Updated: Jun 30
In order to understand what they are, let's start with how they are used. Regenerative therapy medicine is a school of medicine focused on looking at how health conditions have changed over time and returning to a healthy version of yourself. These treatments are attractive to patients as they offer them the chance to return to a younger, healthier version of themselves rather than just repair their injuries.
Whether you are looking to rehabilitate a disc, a joint, a nerve, or your entire body, this treatment aims to give you the chance to live longer and better. These options have only recently become available and are regulated by the FDA’s Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies (OCTGT) within the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) in the United States.
Now that we know how they are used, let's see where they come from and what their benefits are.
Exosomes and microvesicles are found in many cells, not only stem cells. And these cells have beneficial properties for our bodies such as helping manage degenerative conditions, tissue repair, anti-inflammation, and anti-aging because they target old cells and instruct them to regenerate and repair.
SO WHAT TYPES OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS MIGHT BE AIDED BY EXOSOMES?
• Musculoskeletal – Joints, discs, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons
• Neurodegenerative – MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Cerebellar Ataxia
• CNS Injury/Trauma – CVA, CTE, TBI, SCI, Transverse Myelitis, Cerebellar Ataxia
• Heart Disease – MI, Angina, CHF
• Lung Disease – COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Interstitial Lung Disease
• Liver Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease – UC, Crohn’s
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Urinary Incontinence
• Peripheral Vascular Disease
• Cerebral Palsy/Seizure Disorders/Autism
• Numerous Aesthetic Applications
• Depression/Bipolar Disorder
• Drug Addiction
• Type II Diabetes Mellitus
The treatment consists of injections as the minuscule size of exosomes allows for easy injection-based therapies. If you want to learn more about exosomes, please read on our next blog.
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