Regenerative medicine is a relatively new domain and represents the process of creating a viable and functional tissue from cellular regeneration, as well as replacement of tissues or organs affected by various factors such as age, illness, some lesions or congenital defects. These can be achieved through cell therapy (stem cells). If your body just needs a realignment, it’s best to see a chiropractor downtown Denver area for a quick relief of aches and pain, if that is in effective, looking deeper into the regeneration of tissue may be necessary.
It is a new approach to the classic version of treating the symptoms and thus it is important to highlight the distinction between “repairing” and “regenerating”. Regeneration restores the structure and normal function of an organ, while repair in is an adaptation to the loss of normal organ mass and the synthesis of a scar tissue.
Regenerative medicine strategies are:
- tissue engineering and biomaterials
- stem cell therapy
- medical devices and artificial organs, their combination resulting in increased healing process or taking over the function of a permanently damaged organ
Most human tissues have their own regenerative, recovery capacity after they have been affected, for example, the skin or the liver are organs with great regenerative potential after various lesions or diseases. Generally, however, regeneration capacity in mammals is self-limited, with differences between tissues and organs.
Therapeutic remedies available for treating diseases have been limited, despite the significant development of medicine over the last decades. For example: if the heart valve does not work well, it is replaced with another valve, most likely taken from a swine. In regenerative medicine, however, besides treating the cause of the disease, the patient`s stem cells are used to recreate a healthy valve, which brings increased comfort; the patient will no longer has to go through other possible surgeries or associated therapies to ensure compatibility and proper functionality of the tissue.
The positive results of research and applications with stem cells prevailed from the blood and umbilical cord tissue have been the motivation for conducting more and more clinical trials and target other serious illnesses. Researchers and scientists believe that regenerative medicine is the future, and many centers already aim at treating diseases such as:
- Cerebral paralysis caused by hypoxia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Recovery of the nervous system after injury to the spinal cord
- Genetic therapies for congenital disorders
- Cardiac disease and blood vessel repair
- Restoring and improve vision and hearing
- Recovery of brain injuries caused by vascular-cerebral injuries
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Is regenerative medicine an option for your?
It is important to know that in order to benefit as much as possible from the latest discoveries and advances in regenerative medicine, it is essential that stem cells be prevailed at birth, to ensure the storage of the youngest and healthiest cells that a person can have. If their processing is successful, it is all the more possible for a person to be successfully treated, in the future, from some diseases that right now are incurable; this treatment is expected to be possible to be administered during several decades, depending on some variables. All this can be possible with the quick and simple procedure of collecting stem cells, performed at birth.