Like most other medical treatments, stem cell therapy began as just a theory. However, with more scientific advances and medical research, this theory has become a reality. This therapy is effective for treating a variety of conditions and relieving a range of health issues that were before largely incurable.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Considered a form of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy shares the goal of this branch of medicine. Regenerative medicine focuses on restoring organ and/or tissue function in patients who have endured serious injuries or chronic diseases. The medicine enables healing even when the body’s normal response is insufficient to restore functional tissue.
As such, stem cell therapy has become a vital treatment option. Essentially, stem cells are “blank” cells, much like clay, that can be modeled or molded into the necessary form. The therapy process uses living cells to create living, functional tissue that can be used to regenerate and repair tissue as well as organs in the body.
The stem cells have the ability to move to the damaged areas and repopulate new cells. The process essentially functions as a repair and renewal process that restores function to the body.
Health Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
With such therapeutic benefits, stem cell therapy has a wide range of applications. The cells have the ability to repair such tissues as that found in the brain, bone marrow, blood, muscles, skin, teeth, heart, gut, and liver.
Such therapy has been used to treat a wide range of specific conditions. Stem cell therapy is capable of treating a variety of cardiovascular disorders, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. The process is also able to repair issues related to osteoporosis, severe burns, and spinal cord injuries.
Up until now, there was little that doctors or medicine could do to treat a wide range of degenerative and chronic diseases and conditions. Research has opened the doors to regenerative medicine, however, and ushered in such treatments as stem cell therapy. Capable of treating a host of extensive conditions, stem cell therapy is a particularly effective treatment option that can not only relieve but also eliminate a number of conditions.