Medicine has made major advances in recent years, but many treatments for chronic conditions circle around managing your symptoms. Stem cell regenerative medicine is a very new area of medicine that may hold the key to treating the root cause of your condition and not simply masking your symptoms. James Y. Lee, DO, and his team at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care in Woodstock, Georgia, provide up-to-date, evidence-based treatment to help restore health, and use stem cell regenerative medicine for a number of common health issues. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
Stem cell regenerative medicine is a specialized area of medicine focused on finding ways to help your body heal diseased or damaged tissue. Using stem cells for therapeutic purposes isn’t an entirely new form of medicine. Doctors have been using bone marrow transplants for the treatment of leukemia for many years.
However, more recently, researchers are discovering that these cells may also help rejuvenate tissue, serve as replacement cells, and stimulate your body to regenerate itself.
Stem cells are specialized cells found in your body that have the ability to transform into any type of cell you may need, from brain cells to skin cells. There are different types of stem cells that offer different benefits and include:
Embryonic stem cells are found in three- to five-day-old embryos. These types of stem cells not only have the ability to transform into specific types of cells, but are also capable of multiplying into more stem cells.
You have a small number of adult stem cells in various parts of your body, mostly fat and bone marrow. Unlike the embryonic stem cells, your adult stem cells have limited transformation abilities, meaning they can’t form into as many different types of cells, and they can’t generate new adult stem cells.
Perinatal stem cells are found in amniotic fluid and also have the ability to transform into specialized cells.
Researchers are currently working on techniques to alter adult stem cells so they can self-replicate. These cells are referred to as induced pluripotent stem cells.
The team at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care uses stem cell regenerative medicine as a treatment for a wide range of health issues. Some of the most common include:
Dr. Lee and his team also use stem cell regenerative medicine as an anti-aging tool to help restore health and youth.*
To learn more about stem cell regenerative medicine and how it can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
*Individual results may vary.