When it comes to Regenerative Medicine, there are significant advancements in the treatment of diseases and injuries that affect many within the global population today. The discoveries and innovations of Regenerative Medicine are paving the way to health and longevity in the future.
Regenerative Medicine involves methods to repair or replaced diseased cells, organs or tissues. There are also advancements in the generation and use of therapeutic stem cells and the production of artificial organs. Without doubt, Regenerative Medicine stands to alter the course of lives for the better today.
- Stem Cell Therapy:
Researchers and specialists look to stem cell therapy for advancements in treating diseases that may benefit from regenerated or repaired tissues. Patients who suffer from heart disease, stroke, burns, cancer, and spinal cord injuries are excellent candidates for stem cell therapy.
Also, innovative gains in stem cell therapy have led to advancements in transplant and regenerative medicine. Researchers continue to make significant strides in understanding future therapeutic uses to repair and regenerate tissue repair.
- Cartilage Regeneration:
For a long time, it was understood that cartilage did not regenerate in adulthood. So once cartilage was injured or deteriorated from age or illness, there was little to do about a patient’s bones rubbing against each other.
No longer. Emerging therapies for cartilage regeneration bring real hope for patients who suffer from debilitating osteoarthritis. Cartilage regeneration technology has the potential to be life-changing for patients who require total joint replacement.
- Prolozone Therapy:
Another development in the treatment of degenerative disease is Prolozone Therapy, a technique that combines neural, ozone, and prolotherapy principles. This non-surgical treatment proves to be a successful method of halting pain in patients who suffer from chronic joint pain.
Prolozone therapy gets to the root of the problem and is a far less expensive treatment compared to pain medication or surgery. For some patients, prolozone can bring relief as soon as the first injection. For patients who suffer from damaged ligaments, tendons, joints or muscles, Prolozone Therapy can alleviate pain and restore quality of life.
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has come a long way from its initial treatment uses in the 1960s. Today, the use of plant-based synthetic hormones can elevate estrogen levels in women for menopausal symptoms and boost low-testosterone in men.
For men suffering from hormonal imbalance, diminishing levels of testosterone can negatively impact mood management and energy levels. The beneficial results of DHEA and growth hormones bring tremendous promise in the treatment of many physical and sexual health problems.
BHRT is also commonly used to treat bone loss in women who are prone to Osteoporosis. Further, mood swings, memory loss and fatigue can be alleviated through BHRT. And decreases in hormone levels are not just a problem for the aging population – certain diseases and medical conditions can lead to less than optimal hormonal levels.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy:
Another effective treatment for patients who suffer from pain brought on by injured tendons and sprained knees is the preparation of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This preparation is injected into the injured area to encourage swifter healing. PRP can also be used during surgery.
PRP holds promise in the treatment of certain chronic tendon issues and low-to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. And while there may be pain at the injection site, there does not appear to be an increased risk of infection, tissue damage or nerve injuries for patients who choose PRP for their chronic pain.
If you believe Regenerative Medicine holds promise to alleviating your age-related or injury-based pain or limited mobility, please reach out to Apollo Medical Associates. Our experts will help you decide on the best treatments and therapies for your unique needs.