Oxidative Stress and Stem Cell Therapy

Oxidative Stress and Stem Cell Therapy
Oxidative Stress and Stem Cell Therapy. Cells and Free Radicales.

We tend to think of oxygen as being essential to life. And it is. However, oxygen is actually corrosive – it’s what is responsible for corroding iron and for creating the patina on exposed copper. Oxygen’s corrosive effects go far beyond the world of physical objects around us. It also affects the world inside us. Oxidative stress is the term used to describe a situation in which free radicals and antioxidants within the body are out of balance.

What Is Oxidative Stress?

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Huntington’s Disease Suffers May Have Hope with Stem Cell Therapy

Medical illustration of the symptoms of Huntington's disease in the brain
Medical illustration of the symptoms of Huntington's disease in the brain

There diseases are numerous. Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps the most talked about these days, but there are many others, all of which can have a profoundly negative impact on a person’s health and quality of life. One of those is Huntington’s disease, or HD for short, which affects 30,000 people in the US currently, with another 200,000 people at risk of developing the disease.

What Is Huntington’s Disease?

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Abolishing Binge Drinking with a Single Treatment

Binge Drinking and Stem Cell Therapy

Binge Drinking and Stem Cell Therapy
Binge Drinking and Stem Cell Therapy

Since the very first human discovered spontaneously-fermented honey and water, alcohol has been an inextricable part of our history. In many ways, it has been a beneficial arrangement. Social drinking helps to strengthen bonds between friends and establish new connections with others, broadening our circles. There are even numerous studies that indicate limited consumption of alcohol can have positive effects on human health. However, there is a flip side to this particular coin. For some, consumption patterns can lead to serious issues. Binge drinking is one such pattern.

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Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

The Emerging Role of Stem Cell Therapy in Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis

Over 3 million Americans each year develop psoriasis. Currently, there are tens of millions of people around the world struggling with this autoimmune-related skin condition, which usually presents with patches of raised, red, itchy skin. However, for some of those sufferers, the condition can be just the beginning. It can cause deeper issues, such as psoriatic arthritis.

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Treating Premature Menopause

Understanding the Potential Role of Stem Cells in Premature Menopause Treatment

Treating Premature Menopause
Treating Premature Menopause

Menopause is a natural process – it marks the end of a woman’s fertile, child-bearing years. Thankfully, for most women, this change does not come until around the age of 51. Of course, it does not occur at the same age for all women. Some women go through menopause during their 40s – this is called early menopause. For some women, it can happen even earlier. Whether this is natural, or is induced, it is called premature menopause.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration: How Stem Cells May Help Halt the Leading Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Humans are a vision-oriented species. Yes, we possess five full senses, but our eyes are the most important of our sensory organs. In fact, a major percentage of our brains is allocated to processing information from our eyes. Macular degeneration is the name given to the usually slow loss of vision that affects us as we age. According to the American Optometric Association,

“Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The CDC estimates that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at a substantial risk for vision loss from AMD.”

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Stem Cell Therapy and Food Allergies: Retraining the Immune System

Stem Cell Therapy and Food Allergies: Retraining the Immune System
Stem Cell Therapy and Food Allergies: Retraining the Immune System

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, over 50 million Americans suffer with some sort of food-related allergy. This could be something as deadly as a peanut or shellfish allergy, or something as common as lactose intolerance. Symptoms of food allergies and intolerances are most common in babies and young children, and some disappear with age. However, allergies can appear at any time, and can also grow worse as we age.

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Spinal Stenosis and Stem Cell Therapy: Understanding the Value of Emerging Treatments for Spine Health

Spinal Stenosis and Stem Cell Therapy. Emerging Treatments for Spine Health
Spinal Stenosis and Stem Cell Therapy. Emerging Treatments for Spine Health

Our spines are responsible for our ability to stand upright, but they do so much more. Without a healthy spine, moving and even just standing can be painful or difficult. Injuries to the spine, even seemingly-minor ones, can have long-lasting, major impacts on our quality of life. Those injuries may not come from an outside source in some cases.

