14 Nov Why Physicians Love the Promise of Regenerative Medicine (And Why You Should, Too!)
People choose to become doctors because they want to save lives and improve the quality of life for their patients. Unfortunately, the current methods of using palliative and evidence-based treatment are limited in what they can offer. Even the newest medical treatments under the traditional model of medicine only treat symptoms without offering a real cure. This can be especially challenging with chronic medical conditions and serious injuries. Regenerative medicine allows physicians to give their patients hope where before they had only passive acceptance of their condition.
The promise of regenerative medicine is all the more exciting when you consider the needs of the 75.4 million members of the Baby Boomer generation. The oldest people of this generation are now 70 years old, and many have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes to manage. Traditional doctors simply can’t keep up with the needs of an aging population that gives them the quality of life they demand. Regenerative medicine offers more options by using patients’ own cells and tissues to facilitate healing and an eventual cure.
A Pain-Free Future
Living with chronic pain makes every day a challenge. It’s especially frustrating when medications that once relieved the pain no longer work or you have to take such high doses that the side effects make you miserable. While physical therapy helps some people recover from whatever is causing the pain, for others it only goes so far. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy are two primary examples of breakthroughs in curing chronic pain.
The plasma in your blood is rich with platelets that facilitate natural healing. When you have PRP treatment, your doctor obtains a small blood sample and places it in a spinning centrifuge to separate the plasma from the whole blood. It is then mixed with solution and injected back into your body at the site of the pain. Stem cells can come from your own body or from a donor. Both treatments restore damaged cartilage, cells, and tissue to restore pre-injury functioning. Some patients experience a cure after one treatment while others need up to four treatments spaced several weeks apart.
Regenerative Cell Therapy May Reverse Devastating Brain Disorders
Diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s occur because of degeneration in the central nervous system and brain. The ability to regenerate healthy cells and replace the deteriorating ones holds tremendous promise for people who are slowly being robbed of their memory, speech, mobility, and ability to care for themselves. Up until now, the best they could offer patients was medication to slow the progression of these brain disorders. With advances in regenerative medicine, the possibility of a cure has never been closer.
Given the amazing possibilities of regenerative medicine and its real-world applications, is it any wonder that doctors the world over are turning to the alternatives as a way to give their patients new life and hope?
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At Catalyst Regenerative Medicine (CRN), we help doctors heal patients by providing cutting edge regenerative medicine therapies and products. Derived from the body’s basic elements, these therapies help your body’s own ability to heal itself in a very dramatic and powerful way.