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5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Joint Pain & Heart Disease

In recent decades, clinical research has been showing more and more benefits which stem cell therapy provides. There are many promising things about stem cell therapy and other similar prolotherapy treatments like PRP. They enable patients chronic pain and difficult-to-heal injuries to find relief, without risky reconstructive surgeries or medications.

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What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a treatment method which uses stem cells from the patient to aid in repairing damaged tissue and repair injuries. It’s a really simple outpatient procedure which is performed pretty quickly through injections. Stem cell therapy for knees has shown really promising results with majority of the patients achieving significant pain relief. The following are five benefits of stem cell therapy:

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Treats Orthopedic Injuries

The most cutting-edge orthopedic practices use the type of stem cells called Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Research has shown that MSCs are able to differentiate and form new orthopedic tissues that make up bones, muscle, ligaments and adipose tissue, cartilage and tendons. Orthopedic care studies, like those used for cartilage replacement, soft-tissue repair and bone repair, found that injections of stem cells: heal stubborn injuries, improve functionality, reduce chronic pain, and return patients to regular routine within a week.

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Can Be Used to Treat Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases could starve the heart tissue of oxygen and induce scar tissue to form which changes blood pressure/blood flow. Stem cells extracted from adult bone marrow can distinguish those needed to repair blood vessels and the heart, due to the secretion of multiple growth factors.

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Helps Heal Wounds and Incisions

Stem cell treatments have shown an ability to stimulate hair growth after loss or incisions, improve collagen production, improve the growth of healthy new skin tissue, and help replace scar tissue with newly formed healthy tissue. One of the ways in which stem cells help to heal wounds is by increasing collagen concentrations in the skin which tightens and strengthens the damaged area.

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Treats Neurodegenerative Diseases

Stem cell therapy is also helpful in treating diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke recovery all show that adult stem cells may be used to form new brain cells, synapses, and neurons after a cognitive degeneration or brain injuries. Finding from research conducted in Sweden show that stem cells can improve synaptic circuits, optimize functional recovery, slow down disease progression, provide relief from degeneration symptoms, and more.

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Might Help Overcome “Immune Rejection” Disorders

The term immune rejection is use to describe damage to healthy cells and tissue in people with inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders. For example, those suffering from type 1 diabetes, their own immune system destroys insulin that’s normally produced by cells of the pancreas. Certain adult stem cells have show a capability to differentiate and produce needed cells, like insulin producing cells that may eventually be used for people with diabetes.