At the moment there are only a handful of conditions that stem cell therapy can treat. But as modern medicine continues to advance the potential for stem cell therapy grows. At the moment, stem cell therapy has been used to successfully treat:
It’s the versatility of stem cell therapy that makes it such a valuable medical procedure. Some of the potential uses for stem cell therapy are:
Scientists in the U.K. recently created teeth structures complete with enamel, roots and dentin using human and mouse gum tissue. It is possible that as this branch of stem cell therapy research grows scientists may be able to grow jaw bone and teeth using stem cell technology.
So far this has had some success in lab tests. Scientists have noted improved movement after applying stem cell therapy to the spinal cord injuries of rats.
Human stem cells (and it is important to realise that there isn’t just one type of stem cell) have been used to regenerate tissue of a man’s retina. His eyesight was improved but he was not completely cured of his blindness.
Depending on what causes the deafness, it is possible that stem cells therapy might work. In order for stem cell therapy to be an effective treatment for deafness, the deafness would have to be caused by damaged nerve cells. At the moment this is only theoretical and more research is required.
Studies are showing that stem cell therapy might be able to heal type 1 diabetes. This particular form of stem cell therapy would work to regenerate insulin producing cells. It is these cells that the body’s immune system attacks with type 1 diabetes
For a full list of the potential treatments of stem cell therapy visit our website.
The risks that are involved with stem cell therapy are minimal, and this is because the stem cells we use for your treatment come from you. What this does is reduce the risk of your body rejecting the treatment or there being an allergic reaction.
In fact Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney can proudly boast that we have successfully treated over 150 patients without negative effects.
As part of our platinum level service we ensure that anyone who wishes to undergo the treatment is eligible. Things that we take into consideration are your medical history and current health. However, there are certain conditions that will preclude you from the treatment such as:
There is one possible exception. If you are a cancer patient and your oncologist gives their approval you may undergo stem cell therapy. But again it will depend on the assessment our expert team make when you have your first consultation.
Stem cell therapy and cancer can be a dangerous mix. Trying to treat cancer with traditional stem cell therapy is dangerous precisely because the stromal cells have seen to promote not just healthy tissue growth by tumour growth as well.
That is why we do not recommend stem cell therapy to cancer patients unless your oncologist has approved you seeking this treatment.