Stem Cell Treatment 2017-11-21T23:54:38+00:00

Understanding Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell treatments are used to treat various conditions that affect the knees, the shoulders and even the back. The treatment has helped many people overcome insufferable pain. To date, several tests are being carried out to ascertain the use of stem cell treatment to heal more diseases. So what exactly is meant by stem cell?

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Definition of Stem Cell

Stem cells are defined as cells that can be regenerated into any kind of cells. This is the reason why stem cell treatment is done on a range of diseases or conditions. If you have an injury to your knees that causes pain, the stem cells treatment is conducted to regenerate the tissues that were worn out and then healing the portion. Note that the stem cells are the only human body cells that have the capability of regenerating into other cells. The stem cell treatment will target healing of conditions that affect muscles, bones, the cartilages and other related illnesses due to the self-morphing potential that they have.

Stem cells are mostly concentrated in the bone marrow, umbilical cod, body fat reserve, dental pulp and actually a host of other tissues types. To extract the stem cells, a painless process is conducted on the patient’s body itself. A required amount of stem cells is extracted, and then it is put through a number of preparation procedures. The procedures will depend on the nature of stem cell treatment to be carried out and also the physician. Once the solution is ready for use, it will be injected back into the patient’s affected area. This is the stem cell treatment procedure, and therefore there is not much pain.

The advantage of this procedure is that the results will be felt almost immediately after the injection. After the stem cell treatment has been conducted, the patient is free to leave and continue with his activities. Therefore there is minimal downtime once it is administered. This is one of the reasons why this treatment method is preferred than the traditional surgery procedures.

Types of Stem Cells

There are diverse types of stem cells, and they all have different abilities. Therefore, they vary in what they can do and what they cannot do. Therefore, the researchers have been conducting research on all types of stem cells which includes the following.

After a human egg has been fertilised, a blastocyst is formed which is mainly a hollow ball of cells in the human body. This is usually after three to six days. Subjected to normal development, the cells inside this ball give rise to more specialised cells that will lead to the rise of the entire human body. If the normal development is altered and scientist draws this ball, they will grow it in laboratory conditions forming embryonic stem cells. These cells can give rise to any cell and hence referred to as pluripotent stem cells.

These are adult or somatic stem cells and are more specialised than the embryonic stem cells. An example is the hematopoietic stem cell. Some tissues and organs have a special stem cell specific to the organ or tissue.

Stem cell treatment has attracted a number of studies. These are aimed at finding out the diseases that they can be used to treat.

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