What are stem cells?
Stem cells play a unique role by being able to restore and produce other cells upon getting into the human body. By doing so, they restore human organs and even entire systems back to health.
Which stem cells are used in your clinic?
• Fetal stem cells
• Umbilical Cord and Cord blood stem cells
• Autologous (own) stem cells
Does it matter which stem cells to use
(• fetal, • autologous, • umbilical cord and cord blood stem cells)?
However, fetal stem cells have the greatest potential. The immune reaction to them is either absent or minimal. Yet the idea of using this type of cells troubles many patients on ethical and moral grounds.
Umbilical Cord and Cord blood stem cells. It is a very common source of the stem cells since, as of today, cord blood banks exist. Thus, patients have an opportunity to use their own (or from relative donors) or donor stem cells.
In contrast to cord blood containing hematopoietic stem cells that turn into blood cells and immune system cells, mesenchymal stem cells are released from the umbilical cord. Having got into the human body, these cells become part of the organs and tissues that need to be regenerated – the cells of skin, liver, heart, etc., – thus replacing damaged or dead cells with new and healthy ones. The risk of immunological response when using donor stem cells is relatively high compared with the risk when using own or fetal stem cells.
Autologous (own) stem cells. This is the most accessible source of stem cells. Although, as the person is getting older, the number of these cells goes down. However, today’s technologies make it possible to collect and culture a sufficient amount of them. Moreover, there is no risk of any immune reaction when using one’s own stem cells.
Are there any side effects of using any types of stem cells?
What are the contraindications?
• acute vasculitis;
• acute thrombosis;
• pulmonary hypertension;
• myelocarcinosis, myelofibrosis;
• terminal stage of the disease (expressed intoxication, advanced metabolic dysfunctions and decompensation of internal organs);
• exacerbation of chronic infections;
• psychiatric diseases (risk of exacerbation).
There may also be contraindications specific to certain patients and related to their diseases. That is why our experts approach each case carefully.
How long does the stem cell treatment last?
How long does the complex treatment last?
How is the treatment delivered?
For how many days should the patient stay at the clinic following the stem cell injection?
Can the treatment cause teratoma or other kinds of tumors?
Teratomas and other tumors may only be caused by the injection of totipotent stem cells, the non-differentiated ones (the ones that do not have a certain phenotype) that may mutate into absolutely any body tissue, including cancer.
How soon will the effect of the treatment show?
The first effect can be observed when your body is getting ready for the cell injection. Depending on your preferences and the individually catered detox program, cleansing, diet, physical and phsycho-emotional recovery, you may already feel increased mobility, calm and appeasement; you will generally feel better and restored.
The second one, the so-called early post-transplantation effect, exhibits within the first 24 hours after the cell suspension injection, and it is about suddenly and apparently feeling well, full of strength, eager to eat, more capable of working, having a higher libido and experiencing other positive body response.
The third one is the stem cell effect itself, its manifestation also being highly individual. This period usually lasts for 14 to 60 days and depends on the severity of the patient’s state, their age and other factors. It is this result that is explicitly registered with all kinds of laboratory and diagnostic tests and supports the efficacy of the applied treatment.