What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Everybody is born different, some are born perfectly healthy and remain healthy for the rest of their lives, some are born with certain neuromuscular disorders, while some may develop degenerative disorders. Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) is the treatment of various disorders, non-serious to life threatening, by using stem cells. These stem cells can be procured from a lot of different sources and used to potentially treat more than 80 approved disorders.
Hematopoietic disorders (eg leukaemia, thallassemia, aplastic anemia, MDS, sickle cell anemia, storage disorders etc.) affect the bone marrow and manifest with various systemic complications. Stem cells from a donor (either from cord blood or bone marrow) are known to reconstitute the defective bone marrow and permanently overcome the disorder.
Degenerative disorders arise from degeneration or wear and tear of bone, cartilage, muscle, fat or any other tissue, cell or organ. This could occur due to a variety of reasons, but it's normally the process known as aging, or 'getting old' that is the biggest cause. The disorders have a slow and insidious onset but once contracted, can be long-standing, pain-staking and lifelong. These disorders can affect any organ of the body. The common degenerative disorders are diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, chronic renal failure, congestive cardiac failure, myocardial infarction, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease etc.
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Stem cells from Unconventional sources
At present, conventional treatment for many of these disorders aren't very effective, however, stem cell therapy has been showing a lot of promising results all over the world. This is possible due to the amazing and unique features of stem cells. The treatment is safe, speedy and often completed within a day or two. Yet, the results are far better than the long and ineffective conventional therapies.
It is surprising to know that therapy using stem cells from various sources, including those from bone marrow and umbilical cord, has been successfully used to treat a number of life threatening diseases with good results, since 1988. Over the past few years, with increased research and development activities, a growing number of successful stem cell treatments have emerged. It has become one of the most exciting area of medicine, encompassing all areas of current medical science.
Stem Cell Therapy in India
There has been a rapid growth of stem cell therapy in India, and is not being overambitious to believe that in India and the world it could one day replace the expensive, painstakingly protracted and routinely ineffective conventional therapy for treating a multitude of acute and chronic ailments.
We at ReeLabs are proud to say we offer finest therapy options in approved indications..Read more to learn why you should choose ReeLabs.
What is the role of stem cells in regeneration of Degenerative Disorders?
Stem cells have an integral, indispensable role in many common degenerative disorders that have afflicted mankind since ages. They have a logical application in the healing process of these disorders by virtue of the properties of homing, plasticity and engraftment they possess. Homing means the ability of stem cells to reach the site of injury; plasticity means ability of stem cells to transform into the parent tissue or organ and engraftment means the ability to appropriately integrate with the parent tissue or organ. Thus the damaged organ or tissue can be potentially treated with SCT.
How can ReeLabs help me in therapy?
ReeLabs has pioneered its own comprehensive treatment solutions that look at providing “curative” as opposed to “supportive” therapies and has provided “hope” in many no “hope disorders” primarily in hematopoietic disorders but also congenital and degenerative disorders. Before administering therapy the patient’s medical history is thoroughly studied by an eminent panel of doctors with few pertinent eligibility criteria that need to be met. Thereafter, once the application of SCT is determined, the patient is appropriately counselled by suitable doctors regarding the correct dose, mode and duration of administration and more specifically time lines between administration of SCT and achieving favourable results. Further, ReeLabs shall also assist you in creating liaisons with suitable transplant physicians and hospitals to facilitate therapy.
Is it possible to get stem cells from ReeLabs for therapy even if I am not from India and cannot come to India for therapy?
Yes, it is possible to get therapy even if the patient cannot come down to India for the same. However, to successfully accomplish the therapy, one needs to first get in touch with ReeLabs and furnish all relevant details and investigations regarding his/her illness. This could be done via our website or post. Next, our empanelled eminent panel of doctors shall evaluate the possibility of using stem cells in the patient for the illness in question. After satisfactorily consensus on the same by ReeLabs, the patient’s doctor (whoever he is and wherever he is located) shall be comprehensively educated about the impending SCT before he can administer the same to you. The relevant stem cells shall be sent to the patient’s location using specifically cryo-shippers for therapy. In the unlikely scenario of the patient not having his own personal physician and also cannot come to India for therapy, ReeLabs shall try and make all possible efforts to provide the contact of a doctor closest to his place of stay.
What are the disorders that have been treated using cells by ReeLabs?
ReeLabs has the enviable, unbeatable track record of actually having processed and provided cells to various transplant physicians empowered to treat variety of approved disorders with excellent results. We have provided effective treatment solutions to numerous patients of leukemia, thallasemia, aplastic anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, etc.
What is the advantage of taking stem cells from ReeLabs?
Stem cells offered by ReeLabs are essentially safe, non-toxic, devoid of side effects and easy to administer while maximizing its beneficial effects in repair and regeneration of the cell, tissue or organ. Click here to know more why you should choose ReeLabs.
What are the various sources of stem cells offered by ReeLabs?
Who are the doctors associated with ReeLabs?
The professionals at ReeLabs represent more than a dozen different disciplines, including, but not limited to General Practitioners, Physicians, Neurologists, Cardiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Paediatricians and General Surgeons. Click here for a list of our tie-up doctors and hospitals.
Banking your Stem Cells
Did you know that ReeLabs can bank your precious stem cells from 10 different sources? We are also the first and ONLY centre in India to have the technical know-how to bank stem cells from the Placenta, Amniotic Sac and Amniotic Fluid.
From Leukaemia to Thalassemia, SCT is the first line of treatment for over 80 approved disorders. Learn how it can help you.
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