Many people think that regenerative medicine is the medicine of the future. They are now aware that regenerative medicine is already been used today. It started with the first bone marrow transplant and its study has been around longer.
What then 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. This is not something philosophical. 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. But regeneration medicine seeks to restore permanently the function and structure of damaged organs and tissues.
There is hope offered by regenerative medicine to people who have debilitating illnesses, injury and disease. And it offers special hope to those people who have been told by their doctors that there is no longer any cure for their condition.
Here are some benefits of regenerative medicine.
With traditional medicine, symptoms of the disease are treated with medication, transplants, and lifestyle counseling. 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. Cancer, diabetes, heart and blood vessel weakness, liver disease, lung disease, and a lot more diseases are targets of doctors practicing regenerative medicine. 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.
One is the use of stem cells or cellular therapy. IF tissues are destroyed or damaged because of trauma or disease, then these can be healed using stem cells. 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.
Regenerative medicine seeks to cure patients without the implantation of new organs. Implanting new organs does not guarantee that it will work. An example of tissue engineering is that instead of transplanting a heart, they instead create new heart valves.
Growing new organs from the patient’s own cells are now possible with this field. In a lab setting, cells are manipulated to develop replacement organs. The reason for this is 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.