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Stem Cell Therapy For Hair Loss
Can Stem Cells therapy Cure Hair Loss(male pattern baldness)? Is it approved by FDA? I am 28 yrs male, losing hairs from temple and crown.
No: Please do not waste your money on unapproved stem cell treatment. It may be causing you concern but baldness is a benign condition and you may try to live with it or get a hair piece. The so called stem cell treatment will not only cost a lot, will not help and may expose you to dangers of unapproved treatments. ...Read more
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Can minoxidil regain the hair which are already loss?or meso or stem cell therapy regain the hair which are already loss?
Thin growth: Minoxidil will regrow hair, but it will be finer than your original hair - and you will loose the regrown hair if you stop using Minoxidil products. The Stem Cell therapy is going to cost about $3,000 - and there may be maintenance costs as well. Talk to a Dermatologist about your options and the potential costs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not available yet: Mainstream medicine is looking at this, and there are promising leads, but it's also being offered by charlatans. When it fails, they'll still have your money and will blame you on some pretext. Here's an update from a legitimate source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271898.php For now, why not get a baseball cap or shave your head and build muscle? Nothing looks better for a man. ...Read more
Hi, I am 21 yrs old.I have started balding since 2 yrs.What should I do to stop further baldness.Should go for stem cell therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy: I have been heavily involved in using adipose derived stem cell therapy for hair loss and although our results have been promising, this therapy is still being research by teams lead by myself and others. I would suggest having a consultation with a hair restoration expert as a first step. There are many proven therapies that you might benefit from first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basics: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more
Stem cells: Stem cells are 'mult potential'cells meaning that they can evolve into many different types of cells. Research is being done to determine if introducing stem cells into abnormal or damaged organs, could replace the damaged or abnormal cells of that organ or slow the progression of diseases affecting the cells. ...Read more
Yes: International uses of adult stem cells are becoming commonplace. Outside us regulatory issues permit the separation-isolation of many types of undifferentiated cell types. In combination with platelet concentrates, use of adult stem cells are used in many regenerative, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, pain, tissue rejection, and wound healing. ...Read more
Experimental: Stem cells are being tried in a few inherited conditions but not for trauma or ordinary disease of the retinal like diabetic change. This is finally an active area of research after being killed during the bush years. Hopefully something will come out of it. ...Read more
Dentists: How has stem cell therapy and PRP helped patients in your general or specialty practice and for which procedures?
Stem cells and PRP: The stem cells based therapies could help in treating damaged teeth (cementum, periodontal ligament fibers, and dental pulp), bone regeneration and also treating nerve injuries. PRP is used already in dental surgery (soft tissues, bone tissue and TMJ). More research is needed, but the results so far are promising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's Possible: Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have no movement on the left part of the body due to brain stroke. Is it possible to cure it by stem cell therapy?
Not at this time: There have been some research trials in stem cell therapy for paralysis from stroke but unfortunately no breakthroughs to my knowledge. The university of pittsburgh medical school has been out in front with this type of research. Hopefully someday there will be a treatment that can reverse paralysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A relative of mine has lost movement of left part of the body due to brain stroke. Could stem cell therapy work for this?
My daughter has epilepsy and my bro in law was thinking of doing stem cell therapy to repair the acc.Do u think its a smart idea?
Be cautious: Stem cells are a big research area in some parts of the world & do have promise for a wide variety of issues. To my knowledge there are no fda approved stem cell therapies for epilepsy.As a hot area of research there are some that use the idea of a new technology to fleece the public. Be cautious & investigate all claims. Foreign material injected into the body can result in reactions or death. ...Read more
What is the effect of marijuana on stem cell therapy for the knees? I've read: 1) it produces bone 2) it helps stem cells grow...Thank you
No evidence: I am unaware of any scientific evidence of the effect on bone or stem cell growth. Biocellular therapy using stem/stromal cells and biologic agents (like platelet concentrates) are stimulated by growth factors and signal proteins to produce the healing effects. If you have such evidence you should post it on the site or inform your doctors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, ...Read more
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