Stem Cell Therapy
STEM CELL THERAPY (REGENERATIVE MEDICINE)
A stem cell is essentially a “blank” cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell; i.e. a hair stem cell can give a heart muscle cell or a nerve cell.
Microscopic in size, stem cells can be used to replace or even heal damaged tissues, as well as cells in the body.
Stem Cells treatment is the most advanced application of Functional and Regenerative Medicine. We use the patient’s stem cells to repair injured or degenerated tissues in various parts of the body, as required.
When there is a lesion or trauma at any point in the body, stem cells are “called” through appropriate neurochemical mechanisms and they begin to move and accumulate at the site of the lesion. Once they arrive at that point, the process of their transformation into cells of the destroyed tissue begins, and thus achieving regeneration of the area.
The pluripotent stem cells of our body can be transformed, when needed, in any type of cell. They can become muscle, skin, ligaments, or cartilage cells, or any type of cell needed to restore the damage. Stem Cells obey the laws of homeostasis, have intelligence and know what they need in order to create tissue with great accuracy. Moreover, they can identify any tissue that may be harmful to the body and have the ability to remove it.
They can serve as a built-in repair system for the human body, replenishing other cells as long as a person is still alive.
Embryonic stem cells have great “plasticity”, i.e. ability to differentiate in each type of tissue.
Adult stem cells can also be differentiated in each cell.
Adult stem cells are a “natural” solution. They naturally exist in our bodies, and they provide a natural repair mechanism for many tissues of our bodies. They belong in the microenvironment of an adult body, while embryonic stem cells belong in the microenvironment of the early embryo.
Adult stem cells have already been successfully used in human therapies for many years.
The therapies that have been used include: cancer, heart failure, hepatic failure and cirrhosis, renal failure, neurological diseases (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease), blood, orthopedic, ophthalmologic and autoimmune diseases (Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Behcet Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Myasthenia, Sjogren Syndrome, Scleroderma, Alopecia Areata).
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