Stem Cells Treatment As An Alternative To Conventional Treatment

Stem Cells Treatment As An Alternative To Conventional Treatment

Vipul Jain, CEO, Advancells, 0

He is highly experienced in healthcare, strategic planning, business development, healthcare information technology, healchare management, and marketing strategy.

A few years ago, if you would have asked anyone about the adult stem cells, he would have had no idea what are you talking about and might have thought that you were referring him the most controversial stem cell treatment. However, today the scenario has dramatically changed and more and more people are curious and rather inclined to know about adult stem cell treatment potentials and how they can be utilized for their near and dear ones.

People have now started to understand that adult stem cells are yet another type of stem cells and bear no resemblance to the embryonic stem cells. Much of the controversy associated with them has urged scientists to consider adult stem cells as the most potent and hopeful candidates for prevention, rejuvenation and repairing of the damaged cells in some of the most dreadful diseases. They have thus captured the equal attention of both medical personnel and layman. But for those who have been left hopeful, but confused by the storm of the information in the media.

Today we are on the threshold of new medical revolution, that can offer help to millions who are suffering from many debilitating diseases. Our body is made up of trillions of cells, which are working in synchronization24/7 to make us what we are today. However, these cells have limited life span, each day new
cells are produced and old cells are apoptotically removed by our body. In a diseased state, however the cells are degenerated or weaken due to traumatic conditions, which in turn can give rise to complete organ failure due to overburden.

Thus the demand of cells is much more as compared to their supply. Conventionally, such disease was treated with strong anti-inflammatory, steroidal medicines which are to be consumed throughout the life of an individual or some rehabilitative approach to control the condition. The ultimate choice used to be an organ transplantation. However the treatment was not available to everybody due to some limitations like scarcity of organs, immuno rejection, high treatment cost, etc.

Although with the stem cells have shown new avenues to the situations. Stem cells are the mother cells of the body, which can give rise to any cells of the body if directed through proper method. These are in fact the youngest cells of the body which are present at the time of fetal development to give rise to entire human being. This remarkable ability of stem cells has been exploited by medical science to overcome the situation.

Adult stem cells are present in a dormant state in our own body sources throughout the life of an organism. The technological advancements have allowed scientists to isolate these stem cells, enrich in the laboratory and re infused back into the body. Once inside the body, these stem cells are known to secrete growth factors and cytokine responsible for stimulation of micro environment to facilitate regeneration of damaged or weakened cells. These stem cells can be able to home at the site of injury depending upon the signals created by micro environment and boost up the process.

Thus, in conclusion, the potential utility of stem cell treatment is widely accepted based on the incredible amount of data and clinical significance available to us. However, as a newly advanced technology, however the progress is often stalled by the necessity to backtrack, re-examine, hypothesis and rationale. Thus the success of stem cells treatment can’t be generalized and it is necessary to evaluate all available facts.