17 May 5 Astonishing Stem Cell Facts
Get to know about your body’s most miraculous cells to fight disease and injury!
Remember how during your childhood, you would cut or bruise yourself while playing and a few days later, your body would somehow heal itself back? And how amazing it seemed?
Fortunately, the body actually can put itself back together with the help of Stem Cells. These stem cells are present in abundance in your own body.
Here are some more amazing stem cell facts for you.
Stem cells are neutral cells
Stem cells are neutral cells which means they can turn into any other type of cell the body has. Stem cells are in abundance in the body at birth but they reduce in number, with age.
Stem cells can help the body heal in case for many chronic conditions and diseases.
Stem Cells can treat many untreatable conditions
Stem cell research shows that stem cells can help to treat medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Stem Cells can be turned into other cells
One of the most exciting facts about stem cells is that they can be altered and changed into various types of mature cells, such as heart muscle cells or pancreatic cells that produce insulin.
Stem Cells are different types
All stem cells are not all the same. There are different categories of stem cells with unique functions –
- Embryonic Stem Cells – Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent – they can generate all types of cells found in the adult human body.
- Amniotic Stem Cells – Amniotic stem cells are derived from the amniotic sac. Amniotic cells are “multipotent” and can differentiate into many cell types. Amniotic tissue has been proven to be beneficial for plantar fasciitis and other tendon problems in the shoulder, knee, ankle and more.
- Cord-Blood Stem Cells – These multipotent stem cells are derived from umbilical cords.
- Mesenchymal stem cells – These cells can make different types of cells to treat a variety of diseases and injuries. They are found in the bone marrow and are important for both making and repairing skeletal tissue.
Stem Cells can come from sources other than an Embryo
While stem cells can be derived from embryos, they are also found in abundance throughout the body from muscles, tissues, organs, bone marrow and fat, from where they can be easily extracted.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and other disorders and injuries, call Advanced Stem Cell Institute in Encino and Beverly Hills, CA at 760-878-7136 today!