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Metabolic diseases are a type of health concern that can increase your risk of weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, and cancer. Metabolic disorders can have chronic effects on your health and well-being, including those that affect the liver. Stem cells are one of the most effective therapies for metabolic diseases, including many types of liver disease. At our Kirkland, WA, and St. Petersburg, FL offices, we offer personalized stem cell therapies for your needs.
What is Liver Disease?
Your liver is responsible for filtering and detoxifying your blood. Additionally, it digests and stores vital vitamins and nutrients from your diet. Liver disease can make it more difficult for your liver to perform its essential functions, leading to problems with your detoxification system and overall health. Some of the symptoms of liver disease include chronic fatigue, inflammation, and abdominal pain, although you may not notice any symptoms at the beginning of liver disease. It’s possible to live with liver disease, but can be life-threatening if it progresses to liver failure.
As many as 1 in 10 Americans live with some type of liver disease. Some types of liver disease are becoming more common, like those related to excess fat in the liver (called metabolic-associated fatty liver disease). MAFLD typically has a relationship with factors like diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
What Causes Liver Disease?
Liver disease can have many different causes, including hepatitis infection, immune system dysfunction, genetics, cancer, alcohol use, medication use, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. One result of liver problems is called cirrhosis, or scarring in the liver. This happens when chronic inflammation or death of liver cells results in the body replacing healthy tissue with scar tissue. Over time, scar tissue can begin to impair healthy liver tissue and the liver can no longer function like it needs to.
How Can Stem Cells Help Liver Disease?
The use of stem cells for liver disease is one alternative way to begin healing by reducing chronic inflammation and helping regenerate new liver tissue. By reducing inflammation, you can reduce the damage done to the liver cells. Stem cells can also regenerate new liver tissue to help support liver health and restore its vital functions. After completing stem cell therapy at our Seattle or St. Petersburg offices, many patients have been able to enjoy a more active and healthier lifestyle with liver disease.
Stem Cell Therapy for Liver Disease
Stem cell therapy for liver disease begins with selecting the source of stem cells that are best for you which may come from the fat or bone marrow of the patient, or from a screened donor sourced from umbilical cord tissue. After processing the stem cells would be infused through an IV in order to filter through all of the organs including the liver. The stem cells are beneficial for the modulation of systemic inflammation, regulating the immune system, and repairing any damaged tissue they come in contact with. Once they filter through the liver, the stem cells can begin to regenerate into healthy liver tissue cells and reduce chronic inflammation.
Stem cell therapy comes with very little risk of adverse reaction since they come from your own body or that of a screened donor. There’s very little downtime with stem cell therapy and you won’t need to stay in a hospital. During a consultation with our stem cell experts, you’ll learn more about what to expect from your therapy at our Kirkland and St. Petersburg offices.
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At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we’re dedicated to helping you live your most vibrant lifestyle. To learn more about how stem cells can help, contact us by calling or filling out our online contact form.