Our body’s immune system is our first line of defense against the attacking viruses and bacterias. Regenerative medicine uses our body’s natural defense mechanism and natural healing process to amplify our immune system and heal from injuries and diseases effectively. This type of treatment is very unique and helps our body to recover in a very regenerative way rapidly.
Regenerative medicine offers various forms of treatment such as stem cell transplant, implanted scaffolding, triggering the stem cells to activate them, and manipulating the patient’s own stem cells. You may have noticed that regenerative medicine uses stem cells a lot in their process. It does so to eliminate the need for transplants and to internally heal the body on its own. Also, with the transplant surgery, there are complications with the surgery and a lot of other risks. With regenerative medicine researchers and doctors worldwide are aiming to avoid transplant surgeries altogether. After all, a body with internally harvested organs has a higher survival chance than the body with the transplanted organs. The transplantation process also has a risk of the body rejecting the organ while in regenerative medicine there is no such risk.
There are promising results from the lab tested regenerative medicine process and these meds are successfully tested curing cases of bad burns, broken and fractured bones, joint and ligament tears, organ damage, blindness, nerve damage, and other critical conditions that either require surgery or do not have a cure at all. Simple organs such as the trachea and the bladder have already been harvested through the patient’s stem cells and the patients’ bodies have accepted these organs successfully too. The field of regenerative medicine and anti aging has witnessed major breakthroughs in the previous decade. There have been some groundbreaking discoveries and inventions in the field of stem cell research, rejuvenation of stem cells, and extending human longevity through regenerative medicine.
Stem cell research
The stem cell research has received major funding and with its astounding results has captured the interest of many world leaders. They are interested to research further in this field to take regenerative medicine at its pinnacle where complex organs such as the brain and heart can also be regenerated through stem cell growth. For now, the stem cell has been able to treat the patients through transfusions. In this process stem cells are extracted from the patient. The cells then colonize and multiply themselves under controlled conditions to partially recover the damage the organs have suffered.
However, this process is only limited to simple organs. For complex organs such as heart stem cell research still has a long way to go and the last stop of this research would be the brain. The brain with all its functioning synapses and nerves is very complex to regenerate. Although stem cell research has been proved effective in treating Parkinson’s to an extent but still there is a lot of work remaining to be done.
Rejuvenation of aged stem cells and extending human longevity
With progress in age the ability of the stem cell to repair and heal the body decreases. This causes the eventual organ failure at old age. The reason behind this failure is the increase in the number of dormant stem cells. In simpler words with the body, the stem cells also age and become dormant. Researchers are trying to trigger the dormant stem cells to increase their activity and strengthen the body’s immunity and healing power. This can be further applied to extending human longevity. Stem cell research holds a lot of potential for extending the average span of human life.