Stem Cell Therapy

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Everybody is born different, some are born perfectly healthy and remain healthy for the rest of their lives, some are born with certain neuromuscular disorders, while some may develop degenerative disorders. Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) is the treatment of various disorders, non-serious to life threatening, by using stem cells. These stem cells can be procured from a lot of different sources and used to potentially treat more than 80 disorders, including neuromuscular and degenerative disorders.

Hematopoietic disorders (eg leukaemia, thallassemia, aplastic anemia, MDS, sickle cell anemia, storage disorders etc.) affect the bone marrow and manifest with various systemic complications. Stem cells from a donor (either from cord blood or bone marrow) are known to reconstitute the defective bone marrow and permanently overcome the disorder.

Degenerative disorders arise from degeneration or wear and tear of bone, cartilage, muscle, fat or any other tissue, cell or organ. This could occur due to a variety of reasons, but it’s normally the process known as aging, or ‘getting old’ that is the biggest cause. The disorders have a slow and insidious onset but once contracted, can be long-standing, pain-staking and lifelong. These disorders can affect any organ of the body. The common degenerative disorders are diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, chronic renal failure, congestive cardiac failure, myocardial infarction, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease etc.

Stem cells from Unconventional sources

At present, conventional treatment for many of these disorders aren’t very effective, however, stem cell therapy has been showing a lot of promising results all over the world. This is possible due to the amazing and unique features of stem cells. The treatment is safe, speedy and often completed within a day or two. Yet, the results are far better than the long and ineffective conventional therapies.

It is surprising to know that therapy using stem cells from various sources, including those from bone marrow and umbilical cord, has been successfully used to treat a number of life threatening diseases with good results, since 1988. Over the past few years, with increased research and development activities, a growing number of successful stem cell treatments have emerged. It has become one of the most exciting area of medicine, encompassing all areas of current medical science.

Treatable Diseases

Following are some of the disorders that could be addressed using stem cells:

 

Bone Marrow Disorders:

Aplastic anemia Lukemia Thalassemia MDS

Other Disorders:

ALS Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-Ageing Autism
Cancer Treatment (using Dendritic Cells) Cancer Treatment (using NK Cells) Cardiovascular Disorder Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Kidney Disorder Diabetes Erectile Dysfunction Hair Loss and Hair Transplant
Liver Cirrhosis Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy Osteoarthritis
Parkinson’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Spinal Cord Injury Stroke
Vitiligo
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