The use of Embryonic Stem Cells has undoubtedly had its fair share of controversy, however, now, with the increasing use of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells to treat illnesses, patients are able to gain great qualities of life.
As the medical world continues to make great strides in advancements, patients who suffer from various serious illnesses equally continue to find hope. The use of stem cells is one of such advancements, it is a phenomenon that has been tried, tested and one that continues to see impressive and actual results.
Some of the illnesses that are successfully being treated by the Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells include: Sickle Cell Anaemia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction and Arthritis.
Adult Stem Cell Therapy Research
Two studies conducted in 2014 and 2015 have shown that the use of Adult Stem Cell Therapy can greatly reduce complications or even stop the progression of the diseases by providing stem cells to the needed areas. This reduces the need for surgeries for many of these patients.
In regards to Diabetes, treatment for the illness has been a focal point for medical research for many years. Consequently, some studies and clinical trials conducted have shown that Adult Adipose (fat) Stem Cell Transplantation can lower and regulate sugar levels resulting in reducing or eliminating the amount of medication or insulin that patients need to take.
In a recently conducted clinical trial, some of the patients achieved insulin independence that remained stable for a median time of 29 months, and another patient for 43 months ongoing. In fact, all the patients studied showed substantial improvement in their dependence on insulin and overall Diabetic condition.
The Use of Adult Stem Cells
Adult Stem Cell Therapy is also being used to treat major neurological illnesses such as ALS, Ataxia and Multiple Sclerosis. The results for these have been promising and patients around the world have been impressed by the treatment they received.
Adult stem cells, and tissues derived from them, are currently believed less likely to initiate rejection after transplantation. This is because a patient’s own cells could be expanded in culture, coaxed into assuming a specific cell type (differentiation) and then reintroduced into the patient. The use of Adult stem cells and tissues derived from the patient’s own adult stem cells would mean that the cells are less likely to be rejected by the immune system. This represents a significant advantage, as immune rejection can be circumvented only by continuous administration of immunosuppressive drugs, and the drugs themselves may cause deleterious side effects.
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H/T The Guardian