What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy, supporting the regeneration of sickly, dysfunctional or injured tissues is a most natural and personalized treatment therapy with own (autologous) or third party (allogeneic) stem cells. Those stem cells are gathered for therapeutic use mainly from bone marrow, adipose tissues, umbilical cord and cord blood.
What are prospective benefits of stem cell therapy?
Stem cells have countless benefits over conventional treatment methods. Here, we highlight the most distinguished benefits:
- Possibility to decelerate progression and even reverse sicknesses.
- Accelerates healing.
- Lessens pain.
- Improves functionality.
- Improves health aging
- Treat burns and wounds.
- Abridged over-dependence on conventional medicine.
- Better drug testing.
Where do stem cells originate from?
Our partner clinics do use autologous stem cells from Bone Marrow and Adipose Tissue as well as expanded Mesenchymal stem cells from Umbilical Cord Tissue.
How do stem cells work?
Stem cells are cells, accomplished of regeneration and differentiation into a catholic array of specialized cell types. This competence is known as plasticity. After stem cells are inoculated, they follow inflammatory signals from impaired tissues to overhaul those impaired regions.
How stem cells are harvested?
Adipose tissue and Bone marrow are a copious source of Mesenchymal stem cells and gathering from the patient are made under light local anesthesia. These techniques can be done in an out-patient basis as they are minimally invasive.In clinics where we can use expanded mesenchymal stem cells, we make use of mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cords. Those stem cells are expanded up to passage 2 only in our partner Cryopreservation and Biotech Company in India. The donors sign an agreement form, fill in a detailed questionnaire and give a blood sample. The donor´s blood and the cord blood undergo broad testing for HIV, STD’s, hepatitis, etc. before approved and processed. Each batch comes with an analytical report, imitating the high-quality standard of the product and the process.
Can drinking or smoking affect the stem cell treatments?
Cigarette smoking as well as alcohol consumption can influence the strength and regenerative competence of new stem cells. At least sometime before and during the treatment, it is exceedingly recommended that patients do not smoke or drink.
Remarks: Individuals who have alcohol difficulties are not accepted in our clinics, as the success might be deeply negatively inclined.
Can a dental treatment influence a stem cell treatment?
In anecdotal reviews, we have noticed that a dental treatment, where the wound is still open or not completely cured, can have a negative impact on a stem cell treatment.
Remarks: Our clinics accept a patient for stem cell treatments only, if any dental process has been finished for at least 3 to 4 weeks.
Stem cells and cancer?
As per present Knowledge, cancer is not instigated by Adult mesenchymal stem cells. Information that cancer had been triggered by stem cells is perhaps related to the use of embryonic cells, but not Adult Mesenchymal Cells. This type of tumor is acknowledged as teratomas and considered to be a rare serious adverse event. The possible reason might derive from using experimental embryonic cells, but is unlikely as a reason from adult stem cells.
How is sterility in the processing of the stem cells controlled?
Clinics are using a specific “closed system” technology, which supports that the cells never come into contact with the environment during the whole process from removal to deployment. Sterile method and oral antibiotics are also used to prevent potential infection.
How many inoculations are needed to have a treatment success?
Maximum patients, particularly those with orthopedic conditions, necessitate only one deployment. Some, particularly degenerative conditions, specifically, autoimmune sicknesses, might need numerous stem cell deployments. The number and requirement of any supplementary treatments have to be decided on a case by case foundation. In such a situation, financial consideration is often provided by several clinics.
Are there any side-effects?
Largely speaking, in addition to the preliminary pain at the injection site, the patient will not experience any discomposure. Less than 10% of (typically lumbar puncture) patients have developed a minor fever, headache, nausea or vomiting. However, these side-effects have never lasted more than three days and generally resolve within 24 hours. No long-term negative side-effects have been reported by the patients.