A lot of people have the wrong notion that regenerative medicine is still to come in the future. They are now aware that regenerative medicine is already been used today. With the first bone marrow transplant, regenerative medicine has made a good start and its study has been around for a very long time now.
But what is regenerative medicine?
The natural ability of every person to heal themselves and defend against illnesses and injury is the basic idea of regenerative medicine. There is nothing philosophical about this basic idea Healing in the body can be triggered in a very powerful and regenerative way by the things that make up your body
Traditional medicine cures symptoms. IN regenerative medicine, the structure and function of damaged organs and tissues are restored permanently.
For those with debilitating illnesses, injury, and disease, regenerative medicine offers hope. It offers special hope to people who are told by their doctors that there is no longer any cure for their condition.
How can one benefit form regenerative medicine?
The treatment of symptoms of the disease are medication, transplants, and lifestyle counseling for proponents of traditional medicine. Perhaps you have benefited from these treatments yourself. But your quality of life may have decreased and it is very likely that the condition will return. With regenerative medicine, you go beyond treating symptoms to providing cures of impaired and failing tissues.
By using your own cells, blood, and tissues, regenerative medicine’s goals is to complete healing. More diseases that regenerative medicine hope to heal include cancer, diabetes heat and blood vessel weakness, liver disease, lung disease, and a lot more. With regenerative medicine, you will survive these serious health problems. The quality of life you had before can also be achieved.
There are several areas of regenerative medicine that are given focus today. And here they are.
Cellular therapy or the use of stem cells. Stem cells can heal destroyed or damaged tissues because of disease or trauma. People have an abundance of stem cells all over their bodies. Adult stem cells are located throughout the body and are especially concentrated in the adipose tissues.
The goal of regenerative medicine is to minimize the transplanting or new organs. You have no guarantee that the implanting of new organs will work all the time. In tissue engineering new heart valves are created instead of letting a patient undergo a heart transplant.
It is now possible to grow new organs from the patient’s own cells in regenerative medicine. In a lab setting, cells are manipulated to develop replacement organs. This is a response to the shortage of donor organs.
Another way to cure heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious health conditions is through clinical translation. They use the person’s own healthy cells to cure the sickness.