13 Aug Stem Cells for Inflammation and Pain Relief
Inflammation is the big culprit behind many diseases. Chronic inflammation can cause long-term medical problems that damage cells and organs. Thankfully, stem cells have an impressive ability to reduce inflammation. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have demonstrated that they can help patients suffering from pain and inflammation.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are extremely powerful cells that can differentiate into many forms of cells in the body,> this means they can turn into different types of cells, such as cartilage, bone, and fat. This allows them to be used in treating various illnesses, diseases, and conditions.
How can MSCs help?
- MS – One condition where MSCs can help is Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective covering of nerves causing both physical and cognitive decline, with symptoms, like pain, and impaired coordination.There is no cure, but stem cells may be able to reduce the severity of the disease to a great extent. Stem cells make the immune response change from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory.
- Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect your joints, and other body parts, like the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. The role of T cells is significant in this condition. MSCs can change the behavior of T cells, improve recovery, reduce inflammation, and assist in tissue repair.