Stemtexx Stem Cell Therapy
Normal cells in the body are specialised. We have neurons in the brain, red blood cells in our blood and cells that make up our muscles and bones. All these cells carry the same DNA, and are thus entirely unique to you. What makes these cells different from any other person’s is your genetic code – a biological sequence that causes certain genes to be turned either on or off. While every cell in your body carries the same DNA, different cells have a different gene expression. This means that the genes expressed in red blood cells, for example, are different to those expressed in a lung cell, even though they contain the exact same DNA sequence. A lung cell will always be a lung cell – it cannot suddenly change to a red blood cell.
Stem cells are different. They are unspecialised cells, meaning that they can transform into any type of specialised cell (for instance, a lung cell or a red blood cell) through a process called differentiation. This property of stem cells has rendered their use in medical treatment a very exciting and promising prospect.
Stem cell treatment primarily uses unspecialised cells to help heal injured or degenerated joints. The human body undergoes this process naturally already, constantly replacing older, damaged cells with newer ones. However, our bodies have limits, and once a tissue is injured, the degenerative process exceeds the regenerative process. This imbalance results in structures becoming weaker, painful and less functional.
Stem cell therapy uses the basic building blocks of human tissue to overcome biological limits and help repair, rebuild and rejuvenate damaged tissue. The procedure is performed by injecting or administering a patient’s ‘activated’ stem cells via IV drip.
In patients with damaged joints or soft tissue structures, such as knees, hips, wrists, shoulders, ankles, ligaments and elbows, injecting stem cells stimulates the body to replace and repair damaged tissue. Stem cells used for this type of treatment typically come from three sources; adipose, peripheral blood, and bone marrow. As the body keeps a steady supply of stem cells available to aid repair and rejuvenation processes, they are relatively easy to extract.
Results from previous stem cell treatments, as well as numerous studies performed by doctors and scientists alike, clearly establish the benefits of using stem cell therapy to facilitate the repair of damaged cartilage and bone tissue. These benefits include a decreased amount of inflammation, the healing of damaged cells, and the prevention of further deterioration by promoting active tissue regeneration.
Patients suffering severe and chronic conditions are the biggest beneficiaries of stem cell treatment, and can often regain an increased quality of life after undergoing treatment. Debilitating injuries, such as neck and spine injuries, ligament tears, rotator cuff tears, meniscal tears, tennis elbow, as well as degenerative diseases such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, are all able to be treated with stem cell therapy, resulting in decreased levels of pain and improved performance.
Even patients with severe conditions such as osteoarthritis, which is a joint disease characterised by a permanent breakdown of cartilage and subsequent stiffness and pain, can be helped with stem cell therapy. While there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy has emerged as an efficient method for mitigating the rigour of symptoms. For many patients suffering from chronic and degenerative diseases, stem cell therapy represents a new hope.