A Brief Introduction to Regenerative Medicine

regenerative medicine is an area of medical practice that studies, identifies and implements treatments for diseases through the study of cells and their regenerative potential. It includes the field of biology that studies the development and function of living things. The scope of regenerative medicine can be highly diverse, but it typically centers on the study of disease processes and the methods by which they are treated. The field of regenerative medicine studies many aspects of the body’s health, including aging, heart disease, cancer and injuries. There are some who believe that regenerative medicine should be considered as an alternative to disease-based treatment.You may find more information at San Antonio regenerative medicine.

Description

Regenerative medicine considers the “development of artificial organs, tissues or even cells to replace or restore normal functionality” in the human body. It is generally used as a therapeutic approach to treat age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and arthritis. Age-related diseases such as arthritis usually progress due to the destruction of cartilage in the joints; this destruction results in a deterioration of the patient’s ability to move the bones in a normal fashion. In addition, age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis also causes a loss of joint mobility, leading to a loss of the ability to stand up and walk. When a person reaches the age of 60, their chance of developing one of these age-related conditions increases more than threefold.

Treatments for these diseases often use genetically-identical drugs that slow or stop the progression of the disease. This medication may also be used to address the damage caused by the abnormal cells. The cells affected by the disease are grown in a dish from a patient’s own cells and treated with various chemicals, nutrients and growth factors such as cytokines and interferon gamma, that are injected into the patient. As the cells reproduce and divide, new tissue can be built up around the damaged cells. In addition, doctors use stem cells and other cells from fat and other bodily tissues to help regenerate and replenish the heart.

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18707 Hardy Oak Blvd Suite 445, San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 571-0318