What Is Stem Cells Treatment And What Are Its BenefitsJuly 31, 2020
What is Stem Cell Treatment? Is it effective? Will it work on me? These are common questions that people always have in mind when advised to consider Stem Cell Treatment to resolve their illness. They start by being skeptical.
Let’s answer these concerns one at a time. First things first, Stem Cell treatment is a type of regenerative medicine that is naturally made from our own body to repair damaged cells. Stem cells are used to regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. This treatment is beneficial for a variety of medical conditions. Autoimmune diseases, orthopedic conditions, and traumatic injuries have benefitted a lot from Stem Cell treatments.
Though, we must never get confused between a cure and treatment. These are two very different things. Stem Cell treatments allow the body to heal itself, enough to ease the symptoms of the given conditions for long periods. Hence, this can substantially increase the quality of life for a person or patient. This is, of course, due to the effectiveness of this treatment.
Stem cells can be obtained from the umbilical cord tissue, umbilical cord blood, placental tissue, bone marrow, or fat tissue. These can be administered via IV Stem Cell Therapy, directly into the spinal canal, site injections into the problem areas like the knee, hips, or hands.
It has been studied and explored that stem cells can be used for various diseases; for example, the Mesenchymal Stem Cells have been used over the past few years. This has been through Mesenchymal stem cells that influence tissue repair via paracrine effects, which means the cell signaling to change the behavior of the existing cells or direct cell-to-cell contact. Stems cells are beneficial, and it has a unique property that can heal inflammation in the body. It has been proven as well that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues.
The two ultimate characteristics of stem cells are that they can perpetually be self-renewed and differentiate into a specialized adult cell type. How are they differentiated? Simple, this is part of the process of stem cells maturing into new kinds of cells. This is the most critical aspect of stem cell treatment, as this is the kind of cells required by the body to heal.
Stem cells are also able to multiply into identical copies of themselves. Take, for instance, for a neurological injury, cells administered during treatment could be turned into nerve cells, then replicated to multiply itself to more nerve cells on its own exponentially. This ability to reproduce quickly can increase the effectiveness of stem cell treatments over time.
However, we must also remember that stem cells can decrease numbers and their effectiveness as we age. Take, for instance, a person’s stem cells in her twenties is not of high quality as the brand new cells found in the umbilical cord tissue. The effectiveness of the stem cells is related to how old the producer is.
The ideal cells to be used for treatment procedures are the placental and umbilical cord stems. These stem cells originate from these two delicate areas and have both healing and growth factors that are not found in other stem cells. Therefore the result is optimal for the patient who is receiving them. Though the placental stem cell is produced low in quantity, they are more about quality. On the other hand, the umbilical cords are the most wanted of any stem cells and are used together with the placental stem cells to optimize both native qualities to reach optimal results.
Having said that, let’s check out the newly found success in helping both men go through low levels of testosterone and women going through menopause. This is none other than the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). The hormones are man-made and are plant-based, which is customized to each patient. This is done after the patient’s blood and urine is tested. This is to find out what exactly should be in their therapeutic hormone injections. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can increase the patient’s hormone levels and replace the existing hormones that their body is not manufacturing any longer. This also helps soften the effects of the low production of hormones.
Aside from those, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has also been useful in treating insulin resistance, adrenal and thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Since these are man-made, plant-based hormones and are chemically identical to the human produce, and they come in different forms of pills, patches, creams, gels, and injections.
Certified pharmacies have made some bioidentical hormones, which are known as Compounded Bioidentical Hormones. This process involves combined ingredients or is intentionally done by the pharmacy according to a doctor’s order to meet the needs of an individual. Some of these forms are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. However, for the custom-compounded bioidentical hormones, these are still underway for approval as there are still studies being done for these.
Now, let’s look at the differences between Traditional and Bioidentical Hormones (Man-Made Cells) and their effectiveness. Bioidentical hormones are relatively different from Traditional. The former is a form of identical chemically made cells that are produced from plant estrogens. In contrast, hormones from traditional hormone replacement therapy are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been proven effective for people whose age and hormone levels drop. This is mainly for women who are facing the premenopausal or menopausal stage. This treatment can improve the hot flashes, mood swings, memory loss, night sweats, weight gain, sleep issues, loss of interest in sex, or even worse pain during sex. Another few benefits of going through this treatment are that it can help reduce diabetes risk, tooth loss, and cataracts. Some studies have proven its effectiveness in the form of improving skin thickness, hydration, elasticity, and reduce wrinkles. To top that off, even cancer patients whose estrogen levels have been affected have experienced an improvement in their general well being and quality of life after undergoing bioidentical hormone treatment. The cancer patients found relief from migraines, incontinence, low libido, and insomnia.
In conclusion, stem cell treatment has indeed been proven to be effective. However, it is constantly reminded that a trained doctor should be the one performing the procedure. Consulting your doctor about which form of treatment is best for you and your lifestyle is extremely important. Once a patient goes through stem cell treatment or bioidentical hormone replacement treatment, the body will be monitored regularly, and the body response will need to be evaluated accordingly. The health condition of a patient or a person is vital for bioidentical hormone replacement treatment, especially. This is because, for the compounded hormones, they are designed according to a person’s needs.
At Utah Stem Cells, we advocate ethical medical practice and a healthy lifestyle. Innovative medical solutions are available everywhere around the world. Still, it is also crucial to do your research and consult your nearest certified doctor to understand the treatment for your body better. Along with that, timing is very important. To come through effective treatment, one must be mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially prepared. These treatments come with a price that is up for consideration but would be worth it if they were successful. That is why it is imperative first to weigh the options, do your research, and consult an expert. After all, one should always invest in a life that is worth living for.