Adult Stem Cells | How They Vary from Embryonic Cells | Allure Medical

Adult Stem Cells

Adult Stem Cells, also known as Mesenchymal Stem Cells, are cells that are undifferentiated and have the ability to not only replace dying cells but also regenerate damaged tissue. The way this works is that the cells find areas of injury or disease within the body and then regenerate healthy cells. This process enables an acceleration in a person’s natural healing process. To date, adult stem cells have been used for various medical treatments to both regenerate and repair different types of damaged tissues in both humans and animals. As our understanding increases regarding the medical function of stem cells, we are able to apply this knowledge in practice and fully realize the huge therapeutic potential they have in helping the body heal itself. In particular, adult stem cells seem to be an effective way of repairing cartilage in degenerated joints.

Currently, the use of stem cells is considered investigational as it is not yet FDA approved for the treating any specific disease in the United States. However, many reputable centers internationally have been implementing stem cell therapy for the treatment of various chronic degenerative conditions such as renal failure, degenerative orthopedic problems, erectile dysfunction (E.D.), severe neurologic diseases, pulmonary and cardiac diseases and more.