By Dr. Jason Weigner
According to medical researchers, stem cell therapy is nothing less than a miracle cure. Stem cell therapy is believed to have the ability to cure multiple diseases and conditions. It is a potential agent in reducing the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. This method of therapy has made it possible for medical experts to replace tissues that have been diseased or damaged in the human body. The most notable highlight in this treatment is that there is no risk of your body rejecting the treatment.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells play a crucial role in the development of organisms. One of their properties is that they are non-specialized cells, meaning that stem cells are not attached to a particular organ or body part. This leads to the most interesting property of stem cells, which is their ability to create specialized cells. These specialized cells include blood cells, brain cells, tissue cells or muscle cells. Stem cells are present throughout the body. While some stem cells have the ability to create other cells, others can only replace or repair tissues or cells that have been damaged.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cell therapy requires new healthy cells to be introduced into affected tissues in order for the disease, disorder or injury to be treated. Stem cells can renew themselves, as well as produce a generation of new cells that possess the ability to multiply further. One example is the replacement of neural cells found in the brain and the spinal cord by healthy stem cells. These cells create brain and spinal cord cells, with the new cells possessing the ability to multiply. All of these regenerative cells can then repair any damage in the injured or diseased cell area. The possibilities are nearly limitless for medical advancement in stem cell therapy, as the stem cells can grow into almost any type of cell and therefore regenerate and repair damaged areas.
Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer Treatment and More
Stem cell therapy has also found a very useful application in the treatment of cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy often destroy cells. These cells can now be replaced by stem cells that effectively adapt to the area that has been affected. Some areas where this therapy works well are the brain, lungs, heart, liver and essentially almost every other area on the human body. Besides cancer treatment, the stem cell therapy can be carried out to replace any kind of dead cell with healthy new cells. This is all due thanks to the fact that stem cells are highly flexible. Due to the potential of stem cells, research and investment is being poured into expanding the field of regenerative stem cell therapy.
The Scope for Stem Cell Therapy
Research in the field of stem cell therapy can produce life-saving results. A wide variety of medical issues can be solved through this breakthrough development. In fact, stem cell therapy could perhaps provide the cure to some diseases that cannot otherwise be treated. Such medical conditions include Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, injuries to the spinal cord and serious birth defects.