Stem Cells Therapy in India
Unfolding and commercialization of stem cell treatments has mooted as a cure to many deadly, debilitating diseases; which so far are troubling mankind without any specific treatments. A vast level of information is available about the scientific relation of these stem cells with the diseases; however, this information is often very vague and confusing, to normal people who are not from a scientific background. In this regard, the current write-up can give a crisp idea of the different facets that are involved in stem cell treatment.
Stem cells therapy is kind of technique, based on the principal on the science of regeneration. Stem cells are young, original cells of the body; which are first formed, immediately after the conception. These stem cells then undergo repeated divisions and multiplication to give rise to the entire human being. Off course, the body being a three dimensional structure; variety of different growth factors, signalling mechanism, immune cells are collectively involved in support of stem cells. These stem cells are observed to be present in different organs at a very silent stage and can be used for regenerating lost cells; which are damaged due to the diseased conditions of the organ. As and when the disease progresses, the demand gets increased. However, the reserved quota of stem cells is not competent enough to supply enough number of cells and hence an external supply of stem cells can be provided to increase the efficiency, in restoring the damaged cell number. This is the primary facet of stem cells treatment. In spite of being a relatively new technology, scientists have confirmed various applications of stem cells in variety of diseases such as but not limited to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, etc.
Based on the reserved quota of stem cells available in same patients, stem cells can be obtained in an autologous way i.e. from the same patient or can be obtained from another person with HLA matching, which is known to be allogeneic transplant. In both the types of stem cells treatment, the safety and efficacy of the infusion is assured. Bone marrow stem cells for example can be widely accepted for both autologous as well as allogenic use to convert different types of blood cells, which are being lost in blood disorders such as cancer, anaemia, thalassemia, etc. Similarly, if the desired cell regeneration is from neuronal origin as in case of Parkinson’s disease, ALS, etc.; then mesenchymal stem cells can be infused, which can be obtained from autologous sources such as adipose tissue. The ultimate goal of such kind of treatment can be regeneration of healthy cells with proper functioning and without any risk of surgery or other opportunistic infection. The potential use of stem cells treatments are continuously growing even in the field of cosmetics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, etc.
Thus, it is being clearly evident that the potential applications of stem cells to ease human suffering by finding out an effective solution to many diseases and the results so far are impressive enough to give it a try, if you are not finding any other better options.