Using stem cells in medicine and dentistry has a significant potential influence. In addition to laying the groundwork for new treatments, stem cell research will offer novel insights into the underlying causes of many diseases.
However, unreliable suppliers provide stem cell products that are untested and unregulated. Therefore, before you contemplate any therapy, be cautious of possibly risky treatments and verify the materials.
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- Benefits Of Stem Cells
- Be Cautious Of The Risks!
Benefits Of Stem Cells
At Advanced Spine and Pain, researchers use the latest cutting-edge techniques to ensure that our patients can live pain-free. For example, stem cell therapies could cure illnesses or ailments without many available treatments.
Given below are the three most important benefits of stem cells that you must not ignore:
To Treat Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. This is because the heart and blood vessels are the most important organs in our body, and we need to take care of them well. But we can’t do that if we don’t know what is wrong with them.
Stem cells have been proven to be a breakthrough in treating cardiovascular diseases. Stem cells are a type of cell that can turn into any other kind of cell in our body. For instance, they can transform themselves into heart, skin, or muscle cells.
The study on stem cells for cardiovascular disease was funded by the American Heart Association and published in the May 2014 Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB) and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (UBMS), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), performed this study.
In this study, researchers implanted human umbilical cord blood stem cells into mice without a circulation system (injections). These mice were bred with diseased animals to create a model system for studying various diseases (such as atherosclerosis, diabetic nephropathy, etc). Researchers then injected these diseased animals with human umbilical cords.
To Treat Neurogenerative Diseases
Stem cells can cure neurogenerative diseases. For example, stem cell treatments are very effective for Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. It is caused by the death of brain cells that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential for movement and balance. The loss of dopamine causes tremors, muscle rigidity and difficulty walking.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that damages the myelin sheath surrounding the spinal cord and brain nerves is an autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation of the axons, which are long fibres that carry nerve impulses from one neuron to another. This damage leads to damage to neurons and demyelination of these damaged axons. ALS is also an autoimmune disease where immune cells attack motor neurons (nerve cells). In this case, motor function is gradually lost due to motor neuron death.
To Treat Orthopaedic Issues
Stem cells are cells that can differentiate into many different types of tissue. They are used to treat conditions ranging from bone marrow failure to spinal cord injury and have been shown to help heal bone fractures, ligament injuries, and even heart attacks.
Stem cells have been used to treat orthopaedic conditions for several years. Still, they are only now becoming available on a wider scale thanks to recent advances in genetic research. These include:
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). This is a genetic disorder that causes bones to be fragile and brittle. It affects over one million people worldwide and affects children more often than adults. OI can affect the limbs or skeleton, causing painful bones that break easily.
Muscular dystrophy, similar to osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy affects the muscles and causes them to weaken over time; it is also more common in children than adults.
People with this condition develop progressive weakness of their muscles which eventually leads to a total inability to walk or move; some patients may require wheelchairs due to severe muscle wastage or have multiple surgeries as they age.
Be Cautious Of The Risks!
Stem cell therapy is a sort of stem cell treatment that employs stem cells to aid in healing the body’s damaged cells. It has taken a while for the process to progress. However, some of the problems arising from this therapy are still being resolved. In addition, it needs to be clarified how much our genetic makeup influences our health or what illnesses can be treated using stem cells. There are dangers that stem cell treatment might result in blood poisoning, which, if unchecked, can be fatal. To prevent this issue, doctors must use caution while administering any injection.