A long history of the restorative power of stem cells
Much research has been conducted on the effectiveness of stem cell therapy in both chronic and acute diseases, as well as injury. Although research is ongoing, stem cells have been used in the clinical setting for over 40 years to treat diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma through bone marrow transplants. Stem cells are also being explored as a regenerative therapy for heart disease and are even being considered for the restoration of blood vessels.
But stem cells aren’t just used to treat disease. Professional athletes have been taking advantage of the effects of stem cells for years to treat sports-related injuries to the shoulder, knee and even neck.
Unlocking the potential for a healthy future
Collecting your stem cells today could be the answer to certain healthcare issues that may arise in the future, especially if you have a family history of diabetes, cancer, or even heart or vascular disease (such as peripheral artery disease, aneurysm or blood clots).
Currently, there are close to 2,000 clinical trials registered in the United States investigating the potential of adult stem cells to treat a myriad of diseases.1 Researchers are learning more each day about how the restorative properties of stem cells may help in diabetes, heart and vascular disease, autoimmune diseases, organ regeneration and injured tissues, just to name a few.
There is potential for stem cells to treat many conditions:
- Heart disease
- Vascular disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Nerve regeneration
- Orthopedic repair
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Wound healing
- Burn healing
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Learn more about your stem cells…the building blocks of your body.
- ClinicalTrials.gov. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=adult+stem+cells&recr=open. Accessed February 7, 2014.