Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body to repair our internal systems, such as muscle cells, red blood cells or brain cells. Thanks to that special trait of them, stem cells therapy have tremendous promise to help us understand and treat ranges of diseases, injuries and other health-related conditions.
Here we will discuss these 5 things you need to know about stem cells treatments in hope of guiding you to your better and healthier well being.
1) Understanding stem cells
One of the many stem cells used in treatments all over the world is the Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). It is the stem cells therapy StemfinityCord Malaysia focus more on. Having the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types during early life and development, this trait of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) allow them to serve as internal repair systems. They can regenerate diseased or damaged cells in bone, skin and corneal (eye), by grafting or implanting them after proper manipulation from scientists on the stem cells. From then on the healing process will take place relying on the stem cells.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reside in body’s organs, tissues, blood and immune system. Wharton Jelly of the umbilical cord has been found to be rich in MSCs and it tends to have the most primitive stromal population in the human body.
2) Safe and effective
The first clinical trials of MSCs were completed in 1995 when a group of 15 patients were injected with cultured MSCs to test the safety of the stem cells treatment. Since then, over 200 clinical trials have been started. However, most are still in the safety stage of testing in regards to chronic diseases such as cancer.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are expanded into greater numbers at the laboratory under the restricted and recognised guidelines. These guidelines include the process of immunophenotyping, endotoxin testing that is compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), a regulation on the quality of cell therapy.
2) No serious side effects
With stem cells therapy you can expect little or no side effects. Some may feel a warm flush in the cheeks or lower body parts, which goes away after a few minutes. As with any IV therapy, there may be mild irritation or numbness at the site of infusion. Do note that it is not a medicinal (drug) treatment, so patients are spared of pharmaceutical side effects or addiction.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) having the unique immunomodulatory function. This allows them to be accepted into the patient’s body as the immune system won't recognise them as foreign. Therefore MSCs won’t be rejected, making allogeneic (transplant into a different person) transplantation very well tolerated.
3) Promote overall health
Over the lifespan of an individual, the regenerative power of tissues and organs declines as we age. The number of stem cells reduces due to environmental factors, among others, mental depression and malnutrition. This, in turn, causes tissues to deteriorate thus limiting the functionality of different parts of the body.
Stem cells therapy, widely known as the regenerative medicine, works wonders. They are beneficial in terms of enhancement of immune system, prevention of diseases, better organ health and even anti-aging process. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy patients have responded that they have improved libido, better memory, less bone and joint pain, not to mention firmer skin, darker hair and steady improvement in terms of physical and mental endurance.
4) The treatment process is important
It should be evident that you need to be fully briefed on every aspect of the stem cell therapy process before undergoing it. Examples of MSCs related FAQ to ask before undergoing a stem cells therapy:
- From where will the stem cells be taken?
- How will they be stored and processed?
- How and when will they be introduced into the body?
It is important to make sure that the Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) used in the therapy are compliant with GMP. Better yet if they are obtained from patented lab approved in U.S.
These five things you need to know about stem cell treatments should help to guide you into making an informed decision about your future stem cell therapy. Do understand that stem cell treatments ARE designed to minimise harm and maximise effectiveness.