Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that tries to restore damaged cells in the body. Depending on the patient’s demands, mesenchymal stem cell therapy can be administered systemically via IV or locally to specific areas.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that works by lowering inflammation and modifying the immune system to help the body repair damaged cells. As a result of this phenomena, stem cell therapy is now a realistic treatment option for a wide range of medical diseases.
Stem cell therapies have been studied for Crohn’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, COPD, Parkinson’s, ALS, stroke recovery, and other autoimmune, inflammatory, neurological, orthopedic, and traumatic ailments. While stem cell therapy cannot guarantee a cure for these diseases, the idea is to allow the body to mend itself sufficiently enough to keep the symptoms of the diseases at bay for a long time. In many circumstances, this effect can improve patients’ quality of life while also delaying disease development.
Where do stem cells come from?
Stem cells can come from a variety of places. Adipose (fat tissue), umbilical cord tissue, placental tissue, umbilical cord blood, and bone marrow are all examples.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Mesenchymal stem cells affect positive change in the body by using their self-renewal, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, signaling, and differentiation characteristics. MSCs can also self-renew by dividing and growing into a variety of specialized cell types found in a certain tissue or organ. Adult stem cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells, pose no ethical difficulties because they are not derived from embryonic tissue.
Stem cells target inflammation
The therapeutic benefits of stem cells as a potential therapy for a range of disorders have been extensively investigated, and the number of clinical trials using Mesenchymal Stem Cells has grown significantly in recent years. Stem cells have an innate characteristic that draws them to areas of the body where inflammation is present. Stem cells have been proven in studies to restore damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation, and modify the immune system, all of which contribute to improved health and quality of life. Mesenchymal stem cells do this via influencing tissue repair through paracrine effects (cell signaling that causes existing cells to change their behavior) or direct cell-to-cell contact.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the body’s raw materials, the cells that give rise to all other cells with specific tasks. Adult stem cells with self-renewal, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, signaling, and differentiation capabilities are known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
The ability of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to divide and develop into various specialized cell types existing in a single tissue or organ is known as self-renewal capacity. Adipose tissue (fat), bone marrow, umbilical cord tissue, blood, liver, tooth pulp, and skin are all sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Due to their self-renewable, differentiation, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory capabilities, MSCs are frequently used in the treatment of a variety of illnesses. In-vitro (lab-based) and in-vivo (in a living organism) studies have aided in the knowledge of the mechanics, safety, and efficacy of MSC therapy in clinical settings. The two distinguishing properties of a stem cell are constant self-renewal and the potential to differentiate into a specific adult cell type.