Treating chronic diseases using Stem Cells Therapy is considered as one of the most effective forms of treatment and is now globally practiced.
Stem Cells are defined by their purpose and extraction mechanism but they remain their original trait of regenerating and regrowing into new tissues or correcting defective ones.
This type of therapy reduces the risk of invasive surgeries, reduces pain and has least side effects thereby enhancing the patient’s recovery speed.
Extracting Stem Cells
When the Stem Cells are extracted from patient’s own bone marrow or adipose tissue it is known as Autologous Cell Therapy and when given from a healthy donor from a Stem Cell bank, it is known as Allogeneic Cell Therapy. Choosing an appropriate Cell Therapy depends on the individual’s medical state and the urgency of acquiring the Stem Cells. In emergency cases, Allogeneic Stem Cells off the shelf would serve the purpose since it takes time to extract and harvest the patient’s own Stem Cells in the process of Autologous Cell Therapy. For Autologous Therapies, the Stem Cells are extracted in one single batch from the patient itself. Allogeneic Therapies are manufactured in large batches to treat thousands of patients, therefore they have to pass numerous quality controls prior to real usage.
Is it Safe to Extract Stem Cells from Patients in a Critical Condition or with Weakened Immunity?
Studies show that patients with pre-existing inflammatory diseases or aged patients have lower Stem Cell quality than that of a healthy donor. This inhibits Stem Cells to function at their fullest potential, thereby reducing the competency level of each treatment.
Stem Cells and Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition which affects the central nervous system and occurs when the insulating sheath (myelin) that covers the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord is damaged, disrupting the communication between the brain and body. This results in physical and mental problems like anxiety, blurred or loss vision, loss of body coordination and sensation depending on the location of affected nerve fibres. It is considered as an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. As a result, using the patient’s own Stem Cells during Stem Cell Treatment must involve strict procedures of cell purification. Doctors need to transfuse healthy Stem Cells into patient’s bloodstream to reform a healthy immune system.
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H/T: Multiple Sclerosis News Today