Stem cells are often viewed as being the next advancement in medicine. Stem cells not only have the potential to replace damaged or defective cells but could also rescue and repair them. Stem cells, particularly from umbilical cord blood, are used to treat numerous blood-related diseases. There have been many studies on these types of stem cells. Unfortunately, there are several ethical and scientific issues surrounding not only the usage of umbilical cord stem cells but also embryonic and fetal stem cells as well. We focus on the benefits of using stem cells from the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
Location for Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
According the Journal of Perinatal Education, Umbilical cord blood has more than 10 times the about of stem cells compared to adult bone marrow. Cord blood, which was once thought of as a waste product, is being saved. Today, umbilical cord blood banks are extremely popular, and parents are using these types of places of save the umbilical cord blood so that their child can be able to use it in the future. Cord blood stem cells are younger and more flexible compared to adult stem cells and when they are preserved, this process keeps the cells from aging and being exposed to diseases that can disrupt their benefits.
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How Does It Work?
The blood that remains in the human umbilical cord and placenta after birth provides doctors with an abundant source of hematopoietic progenitor cells (stem cells), the cells that help make all other types of blood cells. Current research proves that blood from an umbilical cord can also be used as a source for stem cells. Other potential sources of stem cells include:
- Amniotic membrane: the innermost lining of the human placenta that is normally discarded after birth. According to the Journal of Cell Science and Therapy, amniotic stem cells (ASCs) can develop into many different types of tissues such as skin, cartilage, cardiac, nerves, muscle, and bone.
- Placental cells: Tissue from the placenta contains abundant amount of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and MSC-like cells. These cells are being studied to be able to help with conditions such as Crohn’s disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and diabetic foot ulcer. In the coming years, these stem cells have the potential to treat untreatable diseases. (rephrase)
What Conditions Does PRP Therapy Help
There is a wide range of conditions that umbilical cord stem cells can potentially help. At Arizona Stem Cell Therapy Clinic by Align Medical in Surprise, we strive to provide our patients with the latest and most innovative treatments available. We utilize the power of regenerative medicine therapy to potentially help repair:
- Tissue injuries
- Bone injuries
- Knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Cystic fibrosis
- Meniscus tears
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Liver Cirrhosis