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What Are Stem Cells?

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What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells are unique because they have the ability to become any type of cell in your body. ...

What Are Stem Cells? Stem cells are unique because they have the ability to become any type of cell in your body.

Their ability to multiply and morph into various types of cells is what makes them so valuable. You currently have adult stem cells within your body and their role is to maintain and repair surrounding cells. We are now able to harvest your unique adult stem cells & place them into other areas of your body that need repair.

This Stem Cell SlideShare is brought to you by http://thrivemdvail.com/stem-cell-therapy/

Stem cell therapy relies on the body’s own natural healing abilities to repair tissue in affected joints. This technique begins by taking a patient’s own stem cells found in adipose (fat) tissue, concentrating the cells into a small injection, and then reintroducing them into the area of concern.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells have the ability to become any type of cell in your body. Their ability to multiply and morph into various types of cells is what makes them so valuable.

All Stem Cells Have Three Main Properties:

1. They can divide and renew themselves for extended periods of time.

2. They can morph into specialized cell types.

3. They are unspecialized (which allows them to be a blank slate for morphing into specialized cells).

There are three main types of stem cells and, depending on the source, they are all harvested differently.

Three Types Of Stem Cells:

Umbilical Cord Blood & Placental Stem Cells: These stem cells are extracted from birth and preserved for future use, for the benefit of the child. The harvesting of umbilical cord blood and the placenta is completely safe and becoming more and more common.

Embryonic Stem Cells:These stem cells are generated from fertilized, frozen eggs at in-vitro fertilization centers. The stem cells are not harvested from eggs fertilized within a human. Much controversy still surrounds the use of embryonic stem cells for research, but these cells are continually sought after due to their immense versatility.

With their potential for unlimited replication and pluripotency, embryonic stem cells are a likely source for innovating regenerative medicine and curing diseases.

*We do not harvest or use any embryonic stem cells here at Thrive MD."

Adult Stem Cells: They are harvested naturally from your own body and are undifferentiated cells found among differentiated cells within your body. Their primary role is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are located.

You currently have adult stem cells within your body and their role is to maintain and repair surrounding cells. Deriving stem cells autologously (from one’s own body) provides the least amount of risk and is a safe and effective way of allowing your body’s stem cell supply to heal an ailing joint or injury naturally.

What to Expect During Stem Cell Therapy? Visit http://thrivemdvail.com/stem-cell-treatment-procedure/ to find out!

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    What Are Stem Cells? What Are Stem Cells? Presentation Transcript

    • What Are Stem Cells?
    • Stem cells have the ability to become any type of cell in your body. Their ability to multiply and morph into various types of cells is what makes them so valuable.
    • There are over a 100 trillion cells in the human body. Each cell is assigned to perform a special function.
    • You currently have adult stem cells within your body and their role is to maintain and repair surrounding cells.
    • All stem cells have three main properties: 1. They can divide and renew themselves for extended periods of time. 2. They can morph into specialized cell types. 3. They are unspecialized (which allows them to be a blank slate for morphing into specialized cells).
    • There are three main types of stem cells (they are all harvested differently, depending on the source).
    • These stem cells are extracted from birth and preserved for the benefit of the child for future use. The harvesting of umbilical cord blood and the placenta is completely safe and becoming more and more common. 1. Umbilical Cord Blood & Placental Stem Cells:
    • 2. Embryonic Stem Cells: These stem cells are generated from fertilized, frozen eggs at in-vitro fertilization centers. The stem cells are not harvested from eggs fertilized within a human. However lots of controversy still surrounds the use of embryonic stem cells for research, but they are continually sought after stem cells due to their immense versatility.
    • 3. Adult Stem Cells: Harvested naturally from your own body, adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells found among differentiated cells within your body. Their primary role is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are located.
    • Three Main Adult Stem Cell Harvesting Routes: 1. Bone marrow, which is obtained from drilling into your bone (usually the iliac crest or your femur) 2. Blood which is harvested through a blood draw. 3. Adipose tissue (fat) which is obtained during a brief liposuction procedure.
    • Adult hematopoietic, also known as blood forming stem cells from bone marrow have been used for treatments for over 40 years.
    • Most stem cell clinics harvest adult stem cells from bone marrow.
    • However, recent innovations allow us to use adipose (fat) derived stem cells. This is far easier and safer to harvest than bone marrow, and provides a remarkably higher stem cell count.
    • Studies have even shown that adipose tissue contains as much as 2500 times more stem cells then those seen in bone marrow.
    • Adult stem cell research has generated much excitement due to scientists finding more adult stem cells within the body than they originally thought possible.
    • Thrive MD Vail Brought To You By: http://www.thrivemdvail.com/Stem-Cell-Therapy/