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Autologous adult stem cell therapy treatment
Published on: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kota Kinabalu: Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapy is one of the many services available at the Jesselton Medical Centre (JMC).JMC Medical Director, Dr Tseu Fui Loong said it is the process of delivering adult stem cells, derived from your own body fat, back into damaged or injured areas of the body to help repair or replace damaged tissue, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.

"Adult stem cells are naturally abundant in our fat, skin, liver, teeth, bone marrow and other tissues. Stem cells exist throughout our bodies and are responsible for healing our cuts, bruises and other injuries. They also help us recover from every day wear-and-tear.

"The adult stem cells which reside in our body fat have become a very important research focus for scientists and doctors in recent years. Doctors are able to harvest these Adipose-Derived Stem and Regenerative Cells (ADRCs) through liposuction. Fortunately most of us have at least a little extra fat to spare," he explained.

According to Dr Tseu, through minimally invasive adult stem cell therapy, doctors are able to put your body's own natural healing capabilities to work for you. With this technique, he said doctors are now able to use your own adult stem cells to treat a variety of chronic illnesses.

Your own adult stem cells have been shown scientifically to have the following abilities:

• Respond to inflammatory signals when tissue damage occurs

• Travel to the injured area and begin to assess the damage

• Heal injured tissues, organs and body parts

• Facilitate the growth of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, which leads to improved blood flow in tissue.

• Reduce inflammation which aids healing.

• Attach to damaged tissue and recruit other cells that are necessary for tissue repair.

• Reduce the size of any scar tissue, such as that which forms after a heart attack.

• Last but not least, your own fat-derived stem cells can prevent continued cell death.

Dr Tseu said : "In other words, adult stem cells can regenerate to become new skin, bone, cartilage and even new blood vessels.

"These restorative adult stem cells can be isolated from your own fat tissue and targeted to specific areas of your body which is in need of special attention.

"Because they have the capacity to detect changes in the body which are causing pain or dysfunction, they are then able to respond and communicate with the local environmental needs to provide the correct tools needed for healing."

In addition, the Medical Director said, the unique blend of stem and regenerative cells found in your fat tissue has also been demonstrated to be remarkably effective in halting destructive immune response and restoring the body to a level of normal function by providing cellular-level repair of damage, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Quoting studies conducted thus far, Dr Tseu said these have now shown safety issues in patients using fat-derived adult stem cells, while assuring that "Because they are your own fat cells, there is no risk of rejection. There is also no risk of cancer."



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