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  1. What are stem cells?
  2. When do we use our body's stem cells?
  3. What's the difference between embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells?
  4. What are the sources of adult stem cells from one's own body?
  5. Which is the best source of adult stem cell and why?
  6. What is Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?
  7. How are stem cells activated?
  8. Is there any health risk from this procedure?
  9. Are there any moral or religious issues with regards to Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?
  10. What are the benefits from Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?
  11. How long has stem cell research been going on?
  12. Who can we contact for additional information about the procedure?

 

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, which mean they did not develop into the specialized cells that grouped to form the body's nerves, tissues, and organs during conception. However they can transform themselves into any of the 200 tissue-specific and organ-specific cells of the body. This characteristic plus their ability to continuously multiply make stem cells ideal for treating aged and diseased cells.

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When do we use our body's stem cells?

When we are injured or ill, we tap into our body's stem cell reserves to repair and replace our damaged and diseased tissue. However, when the reserve is finally depleted, we need the infusion of stem cells to rejuvenate our body.

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What's the difference between embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells?

Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the embryo and fetal tissues. Because of the ethical issues that have arisen over the method of extracting this type of stem cell it is clouded with ethical and moral issues. It has also been found that embryonic stem cells have caused tumors to develop in laboratory animals.

Adult stem cells, on the other hand, are extracted from the adult tissues like fats and the bone marrows.

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What are the sources of adult stem cells from one's own body?

There are three main sources of stem cells: the bone marrow, the peripheral blood and fat or adipose tissue.

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Which is the best source of adult stem cell and why?

The best source for adult stem cells is the adipose tissue or fat because it is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. On top of that, the adipose tissue can yield 100 times more stem cells than the bone marrow or peripheral blood.

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What is Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?

Autologous Fat Stem Cell Transplant uses the patient's own stem cells in the treatment. The stem cells are extracted from the patient's fat by liposuction. These are then incubated in a stimulating growth factor, isolated and infused back into the patient's body intravenously.

The whole procedure, performed in the operating room under local anesthesia and sedation, takes about four hours - an hour to extract, three hours to incubate and stimulate, and another hour to intravenously infuse into the body.

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How are stem cells activated?

Stem cells are activated using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and low intensity Adilight® LED.

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Is there any health risk from this procedure?

There is absolutely no health risk. Since the therapy uses your own body's stem cells, there is no chance that your immune system will reject the stem cells which may be the case if you receive stem cells from another person or an animal.

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Are there any moral or religious issues with regards to Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?

None whatsoever! Stem cells are natural. No one is harmed during the extraction of the stem cells. Moreover, the stem cells that will be used in your treatment are your own.

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What are the benefits from Autologous Stem Cell Transplant?

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant holds great promise in treating (or improving) a wide variety of degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injuries and even aging itself. Aside from reversing the effects of diseases, the therapy produce beneficial side effects such as rejuvenating the body to make it look younger and feeling stronger and in some patients, increasing the libido.

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How long has stem cell research been going on?

The Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been doing research and development works on the clinical uses of stem cells for the past 35 years. There are now about 2,000 patient protocols and outcomes related to stem cell research and treatment. There are also about 200 Ph.D's, scientists and doctors sharing their experiences and proprietary knowledge about stem cells.

Stem cells from fats were discovered in 1997 by Plastic Surgeons from University of Pittsburgh.

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Who can we contact for additional information about the procedure?

You may send an email to info@stemcellphil.com.

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