11 Apr Effectiveness of Different Stem Cells
Patients facing several degenerative illnesses can now benefit from a variety of stem cell treatments. To determine the best approach, it is important to understand the role of stem cells and their sources, and how they differ.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are multipotent cells that can transform into many other cell types. Stem cells are naturally present in human body, at all stages of development.
In medicine, stem cells can be used to repair and replace tissue that has been damaged by illness, trauma or simple aging.
Where do stem cells come from?
- Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic stem cells are derived from human embryos only a few days old, usually donated by IVF patients with informed consent. Embryonic stem cells are extremely potent, because there are pre-programmed to develop into all the cells necessary to create a complete human body.
However, numerous drawbacks in their use have been discovered, including tumor development. Embryonic cells need to be cultured which is an expensive and time-consuming process.
- Placental and Cord Blood Stem Cells
These stem cells are harvested from the umbilical cords and placentas when a baby is born. However, patients receiving stem cells from placental or cord blood will need to be a ‘match’ for the donor, as if they were receiving an organ transplant.
- Live Cell Therapy
Live Cell Therapy refers to deriving stem cells from animals by removing animal markers from the cells. This approach is not completely safe to use on humans because there are numerous diseases, that are transmissible between animals and humans.
- Blood Stem Cells
Blood stem cells are also known as hematopoietic stem cells. These are found in the patient’s own blood and bone marrow and can differentiate into various cells, and may be used to treat immune, blood and circulatory disorders, without any compatibility issues.
- Adipose Stem Cells
Adipose or fat derived stem cells are derived from the patient’s own fat tissues, using minimally invasive liposuction. The adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) can differentiate into a wide range of tissues, including bone, cartilage, nerves and muscle. These are mature stem cells, so there’s no risk of the chaotic replication, sometimes associated with embryonic cells. ADSCs simply remain dormant until they reach tissues that need repair and regeneration.
Leading stem cell institutes, such as Regenerative Stem Cell Institute in Chicago, treat many degenerative conditions with Stromal Vascular Fraction – an extract from the patient’s own fat. It contains those versatile, user-friendly adipose-derived stem cells, along with an array of other beneficial cells, blood stem cells, and supportive growth factors. To learn more about fat derived stem cell therapy and stromal vascular fraction, call the leading Chicago stem cell treatment center, The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute at 855-340-7836 Now. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute specializes in the use of adipose (fat) derived stem cells to advance successful outcomes and quality care in the area of regenerative medicine.