IBD and Ulcerative Colitis are difficult digestive conditions that can cause a number of unwanted symptoms. These symptoms can impair quality of life and make it difficult for patients to live comfortably.
While the currently established solution for ulcerative colitis is surgical, research is beginning to suggest that stem cell therapy may be a useful form of treatment.
Ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are both terms that describe diseases that affect the digestive tract. Patients need to be sure not to confuse IBD with IBS, which stands for irritable bowel syndrome.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. Other forms of IBD include Crohn’s disease. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is known to cause inflammation in the digestive tract. One of the main differences is that ulcerative colitis also leads to the development of ulcers.
Symptoms tend to grow worse over time and can culminate in nausea, vomiting, bloody stool, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. Patients may also experience weight loss, nutritional deficiency, and mental health problems like anxiety.
Irritable bowel syndrome has no known cause, though it can present similar symptoms to IBD. IBD, on the other hand, has a known cause and can be treated surgically. Ulcerative colitis can be caused by infections, loss of blood supply, and other chronic diseases.
Recent research has begun to prove the usefulness of stem cell therapy. Stem cells are known to be highly effective at helping to fight inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative colitis.
As of 2019, there were 15 studies done on the use of stem cells for specifically treating ulcerative colitis in both animals (8 studies) and humans (7 studies). All of the studies seemed to indicate that the subjects experienced much greater healing and decreased symptoms when using stem cell therapy.
One study observed the use of a certain type of stem cells, known as mesenchymal cells, for managing the condition. Mesenchymal cells are known to be highly effective at fighting inflammation. They can also be useful for helping to bring about the healing of damaged tissue.
Another study, again observing the use of MSCs, recognized that these cells help to promote the regeneration of various tissues. By helping to replace damaged cells and by stimulating the body’s own self-healing capacity, MSCs can help to regulate the immune system and improve the symptoms of IBD.
When implanted into human patients, mesenchymal cells are able to help reduce the discomfort of inflammation. This frees up bodily resources and allows for the repair of damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy has shown promise for the treatment of IBD including ulcerative colitis. Most of the people who have received treatment with stem cell therapy have reported a significant improvement in the quality of their life.
Both humans and animals treated with stem cells showed an improvement in the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. This is a promising venture and, as more research is done, stem cell therapy becomes increasingly recognized as an important treatment for inflammatory conditions like IBD.
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