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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo.Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more

Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Inflammatory Conditions (Definition)

Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do ...Read more


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Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

No: The inflammatory process in RA is in the synovium (the tissue that lines the joint). Cartilage damage can occur secondary to this inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

What lethal diseases are treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplants?

Many: The main lethal disease treated with stem cell transplants are hematologic malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia) is also treated with stem cell transplants. Some life-threatening genetic disease can also be treated with a transplant. ...Read more

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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause decreased bone marrow?

What conditions can cause decreased bone marrow?

Many diseases can do: Radiation and chemotherapy are common causes. Cancer can get into the bone marrow and replace it, thus crowding the bone marrow cells and prevent normal function. Sometimes the cause is unknown..It is called aplastic bone marrow( aplastic anemia). Cancer of the blood cells(leukemia)can also suppress normal bone marrow and cause low blood counts or sometime high blood counts(but few normal cells). ...Read more

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What genetic disorder can be cured by bone marrow transplants?

What genetic disorder can be cured by bone marrow transplants?

Blood related.: A bone marrow transplant gives someone a new immune system, and new cells from which to make red cells, white cells and platelets. Bmt can cure genetic hemoglobin disease like thalassemia major, where a person cannot make red cells. Bmt can cure congenital neutropenias (very low white cells). Immune system defects such as severe combined immune deficiency (scid) are candidates too. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle proliferation of plasma cells; this may be treated with marrow suppressors. In an older person, "hypoplastic marrow" may be from sampling a place where marrow was a bit scant; the blood picture's key here. Your physicians know more. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some bone diseases or disorders?

What are some bone diseases or disorders?

A lot of them : There are a lot of bone diseases/disorders known- from trauma, inflammatory process, infections, autoimmune disease, degenerative disorder, benign tumor, malignancy, etc. What is your specific question? ...Read more

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Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Varied: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, can cause pericarditis. Kidney failure (uremic pericarditis), tumors, genetic diseases such as familial mediterranean fever, or rarely, medications that suppress the immune system can also be the cause. In a number of cases of pericarditis, the cause is unknown. This is referred to as idiopathic pericarditis. ...Read more

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Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis?

Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis?

NO relationship: This question has been asked and answered numerous times on this site. Masturbation does NOT cause disease or blindness! ...Read more

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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Which systems are affected by chronic myeloid leukemia?

Which systems are affected by chronic myeloid leukemia?

Primarily the blood: While it is a cancer of the white blood cells, if it is not well controlled, then CML can affect the whole body by affecting your immune system and blood supply. ...Read more

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What causes bone marrow tumors to form?

Do not know: There are multiple different types of bone marrow tumors and the cause for almost all is unknown. A few things like exposure to benzene and radiation do predispose a person to leukemia. You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/causes/CON-20024914 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. ...Read more

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What are complications post- bone marrow transplant?

What are complications post- bone marrow transplant?

Many!: Risks are lower if you had your own cells (autologous) or a twin's cells (syngeneic), and higher if you had someone else's (allogeneic). There are short-term and long-term risks. Risks include graft vs host disease, infections (some fatal), liver problems, bleeding, cataracts, infertility, heart damage, lung damage, kidney damage, and others. ...Read more

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more