09 Aug Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease
One of the urologic disorders that stem cell therapy treats is polycystic kidney disease, a hereditary condition characterized by the development of cysts in the kidney. These cysts hamper normal kidney function and result in a number of painful and life-threatening symptoms, including bloody urine, urinary tract infection, hypertension, and kidney failure.
Apart from being life-threatening, PKD is a painful and highly debilitating condition. If not detected at an early stage, the cysts in one or both kidneys will continue to grow until they grow larger than the organs themselves. The kidneys are vital organs in the body as a result of their roles as waste filters. When they are unable to perform their functions properly because of the presence of these large fluid-filled sacs, so many other body functions and activities will be affected.
What is adipose-derived stem cell therapy?
Adipose-derived stem cell therapy is a regenerative procedure that requires minimal invasion into the body, unlike traditional treatments of PKD. Fat derived stem cell therapy involves the collection of adult stem cells from fat tissues in the body. Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cell types that can divide and differentiate into other cell types. After harvesting the allogeneic or autologous stem cells, scientists reprogram them to form different cell types and inject them into the affected area of the body.
Allogeneic stem cells are donor cells, while autologous stem cells are harvested from the patient themselves with no risk of rejection.
Is adipose-derived stem cell therapy a painful procedure?
Compared to traditional methods of treating PKD, such as radiation and transplant, adipose-derived stem cell therapy is not a painful procedure. Patients can decide to use their own stem cells. A qualified medical professional will extract the stem cells from fat deposits through liposuction. If a patient wishes to use donor cells, there will be no need for liposuction. As soon as a match is found and the stem cells have been harvested and reprogrammed, a medical professional will inject the stem cells into the affected area. An ultrasound will be used throughout the process to ensure everything remains simple and safe.
How does adipose-derived stem cell therapy help patients with polycystic kidney disease?
Adult stem cells are very potent healing agents available in the body naturally. When there is damage in an organ, the body uses these cells to develop other cell types that recreate the damaged tissue. ADSC therapy does the same thing, but with reprogrammed cells and directly in the affected area. As soon as the reprogrammed cells enter the renal artery, they begin to repair the damage. ADSC therapy can repair kidney cells and delay the deterioration of the organs.
Adipose stem cell therapy Chicago
The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute centers provide proven fat derived stem cell treatment for urologic disorders such as polycystic kidney disease. A professional team of regenerative medicine experts have years of experience in the field and have thousands of other patients get their life back from debilitating and excruciating conditions. If you or a loved one is suffering from PKD, please book an appointment today to finally say goodbye to the pain.