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Celiac Disease and Stem Cell Therapy

Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease

It seems like a new food-related bad guy comes along every decade or so. In the past, it was fat. Then it was cholesterol. Then it was carbohydrates. Today, it seems like more and more people are cutting gluten out of their diets, whether they experience any negative health effects from eating gluten-containing products or not. While removing gluten from your diet might be the current dietary fad, there are some people who have a medical reason for doing so. Sufferers of celiac disease cannot eat gluten, or they suffer a host of negative symptoms and side effects.

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COPD: How Stem Cells May Hold Hope for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Sufferers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Lung diseases are among the most common of human afflictions, but also some of the most frightening that can affect an individual. These include everything from asthma to lung cancer. However, for a growing segment of the population, the most frightening condition is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

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Articular Cartilage Damage and the Potential of Stem Cells

Articular Cartilage
Articular Cartilage

The human body is a marvel of design both externally and internally. Take the joints between our long bones, for example. The knee is a good illustration, but the elbow works as well. Here, you have large, heavy bones that come together, and must work with one another to ensure motility for the appendage (the leg or the arm).

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Parkinson’s Disease: Potential Healing from Stem Cell Therapy

Parkinson’s Disease: Potential Healing from Stem Cell Therapy
Parkinson’s Disease

With over 200,000 new cases in America alone each year, Parkinson’s disease is a common threat. The disease can begin innocuously enough with a slight tremor in just one hand. However, it can progress from that into a disease that radically reduces an individual’s quality of life. However, that progression may be slow, or it may be very quick.

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Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease of the Neck and How Stem Cell Therapy May Help

Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease of the neck, also called cervical disc disease, is actually a form of arthritis that affects the portion of the spine that forms the neck, down to the beginning of the thoracic spine. This condition may be unnoticed at first, but pain and discomfort will begin and then increase over time. In most cases, it is due to simple wear and tear, and the body’s inability to heal the damage caused over time.

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Conventional Anti-Aging Treatments vs. Stem Cell Treatment: Understanding Efficacy, Safety, and the Duration of Benefits

Anti-Aging Stem Cell Treatment

No one is able to avoid all of the physical signs of aging. First, fine lines form, then laugh lines, and crow’s feet. Eventually, deeper wrinkles appear on our faces, foreheads, and even our arms and legs. Skin loses its elasticity, age spots develop, and our bodies begin to sag.

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Treating Myasthenia Gravis with Stem Cell Therapy

Myasthenia Gravis

While relatively rare, myasthenia gravis affects millions of people around the world. Also called MG, myasthenia gravis is a condition marked by overall fatigue and weakness, as well as a loss of control over muscles. While there are treatment options available, there is currently no cure for MG, and many of the treatments available offer only limited effectiveness. However, stem cell therapy for myasthenia gravis may offer a solution that delivers much better effectiveness, and potentially a full reversal.

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The Potential for Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is one of the most debilitating forms of arthritis. It affects tens of millions of Americans, as well as people around the world. It’s a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect every joint in the body, but is particularly prevalent in those within the hands and feet. In some cases, RA can even affect the body’s internal organs. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis – only treatments that offer varying levels of control over the disease and its symptoms. However, stem cell therapy may be a new, more effective solution.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Stem Cells and the Aging Process: What You Should Know

Aging Process

Aging – it’s the boogeyman many of us fear above all others. The fear of aging, and its effects on the human body, has spawned an incredibly diverse, multi-billion dollar industry that runs the gamut from hair dye to wrinkle removing creams, and even plastic surgery. There’s a new option available that promises to be even more effective than surgery, without the need to go under the knife – stem cells.

Stem cells can be used to provide an anti-aging treatment, and may eventually help us turn back the clock on our bodies entirely, not just reduce the signs of time’s passage. What should you know about stem cells and their anti-aging capabilities?

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Stem Cells and Skin Rejuvenation: Revealing a More Youthful You

Skin Rejuvenation

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were able to age slowly and gracefully? Instead, it is marked with the development of lines around our eyes and mouths, with the appearance of age spots on our faces, arms and hands, with sagging, soft skin and more.

It does not have to be that way, though. Stem cell treatments promise to revolutionize the anti-aging industry, providing powerful tools for skin rejuvenation. Is this treatment option right for you, though? What should you know about it?

