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How could stem cells help to treat diseases?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lots of ways: You need to be aware that most of the "stem cell therapies" advertised directly to consumers are unproven at best, and cynical scams at worst. Wikipedia is actually pretty good on the real science. Be very wary. Best wishes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem-cell_therapy

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do we use stem cells to treat disease?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Stem cells & disease: Stem cell use is considered experimental and is not fda-approved for the treatment of any disease. That being said, it would be foolish of me to describe any diagnostic code for which stem cells can be used. Although not treating any "disease", my patients enjoy over a 90% satisfaction with their experimental association with stem cells. Many labs around the country are conducting test currently.
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What is the function of stem cells and how can they help you?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Stem cell function: If body tissue is damaged, several signals (growth factors) are released and wake up the sleeping stem cells, which home in on the damaged area and advance the process of healing. The activation of these stem cells locally also attracts stem cells in the bone marrow to circulate and migrate to the damaged area. Once the stem cells are there, they can differentiate into the type of tissue needed.
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Can stem cells cure diseases?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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