Stem Cell Treatment – DNA Advanced Pain Treatment Center

Overview Of Stem Cell Treatments

The body is comprised of a multitude of tissues and organs that grow from a cluster of stem cells early in development. Stem cells have the ability to develop into any type of cell in the body early in life. In an embryo they begin as an un-programed cell before developing into specialized cells that form the bones, muscles, skin, and organs. At this point they are referred to as pluripotent stem cells. Stem cells differ from other cells in the body as they have the ability to renew themselves. Therefore, stem cells can repair and replace tissues within the human body.

With advancements in medicine, researchers have found that stems cells can be used to successfully treat injury and disease as they help to stimulate healing in the body.

Bone marrow transplants are the most common type of stem cell therapy and have been routinely used for the past 40 years to treat various blood disorders, as well as certain cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Researchers are continually finding new ways to use stem cells to rebuild damaged tissues in the body, including the eyes, pancreas, and brain among others.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants from bone marrow, peripheral blood, and umbilical cord are approved by the FDA to treat various blood-based cancers (i.e. multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia) as well as other blood disorders (i.e. anemia, thalassemia, and severe combined immune deficiency). There are currently thousands of clinical trials investigating ways to improve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, how to combine it with other therapies, and which stem cell sources produce optimal results.

The Canadian Stem Cell Foundation reports that while the following conditions currently have no stem cell therapy that has FDA approval, there are many trials in the preliminary stages of testing currently underway by researchers around the world.

Despite the promising results that are being found in preliminary studies, there are many questions surrounding the safe application of stem cell therapy and further research is needed to identify potential risks associated with this therapy.

There are various risks associated with a stem cell transplant, some which are possibly fatal, including graft-versus-hot disease, stem cell failure, infection, organ damage, cataracts, new cancer, and infertility.

The risk of complications can depend on various factors including the type of disease, the type of transplant, the age of the patient, and the general health of the patient.

If you would like to learn more about stem cell treatment, please review the links to the literature below. Additionally, if you think that stem cell treatment may be a treatment option for your condition, speak to your doctor. They can address any further questions or concerns that you may have and discuss any possible risks associated with this procedure, which will help you to make an informed decision about your healthcare.

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