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Stem Cells and Lung Diseases: Understanding Emerging Treatment Options

Lung Diseases

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from some form of lung disease. These chronic conditions rob them of their quality of life, and may eventually lead to death. While a number of treatment options can be used to slow the advance of these diseases, there is no cure. However, stem cell therapy may be able to offer a ray of hope.

What Are Lung Diseases?

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Stem Cells and Endometriosis: Combatting the Pain and Building a Better Life

Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects millions of women around the world. It causes pain and discomfort, and for a significant number of women, it can also lead to infertility. While there are treatment options, few of these are permanent, and there is no true cure. Stem cell therapy is being researched as a potential solution to endometriosis and the pain it can cause, helping women to lead a healthier, happier life.

What Is Endometriosis?

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Stem Cells and Atopic Dermatitis: An Effective Treatment Option Offering Relief for Sufferers

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, affects tens of millions of Americans. In fact, a population-based survey of the US found that 31.6 million people in the country suffered from the condition. While it is more common in children than adults, it can present at any age. It’s also usually a chronic condition that persists for years, or even a lifetime, and there is no cure. However, stem cell therapy may offer an alternative treatment option for suffers.

What Is Atopic Dermatitis?

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Stem Cell Treatment and Myocardial Infarction: Hope and Help for Heart Attack Victims

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction – heart attack – is no longer quite as wide-spread a killer as it once was, thanks to better medical technology, and a better understanding of how this condition arises. However, the fact is that patients who experience a heart attack are much more likely to die prematurely, usually due to complications arising from the development of scar tissue (infarct) from the heart attack. Stem cell therapy may be able to offer a way to reduce, or even reverse that scar tissue.

How Does Heart Attack Scar Tissue Kill?

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Stem Cell Therapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What IBS Sufferers Should Know

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a painful, debilitating condition that affects 1.4 million Americans. In fact, 200,000 people in the US alone are diagnosed with IBS each year. This condition affects the intestines and can result in a wide range of painful symptoms that affect an individual’s quality of life. Some patients are able to manage their symptoms through changes to their diet and lifestyle, while others may have to live with medications for the duration of their lives. However, stem cell therapy may offer hope for all IBS sufferers.

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy: What You Should Know about This Treatment Option

Mesenchymal medical illustration of the composition of bone marrow cells

Stem cells are nothing new. Scientists, researchers and medical professionals have been using them for several decades at this point. Even the original controversy surrounding the harvesting of stem cells has died away with the ability to harvest adult stem cells from your own body, as well as the ability to harvest stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Knees: An Alternative Treatment Option

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

Whether you live an active lifestyle and enjoy taking part in sports, or simply enjoy a casual stroll in the evening to help you relax and unwind, your knees play a crucial role in your ability to move. However, over time, and through natural wear and tear due to use, your knees deteriorate. Stem cell therapy for knees may be able to help.

Osteoarthritis of the knee

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Reducing the Pain of Interstitial Cystitis with Stem Cell Therapy

Interstitial Cystitis with Stem Cell Therapy

Generally abbreviated as IC, and sometimes called painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis is a painful condition that affects the bladder. It can cause pain and swelling, but it can also be difficult to diagnose, as the full range of symptoms is very wide. The condition can also present with a host of severities, and individual situations can escalate quickly. However, stem cell therapy may be able to offer patients relief from the pain and discomfort.

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Autism and Stem Cell Therapy: Promise and Hope for a Brighter Future

Autism and Stem Cell Therapy

Autism is a broad spectrum of conditions that affect mental development, the nervous system, and often result in impaired social interaction and a reduced ability to communicate. However, autism spectrum disorders can range from very mild to severe. In all patients with autism spectrum disorder (the current nomenclature that includes a number of previously separately-diagnosed conditions) there are differences in how they communicate, interact, behave and learn.

What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

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Stem Cells and Spinal Cord Injuries: How Stem Cell Treatment Can Improve Health Outcomes for Spinal Cord Injury Suffers

Stem Cells and Spinal Cord Injuries: How Stem Cell Treatment Can Improve Health Outcomes for Spinal Cord Injury SuffersEach year, tens of thousands of individuals in the US alone are diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, 17,000 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed in the United States annually. The average age of injury 42, and most patients are male.

