More FAQ’s About Stem Cells

Stem cells are the body’s “master cells.”  They are the building blocks of organs, tissue, blood, and the immune system.

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body.  In many tissues, they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing constantly to replenish lost or damaged cells.

Stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat multiple conditions, including spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease, inherited disorders, and neurological disorders.

Stem cells can be isolated from many types of tissues. Embryonic stem cells are isolated from the inner mass of the blastocyst, an early stage of the embryo. Umbilical cord stem cells, often called cord blood stem cells, are isolated from the umbilical cord at the time of a baby’s birth.

Adult stem cells can be isolated from any type of adult tissue. The ease of isolation of adult stem cells depends on the accessibility of the tissue, the prevalence of stem cells in the tissue, the age of the patient, the presence of markers that aid stem cell isolation, and developed protocols for isolation and culturing.

Adipose tissue is known to provide a larger amount of stem cells than bone marrow and the procedure for obtaining the sample is much less risky and better tolerated by the patient.

In the case of cells obtained from umbilical cord, the advantage is that they are young, healthy stem cells with a large amount of growth factors.

Obtaining the sample is a very simple and non-invasive procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia and takes about one hour.

At the time of the cells application the procedure is done in different ways depending on the patient’s needs and condition. However, it is overall a very simple and fast application.

It depends on the patient’s treatment plan, but usually it takes about a week to complete it.

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The most common effects are headache and fatigue. However, side effects are also related to the kind of application and procedure. There could be pain in the application area or risk of infection, for which we take exhaustive measures when carrying out the procedures to avoid or reduce these symptoms.