16 Jul The Fight against Urologic Conditions
Stem cells can be used to help people recover from degenerative and inflammatory illnesses. One of the risks of using stem cells not derived from the patient’s own body is rejection. Therefore, the safest type of stem cells is those harvested from the patient’s own body. Different types of stem cells can be harvested from the patient’s own body, which allows for treatment of a variety of different ailments, including urologic conditions. One of the benefits of harvesting from the patient’s own body is that there is less of a chance of infection, and the patient does not risk his or her body rejecting the cells. Most stem cell harvesting and injection procedures take about three hours and begin working almost immediately. This means a person who has been suffering for years without relief, may walk out of the office, after a stem cell therapy procedure with significantly less pain and a better overall quality of life.
One of the body systems that can be healed with stem cell therapy is the urologic system. The urologic system is complicated. Therefore, there are many things that can go wrong. Research recently showed that adipose-derived stem cells can be beneficial for problems in the urologic tract. Adipose-derived stem cells are preferred over bone marrow stem cells because they contain up to ten times more stem cells. The more stem cells a patient is able to receive, the better improvement he or she will see.
Stem cell therapy has shown to be effective for polycystic kidney disease. This disease causes cysts to form on the kidneys and can be fatal. Researchers found that stem cells were able to aid in the treatment of this disease because they allow new cells to form which help with kidney repair, thus slowing the process of kidney degeneration.
Interstitial cystitis is a more common disease that causes lots of pain in the bladder. Fortunately, mesenchymal cells have shown to be effective in treating interstitial cystitis. They do this by repairing nerves, blood vessels, and urinary tract tissues. Researchers at TRSCI found that stem cells could effectively repair smooth muscle in the bladder in as little as three months.
Stem cell therapy has also shown to be effective in treating Peyronies Disease. Some patients with this disease are candidates for receiving shock wave therapy in addition to stem cell therapy. The shock wave therapy helps to speed up the healing created by stem cells. In addition, some males suffer from stress incontinence. Stem cell therapies are being used to treat male patients who have not benefitted from surgery.
Many urologic studies with stem cells have been done on animals such as mice. These studies have led researchers to believe that stem cells are a very viable treatment for aiding in the healing of human urologic issues. Urologic issues can greatly decrease quality of life for patients. The use of stem cells to treat these problems that cannot be solved with surgery looks very promising. People who are interested in learning more about the use of stem cells to treat urologic problems can find more information and contact TRSCI on their website.