21 Sep Understanding Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Therapy
One of the natural healing agents of the body is the undifferentiated adult stem cells in different parts of our body. These cells can differentiate into different cell types to replace old and unhealthy cells. A rich source of stem cells in the human body is the bone marrow. In addition to other substances, our bone marrow contains a rich deposit of stem cells. When properly harvested and treated, these stem cells can be injected into ailing parts of the body to treat various illnesses and diseases.
The Bone Marrow?
Inside the compact structures of our bones lie spongy tissues. These spongy tissues are of two types. The red bone marrow helps the production of hematopoietic or blood cells. The yellow bone marrow allows the body to store fat to produce energy when needed. Most adult bones contain yellow bone marrow, surrounded by a small coating of red bone marrow.
Both types of bone marrow are very rich sources of stem cells that can differentiate into blood, bone, cartilage and fat cells. Different bones in our body, such as the hip, pelvic, upper arm, thigh, and shin bones, contain rich deposits of bone marrow.
Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells
The bone marrow contains Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC). HSCs can differentiate into all types of blood cells, spurring the production of white and red blood cells and platelets, the three main components of the blood. These substances perform important functions in the body, and a deficiency can be fatal.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can also be found in the bone marrow. While HSCs from other blood cells, mesenchymal stem cells give rise to the stromal cells that form the connective tissues, the framework of all organs. MSCs can spur the production of cartilage, fat bone, and muscles. Both types of bone marrow-derived stem cells are used in the regeneration of damaged or old cells.
Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells for Regenerative Procedures
Stem cell therapy is one of the most common regenerative procedures available currently. Many clinical studies have been performed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of stem cell therapy in the treatments of different neurologic, orthopedic, urologic, autoimmune, and ophthalmic conditions.
At first, researchers had been limited to embryonic stem cells, which raised many safety and ethical concerns. However, researchers soon discovered that the bone marrow contains a healthy dose of multipotent adult stem cells, which are just as effective as embryonic stem cells.
Since the discovery, thousands of patients have been treated with bone marrow-derived stem cells. The stem cells can be used to treat different diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and skeletal disorders. Researchers also found that stem cells can improve pancreatic functioning in patients with Type I and II diabetes. Stem cell therapy can also help patients with debilitating liver and kidney diseases avoid organ transplants.
The R3 Phoenix stem cell treatment centers offer the best bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy for the treatment of different medical conditions. If you have been seeking different treatments for your condition to no avail, or it is a new one that you want to treat immediately, our qualified stem cell doctors are prepared to help.