What Is Personalized Stem Cell Therapy?
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the field of medicine where biology, engineering and health sciences, among others meet and to develop the processes through research how the body can replace, repair, reprogram or renew its own organs, tissue or cells.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem Cells are the base cells for every organ and tissue in our bodies. We have stem cells for different purposes all over our body to regenerate tissue as we grow, for example: skin. If we cut and start bleeding, stem cells will differentiate into skin cells that will go to work into repairing that cut. As we grow older, these stem cells stop working as effectively as they once did, and this causes the body to need help to function properly.
There are two types of stem cells, and we use both for our protocol depending on the patient’s condition:
Allogeneic stem cells: they come from another person (relative or a complete stranger) and the important thing is that the donor's immune system markers are closely matched to yours.
Autologous stem cells: They come from your own blood or bone marrow.
What is personalized stem cell therapy?
Personalized stem cell therapy means that the treatment that a patient will receive a personalized protocol for him, depending on variables that make their case unique such as condition, general health, nutrition, age, lifestyle, among others. Meaning that although there could be two patients with the same condition, that doesn’t mean that they should receive the same medical protocol.
Why are variables important to consider for stem cell therapy?
Let’s take nutrition, for example. Nutrition is an essential part of any therapy of regenerative medicine, especially in stem cell therapy, since the cells require certain nutrients to be strengthened and able to perform their functions. Nutrition focused on therapy, considers each patient's disease to find the nutrients to support for each specific situation, maintain cell health, get the necessary energy to function and maintain its structure in optimal conditions, using food and supplements to complement. The difference of adequate general nutrition is that it focuses on maintaining an adequate balance in quantity of each nutrient for proper cellular functioning, that there is no excess in any of them, or a harmful interaction that can create an imbalance in cellular behavior damaging their ability to absorb and use them.
So variables that make your case unique are worth taking a proper medical examination to attend you and your condition with stem cell therapy.
Personalized stem cell therapy is important in the regenerative medicine field because as previously mentioned regenerative medicine is all about the reconstruction of your own tissue and cells, and as your body is going to do all the work with the help of stem cells a personalized therapy will attend the singularities of your condition and health.
The effectiveness of this therapy only can be possible by the manipulation of stem cells to attend the damaged areas. This is not a legal procedure in the US and Canada as it only approved to use stem cells in a kinda “in and out” procedure where the medical staff takes out the patient’s stem cells and insert them right back into the body without checking if the number of stem cells is enough for the diseases being treated and without making sure the stem cells are functional.
Luckily, as medicine is a worldwide science, many countries recognize the impact stem cells can make in their health system, so some innovative procedures such as personalized stem cell therapy are approved and regulated.
We encourage you to do your research on stem cell therapy and make sure you are getting the therapy you need.
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