By Dr Pravin Patel Vijay Patel , General Physician
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells in our body which have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell; a red (flood cell, or a brain
Types of stem cells
Embryonic stem cells. These stem cells come from embryos that are three to five days old. At this stage, an embryo is celled a blastocyst and has about 1S9 cola
These are pluripotent stem cells, meaning they can divide into more stem cells or can become any type of cell in the body. This versatility allows embryonic stem cells to be used to regenerate or repair, disease tissue and organs, although their use in people has been to date limited to eye-related disorders such as nuclear degeneration.
- Adult stem cells. These stem cells are found in small numbers in most adult tissues., such as bone marrow or fat.
- Perinatal stern cells. Researchers have discovered stern cells in amniotic fluid in addition to umbilical cord blood stem cells. These stem cells also have the ability to change into specialized cells.
What is stem cell therapy (regenerative medicine), and how does it work?
Stem cell therapy, also known, as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, cells are stern dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells. Stem cells are grown in a lab. , manipulated to specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells; blood cells or nerve cells, kidney cells, liver cells etc.
The specialized cells can then be implanted into a person.
Researchers have already shown that adult bone marrow cells guided to be.corne heart-like cells can repair heart tissue in people, and more research is ongoing.
Because stem cells can become bone, muscle, cartilage and other specialized types of cells, they have the potential to treat many diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer, knee pain, back pain, arthritis, kidney dysfunction, liver cirrhosis, heart problems and other chronic diseases. Eventually, they (may also be used to regenerate organs, reducing the need for organ transplants and related surgeries.
What diseases can be treated with stem cells?
- Diabetes type 1 and type 2
- Knee and joint replacement without surgery.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
- Heart Conditions
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Angina and Coronary Artery Disease
- Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- Sport Injuries and Rotator Cuff Tears
- Natural Joint Reconstruction for Hips and Knees
- Allergies and Sinitus
- Parkinson Alziemer
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Prostate Disorders
- Lung Disorders
- Chronic Hepatitis
- Memory Loss
- Colitus, Irritable Bowels, Crohn’s Disease
- Headaches and Migraines