Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that can be differentiated into specialized cell types, in other words they are blank cells that can be used for many things. There are 2 common sources for these cells, embryos and adult tissue. Adult cells exist throughout the body and are found in diverse types of tissue. They have been found in bone marrow, brain tissue, blood, skeletal muscles, skin tissue and more. Adult cells can divide or renew indefinitely, meaning they are infinite sources. Embryonic cells are derived from 4 or 5-day old human embryo in the blastocyst phase of development. These are usually extras that have been created during in vitro fertilization, since only one is implanted into the woman.
Stem cells can be useful in many ways, for example they are great when used as cell-based therapies. Stem cells offer a viable source of replacement cells when treating diseases and injury and can potentially reduce the mortality rate of people who are in line for organ transplants. These cells also have the potential to reverse diseases, using certain types of cells we can replace degenerated ones caused by and causing diseases such as genetic defects, heart attacks, Parkinson’s disease and more. Burn victims can also benefit from stem cells, these cells can be used to produce new and healthy tissue to replace what was lost.
Are you thinking about regenerative medicine using stem cells for yourself or someone you know? If so, you should schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the procedure, costs and your options. Here at American Regenerative Clinic we care about our patients and strive to administer only the highest possible quality of care, from facials to lip and eye treatments and so much more. To learn more about regenerative medicine using stem cells and the rest of our services give us a call at (248) 876-4242.