Stem cell treatments are on the verge of an array of breath-taking developments in regenerative biology and medicine. Patients now have access to a vast medical armory of treatments that are provided by alliances of cell biologists, geneticists, and clinicians.
In order to prepare our bodies for the future, we have to take measures now to prepare them like well-oiled machines. The time for patients and doctors to invest in this rapidly developing field is now, and storing adipose tissue is the very first step.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for the Body
What can stem cell therapy do for you?
Stem cell therapy can treat orthopedic injuries such as shoulder, hip, knee, neck, and back injuries. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones all work together to keep our bodies moving and functioning properly. When one part of the body is injured, broken, or compromised, the entire machine comes to a screeching halt.
Stem cells can repair and even replicate the function of the cells around them, rejuvenating and healing damaged tissues. Recently, a 2 1/2 year old girl was able to receive a bio-artificial trachea made from her own stem cells at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. “This is the page-turning in science,” Dr. Richard Pearl, surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Illinois, said on TODAY. “This like the first organ transplant. This is like penicillin.”
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for the Brain
When it comes to the brain, we tend to think of it as the CPU of the body. If a computer has a bad processor, the entire machine is reduced to tin cans and string. Stem cell therapies are looking promising for the treatment of a variety of neurological injuries and conditions so that the rest of the body can thrive and rely on the brain to be the proper processor that it was designed to be.
Parkinson’s Disease is one of these diseases. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder caused by neuron degeneration in the area of the brain that creates the neurotransmitter dopamine. As the disease progresses and the dopamine levels drop, problems like tremors, speech problems, and motor skill issues arise.
The common treatment of this disease is dopamine-mimicking drugs but these drugs don’t slow down the progression of the disease, they only mask the symptoms.
Senior author Dr. Tilo Kunath, of the Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, weighs in and says, “Current drugs for Parkinson’s alleviate symptoms of the condition. Modeling the disease in a dish with real Parkinson’s neurons enables us to test drugs that may halt or reverse the condition.”
Other neurological conditions such as cognitive impairments and damage from strokes are showing promising advances using stem cell therapies. Cardiac and pulmonary conditions are also being studied and treated with stem cells while showing positive scientific results.
Why Stem Cell Therapy May Be Right for You
The human body is a brilliant machine: efficient, resilient, and built for action. But the truth is that all of our bodies are susceptible to deterioration. This is not news, and it doesn’t have to be bad news… not when stem cell therapies exist.
The first step in preparing our bodies for the future, no matter what problems may come, is to store adipose tissue and Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs) for future use. Stem cell storage may someday help you protect yourself from degenerative or genetic diseases in the future where no other treatment is effective.
The possibilities are abundant and ever-growing. Store your fat and stem cells today because today is the youngest your stem cells will ever be. Tomorrow, you may have the key to opening the door to incredible opportunities in the world of regenerative medicine.
With a simple liposuction treatment, your adipose tissue and stem cells can be preserved indefinitely using cryopreservation. To find a provider near you, visit our “Locate a Physician” page here or call us today.
Blog post written by John DiFolco.