What Should I Anticipate from A Stem Cell?

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By 2007, there were at least 73 conditions that were being treated by adult stem cell transplants as reported by CLI (Charlotte Lozier Institute).

And then the CLI recently updated that there are nearly 3,500 ongoing or completed clinical trials (in patients) using adult stem cells, as listed in the National Institutes of Health/FDA-approved database.

Do you need any more reason to become Yes Man as Jim Carrey did in the movie? Next time you face any medical ailment and want an easy-to-go and early-to-heal treatment, just say that big YES to stem cell treatment!

What can you expect from a stem cell therapy?

  • The central part of the therapy is the infusion of the stem cells. You will sit comfortably in the clinic as the stem cell fusion process is completed which starts the next phase of injecting the stem cells into the affected area.

  • Nurses will monitor you now to remain sure you are not developing fever, chills, hives, or a drop-in blood pressure.

  • You might have mild side effects, like a headache, nausea, flushing, or shortness of breath.

DO YOU KNOW? Based on the data gathered by CLI in December 2012, over 1 million patients worldwide had been treated with adult stem cells and experienced improved health.

But what are the reasons that are compelling people to go for stem cell therapy and not traditional medical therapies?

So here is a list of expectation that you can keep after going through a stem cell therapy!

  • The recovery stage follows the stem cell infusion. During this time, you and your family wait for the cells to engraft, multiplication starts, and formation of new blood cells starts.

  • Your RBC, WBC, and platelet count will be less during the first couple of weeks.

  • After the transplant, the counts are the lowest and you may be given antibiotics to help avoid the occurrence of any infections. These can be a combination of anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral drugs.

  • Usually, these drugs are given until your white blood cell count reaches a specific level.

  • Still, problems like an infection from too few white blood cells or bleeding from too few platelets may occur. Many patients may suffer high fevers and a need for IV antibiotics to treat serious infections.

  • Transfusions of red blood cells and platelets are needed until the bone marrow stem cell treatment starts working and new blood cells are produced by the infused stem cells.

However, for you to get home the transplant centers have to test a few things. There are various criteria like:

  • The patient should not have a fever for 48 hours.

  • The patient must be able to take and keep down pills or other drugs for 48 hours.

  • If the patient feels nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, then these are controlled with medicine.

  • The Neutrophil count must be at least 500 to 1,000/mm3.

  • Hematocrit should be at least 25% to 30%.

  • Platelet count has to be at least 15,000 to 20,000/mm3.

  • The patient must have someone to help them at home and a safe and supportive home environment is also suggested.

All of these requirements should be met. In case they aren’t and you don’t need the intensive care unit, you might be moved to another oncology unit.

Rehabilitation begins:

The treatment doesn’t end with you going home.

  • You’ll feel tired for a few days and may even face physical or mental health problems in the rehabilitation period.

  • Medications will still be a part of life for a few days.

These ongoing needs are the reasons why caregiver and friend/family support is very important.

You will observe the benefits, not soon but the benefits – but, trust me on this – once everything heals, the benefits will be long-term and worth the hardships.

Various conditions have been successfully treated. A few of them are here:

  1. Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Arthritis: Stem cell therapy can moderate the inflammatory response that determines spinal, knee, or hip osteoarthritis.

  2. Tendinitis: Tendinitis occurs when the tendons suffer injury. Orthopedists use stem cell therapy as it accelerates the healing of these damaged tissues.

  3. Degenerative Disc Disease: Degenerative Disc Disease is basically any deterioration that affects your intervertebral discs. The disc can collapse or bulge. To treat degenerative disc disease, doctors inject stem cells directly into the area of spinal damage.

  4. Facet Joint Disorders: Stem cell therapy is used to reverse the gradual deterioration of the facet joints. Your facet joints are the articulation points for spinal movement where two vertebrae meet.

  5. Osteonecrosis: Osteonecrosis is also known as bone death. It occurs when the skeletal system fails to supply adequate blood and nourish the bones. Doctors use stem cell therapy to replace lost bone marrow and encourage bone regeneration.

Regen America’s bone marrow stem cell therapy will free you from all your pains and ailments.

Having a knee or joint pain? Stem cell therapy is very effective for a lot of ailments. At Regen America, we use FDA-approved aspiration system. Get in touch with our experts NOW!

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