Quite a number of people throughout the world are tormented by kidney disease, either inherited or acquired. Impaired kidneys make them suffer from various discomforts and complications. For this reason, every patient with kidney disease try to find a kidney rebuilding treatment. Stem cell therapy just gives a new hope for these patients.
Stem cells are a class of multipotential cells that are able to differentiate into various cells. According to developmental stages, stem cells are divided into embryonic stem cell (ES) and adult stem cells.
ES, also called almighty stem cells, can differentiate into all types of tissues and organs, while adult stem cells can only differentiate into several or some certain tissue or organ. Therefore, ES is better as the source of stem cell therapy.Back To Top
Stem cell therapy refers to stem cells go to damaged areas and regenerate new cells and tissues in an appropriate condition. In recent years, this therapy has been used widely to treat respiratory diseases, cerebropathy, blood disease, liver diseases, etc. For kidney disease patients, stem cell therapy shows a quite potential effect on repairing damaged kidney inherent cells and rebuilding kidney normal structure.Back To Top
Within normal kidneys, there are five types of renal intrinsic cells that guarantee kidneys to work perfectly, including: glomerular epithelial cells, glomerular endothelial cells, interstitial fibroblast, glomerular mesangial cells and renal tubular epithelial cells.
Kidney disease is a condition in which these renal intrinsic cells are attacked and lose their ability gradually, so kidney function, also known as GFR, declines accordingly. When kidneys can't work normally, more and more waste products and toxins build up in the body to cause various complications.
CKD, IgA Nephropathy, Kidney Failure, PKD, Lupus Nephritis, FSGS, Nephrotic Syndrome, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertensive Nephropathy, etc are all common types of kidney disease that affects patients' health largely.Back To Top
In one sterile environment, a lot of stem cells are injected to patients' body. Then, they can go to damaged kidneys to differentiate into kidney inherent cells. For example, if glomerular epithelial cells are damaged, stem cells will differentiate into this kind of cells.
Once these new cells can play their work normally, it means kidney disease is treated fundamentally. Generally speaking, kidney disease patients may get the following benefits from this therapy:
- Repair damaged kidney cells and regenerate new cells
- Rebuild immune system through inhibiting the proliferation of T cells and immune reactions
- Improve kidney function largely
- Alleviate complications such as high creatinine level and hypertension
- Prevent the relapse of kidney disease
- Delay or even avoid dialysisBack To Top
Even though stem cell therapy shows an obvious and irreplaceable effect on treating kidney disease, not every country has corresponding centers to do this therapy. Besides, not all kidney disease patients can receive stem cell therapy. If you still have some kidney function, you can consult the online doctor to ask the nearest hospital or center to get stem cell therapy or whether you can use this therapy.Back To Top