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What is stem cell therapy?

When a doctor places a new stem cell into a damaged tissue in order to try and treat a disease or injury, then this is generally known as stem cell therapy. In some situations, researchers believe that stem cell therapy may change how disease and injures are treated. Certain amounts of stem cell therapies may not be approved or the treatments are expensive or in the experimental stages. Bone marrow transplants are the only stem cell treatments that are an exception to this rule. When an individual is in need of stem cell treatments or the individual is looking into what stem cell treatments may be available for them, then the individual may have many questions regarding what stem cell treatments can be used for, if a stem cell treatment may help or even if a stem cell treatment is what is needed. Read below to find common questions about stem cell therapy that has been answered by Experts.

Should an individual get stem cell therapy and what may be some of the side effects?

When an individual is thinking into getting stem cell therapy, there may be an issue with the major side effects as well as some stem cell therapies may not be approved for use. There may also be some debates where the effects or even benefits of stem cell therapy may be under some form of debate. If the individual is considering stem cell therapy, the individual may deal with some side effects such as mouth sores, anemia, eating or drinking issues, unable to have children or even severe tiredness.

Can a person use embryonic stem cell therapy to treat joint issues?

When someone is considering embryonic stem cell therapy in order to help with joint issues, then the individual may not be able to access this type of stem cell therapy due to the therapy still being in the research stages. Some doctors may have found breakthroughs with the embryonic stem cell therapy, however this type of therapy may not be available for use in people at the moment.

Can stem cell therapy be used to treat nerve issues?

When an individual is having nerve issues, there may be a chance that the individual may consider stem cell therapy; however there may also be some cases where certain stem cell therapy treatments are in the beginning stages of research. When a doctor does use stem cell therapy in order to treat nerve issues, then there may be a chance that the nerve issues may be in the brain or have to do with the nerves of the brain.

What is it called when a person has lack of blood flow to a area of the body and what can be done to help the blood flow?

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