Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to repair dysfunctional or injured tissues in the body in order to prevent or treat diseases and other medical conditions. Normally, stem cells keep growing but don’t differentiate into specialized cells so researchers grow them in a lab and manipulate them to specialize into specific types of cells such as nerve cells, heart muscle cells, blood cells, and liver cells. Ideally, stem cells remain free of genetic defects that’s why it can be implanted into a person. In addition to this, transplanted stem cells can replace damage nerve cells in the spinal cord and in the brain, thus, stem cell therapy can have therapeutic benefits for stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological problems. Moreover, stem cells have the ability to produce insulin that could help treat diabetic and hypertensive persons. Also, stem cells can replace virtually any injured or diseased tissue or organ.
Normally, different types of stem cells are derived from different places in the body and have different functions. Without manipulation in the lab, tissue-specific stem cells can only produce cell types where they live. For example, neural stem cells will only regenerate brain cells while blood-forming stem cells will only regenerate blood cells. A neural stem cell won’t spontaneously produce a blood cell and vice versa. Another example is that, if a person has a liver disease, the liver cells could be injected only into the liver. Over time, the healthy transplanted liver cells can repair the defective liver. Thus, you need various cell types to treat a multitude of diseases.
Stem cells can change (or differentiate) into other cell types inside the body as needed. This is why they are considered a medical miracle with huge promise for disease treatments.
It is plausible that stem cells can have a significant impact in treating a range of medical conditions, including incurable diseases. Their potential is evident in the use of blood stem cells to treat leukemia and other blood-related diseases. In addition to this, stem cells are also commonly used to make tissue grafts to treat bone and skin diseases or injury. Important clinical trials involving stem cells and their potential therapeutic use in other diseases are underway and researchers continue to explore new avenues regarding its medicinal use. In theory, there’s no limit to the types of diseases that stem cell therapy can treat because researchers may be able to study all types of body cells via embryonic stem cells. Thus, they have the potential to make breakthroughs in any health condition. Any of these healing abilities of stem cells would have a significant impact on human health and stem cell therapy can one day be considered as the “modern elixir”.
Our stem cell procedures are performed in an accredited private hospital and are a safe and effective therapeutic option for a multitude of diseases and medical conditions. At multiple time points before, during and after the procedure, our highly trained and experienced healthcare providers routinely perform quality control checks such as strict aseptic technique, assessment for multiple resistant strains of bacteria, antibiotic cover and microbiological testing, and detailed patient assessment to ensure the highest level of safety of each procedure.