Chronic disease affects nearly 60% of adults in the U.S. according to the CDC. Treatments can be expensive, ineffectual, and emotionally exhausting when you are dealing with an ongoing condition. Regenerative medicine may offer new hope to those coping with chronic illness.
Regenerative medicine utilizes stem cell therapy and other treatments to literally regenerate diseased or injured areas at the cellular level. People with the conditions listed below may find relief from pain and symptoms with the help of regenerative medicine.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to help reduce the type of inflammation that causes arthritis pain. It may also aid the repair of damaged joint cartilage by regenerating healthy new cells in the wounded area.
Special cells in the pancreas known as beta cells produce the insulin that is needed to manage blood sugar levels naturally. Stem cell therapy may be able to help patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes by producing the right amount of beta cells that are needed for normal function.
Fibromyalgia is caused by inflammation, and stem cells have been shown to be effective in reducing inflammatory responses. Regenerative medicine may offer hope for repairing and regenerating the damaged nerve cells that mistakenly send pain signals to fibromyalgia patients.
Patients who are recovering from heart attacks or heart failure may benefit from cardiac regeneration. Stem cell therapy can potentially encourage the repair of damaged cells and the regeneration of healthy new tissue to replace damaged tissue in the blood vessels and heart.
Stem cells have the remarkable ability to transform into other types of cells within the body. It may be possible to treat chronic and acute kidney disease and injury with regenerative medicine. The goal of kidney treatment is to introduce healthy new cells that will regenerate and replace injured or weakened kidney cells.
The treatment of neurological disease is one of the most exciting fields in regenerative medicine. Studies show that stem cells have the ability to travel directly to injured areas of the brain, potentially improving the health of brain cells. Stem cells may also control immune system activity, which is vital to the management of MS symptoms.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease may benefit from stem cell therapy that focuses on repairing nerve damage. Research shows promise that stem cells may be able to replace the dopamine-producing brain cells that become damaged due to Parkinson’s disease.
This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for TBI, also known as stem cells for traumatic brain injury. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.