Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cells are the templates of the body. These templates have basic cellular components and the ability to both self-generate more cells and then to change, or differentiate, into many other types of cells in the body. Medical science is now experimenting with stem cells to address many conditions affecting the health of humans. Cures are expected when new, differentiated stem cells can replace damaged or diseased cells in the body.
Stem Cell therapies have been provided for many brain-related problems like autism, cerebral palsy, macular degeneration, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke recovery, and others. In addition, stem cell therapies have seen some success in the treatment of Diabetes Type I. In the area of orthopedics, bone and ligaments have been regrown to address the need for knee replacements without prosthetics. In the cardiac area, stem cells have been differentiated to replace damaged muscle tissue in the heart after a heart attack. In the future, scientists believe they will be able to regrow entire organs from differentiated stem cells and then replace the damaged or dysfunctional organ in the patient, without the need for immunosuppressive drugs.
The future of this science is quite exciting, however, currently only a few treatments have been shown to be effective on a consistent basis from patient to patient. Anyone who considers this type of therapy should talk with their doctor and do extensive research on the claims made by the clinics. At New World Medical Tourism, we have examined the clinics in Central America and found that the general claims made appear to be factual and that they (unlike other clinics) do not make unsubstantiated claims on what is possible with the treatments. We are happy to help anyone who is considering stem cell therapy with educational material from a variety of sources.