Stem Cell Therapy
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cells are a repair system for your body. They are a fundamental component for building any part of the body. Their mechanism is such that they produce more cells that can replace damaged cells in any area of the body. They replicate the structure of the cells to help repair damaged areas of the body. They are versatile in these functions, as they can form nerve tissue, cardiac fabric, muscle tissue, or any other part of the body that needs recovery.
EXAMPLES OF STEM CELL THERAPY
An example of the dynamic action of stem cell activity is the fact that your body replaces your blood in its entirety through a 120-day cycle. Another example of regeneration through stem cells is your liver regenerating itself over a 3 – 4 month period. Even our skin cells are entirely replaced over a 27 day period. Based on these natural processes, stem cell therapy is being used to produce wonders with little or no side effects. The method generally entails isolating a mass of active stem cells, which is then directed to an area in your body that needs cell regeneration.
HOW DOES STEM CELL THERAPY WORK?
On a more technical level, isolation of active stem cells refers to your stem cells being extracted from your adipose layer or your bone marrow. Under treatment in a lab comprising enzymes and a centrifuge, stem cells are extracted and then returned to your body via intravenous direction, intramuscular direction, subcutaneous insertion, or plainly as a joint injection. This process usually lasts at least a couple of hours.
CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED UNDER STEM CELL THERAPY
While the full potential of stem cell therapy is continuing to be researched, here are a few conditions that can be treated:
- Most autoimmune conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Most orthopedic conditions – Stem cell therapy may make the difference between needing surgery for that full knee replacement.
- Skin rejuvenation
Note: Stem cell therapy can be an alternative to surgery.
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU ACHIEVE RESULTS WITH STEM CELL THERAPY?
There are a few contingencies when it comes to stem cell therapy progress with each individual. Your response to this therapy may vary just as it would with other treatments, and not everyone responds the same way. Some factors that come into play include your age, lifestyle, condition, baseline health, diet, etc.
We treat patients with their own stem cells, which means that your treatment process will be unique. The basic observation is that most patients report positive results within 8 weeks. For more serious conditions, the recovery may take longer. For example, it may take 9 months or even 12 months. In extreme cases, successive treatments are required.
DOES HEALTH INSURANCE IN THE U.S. COVER STEM CELL THERAPY COST?
No, in the U.S., health insurance does not cover stem cell therapy costs.
HOW MUCH DOES STEM CELL THERAPY COST?
Stem cell therapy costs for each individual may vary significantly based on the conditions each one may have, and the treatments that are required. However, the aim is to provide this treatment so that it is fair and competitive with other treatment providers.
ARE THERE ANY ETHICAL ISSUES TO WORRY ABOUT?
Yes, there are several different options. Our financial coordinator will discuss all payment options with you prior to the procedure.
HOW SAFE IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cell therapy is safe because we only use your cells for your treatment. The only problem you might face is pain or swelling at the injection site, and that includes only 3 percent of patients.
Feel free to consult with our team for further information about stem cell therapy and how we can serve you best.