Stem cells have two distinct traits which make it fit for treatment or therapy for a wide range of conditions and diseases. The ability to create or renew new same kind cells is one characteristic. Also they can grow and become specialized cells that perform particular functions maybe in the bones, skin or muscle.
Presently, stem cells do not only treat diabetes, heart diseases, and neurodegenerative ailments but every year there are other conditions that are being recognized which can be treated using stem cells. There are clinical trials ongoing on the treatment of spinal cord injury, blindness, stroke using stem cells. This could, later on, result in a medical revolution.
Stem cells assist in forming a human in a womb starting with a zygote to the fetus. The only variance between normal cells and stem cells is that stem cells can replicate in enormous levels, they are young and quite an active group of cells. Stem cells are present in the cellular structure of all living organisms. With this we can imagine the importance of stem cells in our body. Stem cells are used in the most modern medical remedy.
For approximately 60 years now, bone-marrow transplant is the main stem cell therapy even it is a painful, prolonged and expensive procedure. In contrast, the blood stem cells obtained from the umbilical cord is cheap and safe and still usable for treatment.
Blood cells have displayed tremendous prospect of treating sicknesses of the immune system and the blood like the results we have seen in the thousand cases of children successfully treated of leukemia. The probability of tissue regeneration has resulted in treating diseases, injuries to bones, eye surface, and skin by implanting or grafting tissues.
While drugs dissolve in the body stem cells do not. Stem cells are living cells; this means they grow and react in random ways since they stay in the body of a patient. This means that stem cell therapy has to differ from one patient to the other. We must understand that stem cells are obtained from different parts of the body with the purpose of treating various conditions.
People planning to receive the stem cell treatment must be curious and must not fear the assurance proving that this treatment is effective and safe. A patient is at liberty to probe and find out if the cells being used for treatment are pure or mixed in the event stem cell treatment is the option. In fetal embryos or tissue, umbilical cord blood, bone fat or marrow, stem cells can be removed from every patient meaning each patient has their stem cells.