amniotic stem cell therapy
AFT Regenerative Therapy
What is Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy (AFT)?
Amniotic stem cell therapy is a process where multipotent stem cells are derived from placental tissue in amniotic fluid. Amniotic stem cells are found in placentas donated following childbirth then tested and preserved to assure safety. Amniotic fluid contains growth factors, non-aged collagen, hyaluronic acid, cytokines, extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, and viable cellular materials which help the body’s natural healing and regeneration of tissues. Amniotic fluid therapy is used to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair and facilitate the regrowth of damaged tissue.
What are the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy?
Amniotic fluid stem cells are very active and can generate replacements for cells that are lost through wear and tear, injury, or disease. The treatment may improve outcomes for patients that reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair, and support new blood vessel formation. It is also immune-privileged so there is no chance that the body will reject the treatment.
What are the Disadvantages of Amniotic Therapy?
The main problem associated with AFT is its cost-effectiveness. While there are some ethical issues with embryonic stem cell therapy, the use of amniotic stem cell therapy raises no ethical or moral questions.
What is the Process of Receiving Amniotic Therapy?
Amniotic fluid fills the sac that surrounds the fetus in the uterus. Instead of discarding the fluid as waste, amniocentesis is used to test the amniotic fluid for abnormalities. The fluid is then engineered into specialized cells and used for treating diseases and injuries that require stem cell therapy as treatment.
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