Regenerative stem cell therapy may offer, long-term relief for people that are suffering from joint pain, arthritis, and neuropathy. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes with minimal pain. Contact us today to find out if regenerative medicine may be right for you.

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