Stem cell research is one of the popular new frontiers in medical science. Scientists have ongoing studies on how these cells may help patients with neurodegenerative conditions and what benefits can be seen. Research has shown that stem cell therapy for TBI has the potential to help improve symptoms and provide patients with an encouraging option to help manage their condition.
Mesenchymal stem cells have the potential to differentiate into many types of cells in our body. Their regenerative and tissue repairing capabilities have captured the attention of many scientists in the field of regenerative medicine. When looking at neurodegenerative conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, stem cells have shown to help regenerate damaged tissues in the brain which can be difficult to treat with conventional modalities.
Neurodegenerative conditions involve damage or death of certain areas of the brain. When brain cells die due to a TBI, they don’t regenerate, and this affects the part of the body run by the affected section of the brain. These injuries also result in cognitive difficulties. A severe traumatic brain injury can be difficult to treat.
However, there are studies to show the science of how stem cells have the ability to migrate to the damaged tissues of the brain and differentiate to help replace lost cells. Stem cells are not a cure nor something that can be promised for each patient to see improvements, but they have been studied to show they are a safe option with healing potential to help manage symptoms and potentially slow or halt one’s condition.
There is still further research needed but studies thus far have shown that stem cells may be a safe and attractive option for those who have experienced a brain injury. The cells protect the brain from further damage and angiogenesis, the other outcome of the introduction of stem cells, results in the regeneration of neurons.
Stem cell therapy’s positive outcomes may increase when coupled with both physical and occupational therapy. This combination of therapies helps to retrain the affected parts of the brain. Other possible supportive therapies include hyperbaric oxygen, aquatic therapy, well-targeted diet plans, magnetic stimulations, peptide therapy, and so on. Positive outcomes patients have seen are improved motor functions, balance, coordination, muscle strength, swallowing, and speaking.
This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for TBI, also known as stem cells for traumatic brain injury. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.