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1. What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the therapy that promotes the repair of tissues which are injured, diseased or dysfunctional by used of specialized stem cells which can differentiate into specific desired cell type.
2. Why stem cell therapy is required?
Stem cell therapy is required for regeneration of damaged tissues, tissues that may be damaged or injured, nervous disorders, diabetes,heart problems, etc. Repair occurs at cellular level in stem cell therapy.
3. Who performs a stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is performed by a group of specialized surgeons who are qualified and trained for the same along with researchers in the field of biotechnology. Specialized conditions and equipments are required to carry out the therapy. Depending on the body part affected, there might be specialist surgeons of that field too.
4. Is stem cell therapy safe?
Though the stem cells used in stem cell therapy are our own body cells, there are various safety issues like undesired allergic reaction at the site of administration, ability of the cell to multiply rapidly, failure of the cells to work as expected and the growth of tumors.Thus, stem cell therapy is not safe until and unless there is experimental proof of the success of particular stem cell therapy.
5. How effective is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is often effective to a great extent for the treatment of tissue damage which occurs due to various medical conditions. It is safe to use stem cell therapy that has valid data, but as of now it is not totally clear that stem cell therapies are risk-free.