The benefits of Stem cells therapy vary, some of the benefits of stem cells are because of their potential in the treatment of medical conditions, but it is not the only way they can be utilized. A few of the benefits are as follows: To know what is a Stem Cell Therapy.
Medically, stem cells are used in therapies to treat certain diseases and conditions, many treatments require a transplant of organs and tissues but the organs and tissues are donated and the waiting list for donation is quite long. People stay on the transplant lists for years and many don’t live to see their name move up the list or are not viable to receive donor organs or tissues, and in such cases stem cells can provide an effective and faster and better alternative in some diseases. The most popular form of stem cell therapy is the bone marrow transplant, and many others are considered safe in treatments of conditions and diseases like:
- Parkinson’s Disease:
- Diabetes – Type I
- Burn Victims
- Cardiovascular Diseases
There are many other stem cell therapies but not all of them have been approved as safe and effective. But like in the case of a burn victim, the replacement of the burned area with stem cells can be utilized to make new tissues and save the trouble of finding a tissue donor. It is a very painful experience and everything that can be done should be done to lessen the pain and start the healing process quickly for the sake of the patient.
Research done on animals like dogs and horses and cats showed us that this form of research not only advances the development of stem cell therapies and treatments; for the benefit of veterinary medicine, but also resulted to be very beneficial for human treatments as well.
Animals that have diseases that nearly mimic the ones humans have as well are used as ideal models to experiment the development of stem cell therapies in medical conditions that humans and animals both have, like ligament injuries or stroke etc.
Diseases like cancer and conditions like birth defects are quite common these days so, many clinical and experimental trials are popping up to better fight these diseases. Scientists are now looking for ways that they can use to come up with stem cell treatments to better develop the human body when it is suffering from conditions like birth defects.
They are trying to study how the stem cells transform or separate into a wide range of specialized cells so that they can be utilize them in the treatment of certain diseases and conditions.
Stem cells have a huge potential in the testing of drugs as they are relatively safe and don’t put anyone in harm’s way, drugs are now first tested on stem cells and then on animals and humans if the test on stem cells goes well.