A lot of people have the wrong notion that regenerative medicine is still to come in the future. But what these people do not realize is that regenerative medicine has been around for a long time. With the first bone marrow transplant, regenerative medicine has made a good start and its study has been around for a very long time now.
But what is regenerative medicine?
The basic idea of regenerative medicine is that every person has the natural ability within their bodies to heal themselves and defend against illness and injury. 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.
What regenerative medicine offers to people who are ill, with injuries, and disease is hope. 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.
The treatment of symptoms of the disease are medication, transplants, and lifestyle counseling for proponents of traditional medicine. Maybe these treatments have benefits you at one time or another. But these is a decrease in your quality of life and some have their condition return. With regenerative medicine, you go beyond treating symptoms to providing cures of impaired and failing tissues.
It is the goal of regenerative medicine to complete healing by using your own cells, blood, and tissues. In the future, doctors practicing regenerative medicine hope to heal the following conditions: cancer, diabetes, heart and blood vessel weakness, liver disease, lung disease and a lot more. The chances of surviving these serious health problems are high with regenerative medicine. You can also achieve the quality of life you had before.
Regenerative medicine focuses in several areas today. Here are the areas of focus of regenerative medicine.
Cellular therapy or the use of stem cells. Damaged or destroyed tissues due to disease or trauma can be healed with stem cells. We have many stem cells all over our 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. In tissue engineering new heart valves are created instead of letting a patient undergo a heart transplant.
In regenerative medicine, it is possible to grow new organs from the patient’s own cells. Replacement organs can be developed by manipulating cells in a laboratory setting. The reason for this is the shortage of donor organs.
IN clinical translation, heat disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious health conditions are cured. The person’s own healthy cells are used for the cure.