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5 Illnesses Stem Cells Could Make A Thing of the Past

Posted by RegenerVate on 30 October 2018
5 Illnesses Stem Cells Could Make A Thing of the Past

Regenerative medicine has been making rounds for the past few decades, and it's here to stay! With continuous development in medical knowledge and technology, stem cell treatment might just be the solution for these conditions, curing them once and for all!

 Parkinson's Disease

While the underlying cause of Parkinson's disease is not known, scientists are already using stem cells in treatment methods.

Stem cells are used to grow nerve cells which produce dopamine and which patients lack. Treating Parkinson's disease might be possible by replacing the deficient nerve cells with new healthy ones.

The stem cells can take place of the damaged neurons, improving symptoms such as tremors, shaking and freezing. Studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells used in this procedure can survive for many years, making this method an effective form of treatment.

Diabetes

People who have type 1 diabetes have their pancreatic cells responsible for producing insulin killed off by their immune systems.  

Clinical trials have proven that injecting mesenchymal stem cells into patients can help considerably.  Not only do they repair beta cells, they can also transform the immune system by inhibiting the responses attacking the pancreatic beta cells.

One of the biggest obstacles for islet transplantation currently is the lack of donors. Through stem cell treatment, all complications regarding finding donors, tissue rejection and other side effects can be avoided, making it the ideal solution.

Heart disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but stem cell treatment may just change that. Ongoing research continues to show that by injecting specialized stem cells into the heart, the damaged heart muscle can be regenerated. While there is still a long way to go, stem cell treatment for cardiac disease might become the ideal choice of treatment in the future due to its effectiveness seen in experiments.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus might be a possibility with mesenchymal stem cells in the future. These particular stem cells can differentiate into cartilage and bone, helping the regeneration of damaged tissue.

Since mesenchymal stem cells aren't detected by the body's immune system, they can be an extremely useful form of treatment. Although the long-term results of mesenchymal stem cell treatment remain uncertain, current research has shown that the patients experienced a significant difference in the inflamed regions.

 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage in joints deteriorates. There is no way to bring back the cartilage, but stem cells can change that.

Stem cell treatment allows regeneration of the cartilage tissue. Moreover, it also improves the immune system, making it easier for the damaged area to recover. By using an individual's own cells, rejections are avoided. Injecting them back after carefully centrifuging them has shown significant improvement in patients' health, highlighting the procedure's effectiveness.

Get in touch with our highly skilled staff at RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy located in Toronto, Thornhill, Cambridge and Richmond, ON, and get that joint pain and damaged muscle treated with our regenerative injections!

Author: RegenerVate
Tags: Treatment Options Stem Cell Research

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