STEM CELLS 101
What are stem cells, you ask? Simply put, they are the building blocks of the human body, blank canvases that can transform into any type of cell in the human body (and we’ve got 220 different ones). The process of the cells transforming from blank slates into specialized cells is called differentiation. Stem cells have the unique ability to divide and make an indefinite number of copies of themselves that keep renewing while other cells in our bodies can only do that a limited number of times before they start to break down. Which is why they are at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Stem cells are our bodies power brokers, and the intensity of their power is being discovered daily.
THE STUFF MEDICAL JOURNALS ARE MADE OF
As with most things “medical”, the simple is really quite complex. Stem cells, as with most things scientific, come with their own jargon and extensive exploration, especially as there are different types; adult, pluripotent, embryonic, induced pluripotent, mesenchymal…not anything to get across in a paragraph or two. Or anything you’d actually want to be quizzed on if we did spell it out here. Just know, it’s all incredibly amazing.
HELP ON THE HORIZON
So we’ve got all these amazing stem cells, but what is stem cell therapy? Stem cell therapy is a natural treatment that replaces the body’s dysfunctional or diseased tissues with stem cells because of their renewing properties and the ability to develop into any type of tissue. The healing abilities of stem cell therapy is being researched worldwide as therapy for people who suffer from diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries
- Liver cirrhosis
- Vision and hearing loss
- Severe burns
- Even baldness and problems with teeth
The list goes on.
OSTEOARTHRITIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SUCH A PAIN
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is caused by cartilage deterioration that leads to chronic or acute pain, swelling, stiffness and lack of mobility. Treatment involved a lifetime of pain relievers or total joint replacement surgery. Until now. The use of cutting-edge stem cell therapy addresses cartilage deterioration naturally from within, by encouraging the body to regenerate new cartilage cells. Natural inflammatories, stem cells can actually reverse and repair damage and its debilitating effects. Stem cell therapy uses your own stem cells to help you heal yourself. And best of all, it provides long-term relief.
PROMISE VS. PROMISES
Stem cell therapy is a topic that is popping up everywhere. As are pop-up stem-cell therapy clinics promising “miracles” and touting their “incomparable results”. There have even been some offering their services with Groupon.
The doctors at Denver Hormone Health have had years of extensive training and experience in the safe and effective use of stem cell therapy using cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques. Call Denver Hormone Health now to see how regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy can help you lead a pain-free life, free of harsh medications and invasive surgery. While stem cell therapy can be the most highly advanced orthopedic stem cell treatment in the world, if the doctor doesn’t know what he or she is doing, nothing else matters.