How long stem cell injections last will vary from one person to the next. Everyone responds differently to medical treatment. Things like your overall health, age, and medical history can impact how long stem cell injections will last.
You can think of stem cells as the building block cells that your body can turn into various organs or tissues. Just as you can transform bricks into a wall, a patio, or a pathway, your body can morph stem cells into muscle cells, heart cells, and more. Some types of stem cells can repair damage in your existing tissue.
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An Overview of Stem Cell Injections
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) come from the donated umbilical cords of full-term, healthy newborns. These are not embryonic stem cells.
This type of stem cell is not already locked into becoming any particular type of tissue cell. MSCs are considered to be the healthiest and most potent type of stem cells used in medicine today.
You do not have to worry about your immune system rejecting MSC stem cells. These stem cells are an inherently immune privilege. In other words, they do not have allergies or the ability to have an adverse reaction to the human body. Some researchers call stem cells the next generation of transplantation.
Currently, when someone has an organ or tissue transplant, they often have to take immune-suppressing drugs for many years, sometimes for the rest of their life, to prevent his immune system from rejecting the transplanted material. Even then, many people who receive transplanted material experience rejection and have to undergo surgical procedures to remove the tissue or organ.
The Use of Stem Cell Treatments for Various Medical Issues
Medical researchers are excited about the potential for stem cell treatments to improve the lives of millions of people with significant medical conditions.
Medical science is currently working on developing the potential for the use of stem cell treatments for many conditions, such as:
- Improving wound healing by growing new tissue and blood vessels
- Treating malignancies
- Spinal cord injury, with the potential to grow new nerve cells
- Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Blood disorders
- Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
There are treatment options for erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease using stem cell therapy. When stem cells are applied to the groin, the patient may experience these benefits:
- Enhanced sensation
- Better blood flow
- Stronger erections that last longer
- Improved orgasms
Sometimes damage to the blood vessels and tissues slows down the flow of blood and causes erectile dysfunction. Some cell therapy may be a viable solution in these situations.
Some men suffer from severe curvature of the penis and painful erections. These are symptoms of Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease is not a form of cancer, but it can take a toll on intimate relationships and get in the way of being able to father a child or have a satisfying sex life.
With this medical condition, fibrous scar tissue develops on the penis. The result can be pain, stress, anxiety, penile shortening, or difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. If you get early treatment, you might be able to improve the symptoms. Even in cases of long-standing Peyronie’s disease, people can experience improvement. The condition usually does not go away on its own. For most men, this disease will be a permanent situation that can get worse over time.
Peyronie’s disease is now being treated with stem cell therapy. The objective is for the stem cells to repair the scar tissue, grow healthy new tissue, and improve blood flow.
*The information within this article is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak to a medical professional to diagnose and address specific conditions.