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With stem cell science and research, there is never a dull moment. The past few years have seen some remarkable progress with disease treatments for Macular Degeneration, Parkinson’s disease, heart failure, accelerated healing times and more. Consider some of these amazing achievements that have been made recently with stem cell therapy and see what a treatment can do for you!

 

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are a type of cell that you have in your body. Every person has stem cells, but they are more commonly found in embryos (during “the blastocyst phase of embryological development”) or in adult tissue. When you are injured, your body immediately goes to work to repair the damaged tissue. This may be bone, ligament, muscle, tendon, or any type of tissue in your body. You have specialized cells that take part in the healing process and stem cells are one of those cells.

 

In an adult, stem cells are found in places such as the brain, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, the liver, skin, and skeletal muscle. Your body repairs itself with cells and rebuilds what was damaged or lost. The goal of stem cell therapy is to use healthy stem cells to replace or activate your body’s own stem cells at the injured site. When you have damaged tissue in your body, the damaged tissue lets off signals to attract your body’s own stem cells.

 

The number of stem cells you have diminish as you age, which is the reason why stem cell therapy exists. We take stem cells from areas of your body (such as your bone marrow) and inject an ample amount of those cells into your damaged tissues. We are so interested in stem cells because they are the only cell in your body that can turn into a different type of cell. If you need a muscle repaired, the stem cells turn into cells to build muscle. The same goes for your tendons, bones, organs in your body and more. Our stem cell therapy seeks to regenerate your damaged tissues quicker and increase your body’s healing potential and ability.

 

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Success Stories with Stem Cell Therapy

There are many patients who have seen amazing results from stem cell therapy. See some of the success stories below and visit the “News” section of our website for more!

 

  1. A woman in her 80s has become the first person to be successfully treated with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. A slither of laboratory-made retinal cells has protected her eyesight, fighting her age-related macular degeneration—a common form of progressive blindness. Her vision didn’t improve, but it has remained stable. It hasn’t grown worse since treatment. With stem cell therapy, the patient feels her vision is “brighter” than before. “This first iPSC-derived retinal graft is an important landmark in the field of retinal regeneration,” says James Bainbridge at University College London. Bainbridge is the head of a trial at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London of similar grafts made instead from human embryonic stem cells.
  2. Finding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease: Monkeys with a Parkinson’s-like disease have been successfully treated with stem cells that improved their movement for up to two years after transplant. Similar trials are now being prepared for people. Parkinson’s disease destroys dopamine-producing cells in the brain, leading to tremors and difficulty moving. An estimated 7-10 million people in the world have Parkinson’s disease.
  3. Stem Cells Enhance Healing tells of an undergraduate biomedical engineering team at Hopkins that has devised medical sutures containing stem cells which speed up healing when stitched in (HopkinsMedicine.Org).
  4. A New Path for Cardiac Stem Cells tells of how a patient’s own heart stem cells were used to repair his heart after a heart attack.
  5. A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells. She is the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment as reported by USA Today.

 

Natural Healing for You

There are countless examples of success stories patients have had with stem cell therapy. Many people turn to surgeries and extensive procedures to try to find remedies for diseases and ailments. However, you can find success through natural treatments such as stem cell therapy. Your body knows best how to repair itself, so why not let it by using your own stem cells? If you would like to know more about regenerative medicine and how stem cells can help you heal today, call Stem Cell Centers at (877) 808-0016!