- by Bangalore Baptist Hospital
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- Nov 24 2017
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cell is a new treatment method that is being preferred by people across the globe over conventional methods. Stem cells play an important role in regeneration of degenerated disorders.
Stem cells have certain integral properties which have a logical application in the healing process in many degenerative disorders that have affected mankind for ages.
- Homing: they have the ability to reach the site of injury
- Plasticity: the cells can transform into the parent tissue or organ
- Engraftment: stem cells also have the ability to integrate with the parent tissue or organ appropriately
These properties help in effective treatment of the damaged organ or tissue through SCT.
People might be born with or develop certain neuromuscular or degenerative disorders which can be treated using stem cells. Certain diseases like leukaemia and anemia affect the bone marrow and cause further complications. Degenerative disorders are cause due to wear and tear and are a generally a result of old age like osteoarthritis and diabetes. Parkinson’s, stroke and Alzheimer’s are some other diseases that are lifelong and painful.
Stem cells can be obtained from cord blood or bone marrow of a donor. Authorised therapy centres can help you obtain stem cells after a complete check and understanding the problems and causes behind them.
Stem cell treatment
For most of these disorders, the conventional treatment methods aren’t very successful but SCT has shown promising results world over. The procedure is safe and quite quick compared to conventional methods. This method has been used to successfully treat and reduce the symptoms of an array of life threatening diseases. Constant research and development activities are happening in this field and the numbers of successful treatment methods are only increasing.
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