Cells: The Basics
A stem cell is an essential building block for survival. A stem cell is responsible for acting as the foundation for every living being. They are capable of forming any tissue or organ in the body, which is unique from other cells, while they can still self-renew and replicate constantly. Their plasticity acts as another differentiator from other cells as their ability to create tissue for an organ different than their originating organ is essential to their benefit in regenerative medicine.
Why the Lung Institute Uses Cells To Save Lives?
Stem cell treatments at the Lung Institute have proven to improve the functionality of lungs affected by chronic lung disease, but cells are capable of forming any differentiated cell, so they can actually develop into any organ or tissue in the body, which proves their versatility in the medical field. Since cells self-renew, they divide indefinitely, which means they are ideal to promote the healing of organs. As new tissue is created by the cells, organs are strengthened and the effects of organ damage are minimized.
What Cells Do We Use?
The newly opened Lung Institute in TN offers cellular therapys with adult autologous cells. The cells come directly from an adult patient’s body only to be administered to the same patient. This decreases the potential of rejection and undermines any possible controversy about cellular therapy.
The Lung Institute provides two unique cellular therapys: bone marrow and venous (blood-derived). The recommended cellular therapy will be determined based on the patient’s health history and their current condition. The recommended treatment type will be determined during a physician consultation. During cellular therapy, the cells target the damaged tissue or organ in order to reinforce function and improve lives.
How It Works at the Lung Institute
Depending on the cellular therapy, recommended, the cells are extracted from the patient’s body either through bone marrow or blood. The cells are isolated by a professional, and almost immediately, the cells are given back to the individual intravenously allowing patients to breathe in the cells. Now, the cells can begin to promote the healing of lung tissue, so patients can breathe easier and bring their life within reach.