A stem cell is a cell with the unique ability to develop into specialized cell types in the body; they are often used for anti-aging.
Preventive medicine and techniques that prevent the aging and withering of the body’s regenerative capacities are becoming increasingly popular in the world.
Now the use of stem cells is one of the most effective anti-aging therapies.
The stem cells injection is indicated both to young people for prevention of age-associated diseases, and to more mature people for rejuvenation, intensification of regenerating processes, and correction of acquired pathology.
Our clinic has a unique integrated approach to preserve youth and health.
The basis of the anti-aging program is the injection of stem cells into the injured site or a particular site on the body that requires restoration. The program also includes a complete diagnosis of the patient, medical procedures of organism purification, and its saturation with macro- and micronutrients.
Stem Cell Therapy Procedure and Benefits
Stem cells injection:
- starts regeneration process of all tissues and organs;
- improves the structure of the blood vessels walls and heart;
- optimizes work of the neuroendocrine and immune systems;
- corrects detoxification function of the liver;
- activates the antitumor factors;
- normalizes body weight and improves skin condition;
- increases libido in men and women.
Injections of placenta extract complement the stem cells action, and also:
- modulate the immune system;
- improve the production of sex hormones;
- help to maintain active life rhythm;
- give strength and energy.
The comprehensive Anti-age program at our clinic guarantees to slow down the aging process at the cellular level and prevention of diseases associated with metabolic disruptions, contributing to higher body functional activity at any age.
What are stem cells?
A stem cell is a cell with the unique ability to develop into specialized cell types in the body. In the future, they may be used to replace cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to disease.
Our body is made up of many different types of cells. Most cells are specialized to perform particular functions, such as red blood cells that carry oxygen around our bodies in the blood, but they are unable to divide.
Stem cells provide new cells for the body as it grows, and replace specialized cells that are damaged or lost. They have two unique properties that enable them to do this:
- They can divide over and over again to produce new cells.
- As they divide, they can change into the other types of cells that make up the body.
Different types of stem cells
There are three main types of stem cells:
- embryonic stem cells;
- adult stem cells;
- induced pluripotent stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells
Embryonic stem cells supply new cells for an embryo as it grows and develops into a baby.
These stem cells are said to be pluripotent, which means they can change into any cell in the body.
Adult stem cells
Adult stem cells supply new cells as an organism grows and replace cells that get damaged.
Adult stem cells are said to be multipotent, which means they can only change into some cells in the body, not any cell, for example:
- Blood (or ‘hematopoietic’) stem cells can only replace the various types of cells in the blood.
- Skin (or ‘epithelial’) stem cells provide the different types of cells that make up our skin and hair.
Induced pluripotent stem cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or ‘iPS cells’, are stem cells that scientists make in the laboratory.
‘Induced’ means that they are made in the lab by taking normal adult cells, like skin or blood cells, and reprogramming them to become stem cells.
Just like embryonic stem cells, they are pluripotent so they can develop into any cell type.
Stem cell research
Research is looking to better understand the properties of stem cells so that we can:
- understand how our bodies grow and develop;
- find ways of using stem cells to replace cells or tissues that have been damaged or lost.
We can use stem cells to study how cells become specialized for specific functions in the body, and what happens when this process goes wrong in disease.
If we understand stem cell development, we may be able to replicate this process to create new cells, tissues, and organs.
We can grow tissue and organ structures from stem cells, which can then be studied to find out how they function and how they are affected by different drugs.
Beating heart cells
These heart cells were grown from stem cells in a petri dish and can be used to study the beating rhythm of the heart.
Stem cell therapy
Cells, tissues, and organs can sometimes be permanently damaged or lost by disease, injury, and genetic conditions.
Stem cells may be one way of generating new cells that can then be transplanted into the body to replace those that are damaged or lost.
Adult stem cells are currently used to treat some conditions, for example:
- Blood stem cells are used to provide a source of healthy blood cells for people with some blood conditions, such as thalassemia, and cancer patients who have lost their own blood stem cells during treatment.
- Skin stem cells can be used to generate new skin for people with severe burns.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an example of a disease where stem cells could be used as a new form of treatment in the future:
Some people with age-related macular degeneration lose their sight because of cells in the retina? of the eye called retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), cells stop working.
Scientists are using induced pluripotent stem cells to produce new RPE cells in the lab that can then be put into a patient’s eye to replace the damaged cells.
Stem cell treatment
Stem cells could be used to generate new organs for use in transplants:
Currently, damaged organs can be replaced by obtaining healthy organs from a donor, however, donated organs may be ‘rejected by the body as the immune system sees it as something that is foreign.
Induced pluripotent stem cells generated from the patient themselves could be used to grow new organs that would have a lower risk of being rejected.
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