Stem cells have a unique, intrinsic property that attracts them to any inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation, and modulate the immune system, thus promoting better health and quality of life. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), for one, are able to migrate and seed specifically into damaged tissue sites, where they can differentiate into functional cells to replace damaged or diseased cells.
Stem cell therapy has been consistently developing as scientists and physicians study its uses for a wide range of conditions, diseases, and injuries.
The power of stem cell therapy
Treatment for diabetes
Stem cell therapy helps to reduce dependence on insulin injections for treating diabetes. Although stem cell therapy cannot cure diabetes, it can help improve the patient’s quality of life. It is possible to see improvements
in some of the disease-related complications like erratic blood sugar levels, frequent urination, fatigue, poor wound healing, etc.
Treatment for cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular diseases can deprive the heart tissue of oxygen, which causes the formation of scar tissue. This will then alter blood pressure or blood flow. Research has shown that stem cells from the adult bone marrow can differentiate into those required to repair the blood vessels and the heart.
Improvement of kidney function
MSCs regenerate into several different types of stem cells. These cells can be incorporated into the renal tubular cells and develop into mesangial cells. Moreover, these cells revitalise the kidney’s stem cells and support the survival of renal cells by discharging growth stimulants to initiate the natural recovery process and improve kidney function.
Treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
In treating illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s, it has been shown that transplanted adult stem cells can work in the formation of new brain neurons, cells, and synapses after brain injuries or cognitive degeneration. Stem cell transplantation is capable of restoring injured neuronal tissue via the replacement of the damaged cells via using directly differentiated cells or by protecting existing healthy neurons.
Treatment of orthopaedic conditions
Stem cell therapy has successfully been used for major orthopaedic procedures in terms of bone-joint injuries such as fracture-bone defects, osteoarthritis-cartilage defects, and spinal injuries. These conditions can be treated by injecting the MSCs into the affected area. The MSCs will then go through differentiation, thus contributing to the healing of skeletal muscles.
Danai Medi-Wellness offers Stem Cell Therapy where it aims to replace unhealthy cells with healthy cells to repair damaged knees, hips, and joints, or even treat diseases.