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Hope for Diabetics: Stem Cells Show Promise as Novel New Treatment Option

Hope for Diabetics: Stem Cells Show Promise as Novel New Treatment OptionHand in hand with the nation's obesity epidemic comes a diabetes epidemic. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 9% of the American population has diabetes, which translates to 30.3 million people. 1.25 million of those suffer from type 1 diabetes. The remainder have type 2 diabetes. Over 25% of American seniors have diabetes, and 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed across the country each year.

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Stem Cell Treatment: Understanding the Importance and Applicability

Stem Cell Treatment: Understanding the Importance and ApplicabilityFew medical treatments today have garnered as much scrutiny as stem cell therapy. This treatment offers hope and the chance for health to patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, from myriad types of cancer to anemia, and everything in between. However, it has also be quite controversial, with the federal government weighing in on its use and legality. Today, stem cell treatment is incredibly important, and much better understood than it once was. The controversy surrounding the treatment has also faded due to new techniques. What should you know about stem cells and their incredible potential?

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Allogeneic Stem Cells - Understanding Why the Type of Stem Cells Used in Treatment Matters

Allogeneic Stem Cells - Understanding Why the Type of Stem Cells Used in Treatment MattersStem cell treatment has been a hot topic, and hotly debated treatment method, for over 20 years now. While the controversy surrounding stem cells has largely died away due to the fact that embryonic stem cells are no longer used, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding many aspects of this treatment option.

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Stem Cells and Parkinson's Disease: Finding a Cure

Stem Cells and Parkinson's Disease: Finding a CureParkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative brain condition that leads to a dramatic loss in a person's quality of life. According to the Parkinson's Foundation, there are an estimated one million Americans suffering with Parkinson's disease today, and another 60,000 people are diagnosed with it every year. Worldwide, the disease afflicts an estimated 10 million people. Symptoms of Parkinson's range from stiffness in the muscles and joints to uncontrollable shaking, eventually including difficulty or even the inability to walk and talk normally. While there are treatment methods, including medications and therapeutic surgery that can alleviate some symptoms, there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease. Stem cell research holds great promise, though.

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Fight Aging and Physical Deterioration with Stem Cell Treatments

Fight Aging and Physical Deterioration with Stem Cell Treatments

Aging - of all life's processes, it is the one that frightens humans the most. The thought of aging conjures up images of wrinkled, sagging skin, fragile bones, and increasing health problems. It speaks to us on an intrinsic level of our own mortality, no matter our chronological age. However, there may be a way to at least slow down the process of aging.

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Understanding How the Potential of Stem Cells for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding How the Potential of Stem Cells for the Treatment of Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's disease is truly devastating. According to the Alzheimer's Association, the disease affects over 5 million individuals currently, and cost the nation $259 billion in 2017. Those costs are predicted to reach $1.1 trillion by the year 2050. Every 66 seconds someone develops the disease. Ultimately, one in three American seniors will die with Alzheimer's or a related condition. Of course, Alzheimer's affects more than just those who develop it. In 2017, over 15 million Americans cared for an Alzheimer's patient without being paid for it. 35% of those who cared for a patient with Alzheimer's or a related disease reported that their own health suffered as a result.

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Stem Cell Research and Muscular Dystrophy: What Patients and Loved One Should Know

Stem Cell Research and Muscular DystrophyMuscular dystrophy (MD) is not a single disease, but a collection of related conditions. These range from Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy to distal dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, and more. Each condition is unique, yet they all share common symptoms and outcomes.

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How Stem Cell Treatment Can Help Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers

How Stem Cell Treatment Can Help Multiple Sclerosis SufferersMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease that affects over 2.3 million people worldwide, with nearly 400,000 of those sufferers living in the United States, according to Healthline. Those suffering from MS can experience a wide range of symptoms, including pain and numbness, loss of movement in limbs and extremities, intense fatigue, blurred vision and even speech problems. Note that MS is one of the leading causes of disability in young adults, and while there are treatments that can mitigate the severity of the symptoms, there is no cure. Stem cell research is being pursued as a possible avenue to treat multiple sclerosis.

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