With advances in medicine, health care providers may soon heal diseased and damaged tissue instead of prescribing medication to alleviate symptoms. At A Body Renaissance in Santaquin, Utah, Jennifer Trinidad, DNP, is paving the way toward the future of health care with regenerative medicine therapy, using stem cells to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To learn more about regenerative medicine therapy, call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment today.
Regenerative medicine therapy is a new and exciting area of medicine focused on using stem cells to repair diseased and damaged tissue to restore health and function. While researchers haven’t fully tapped into the powers of regenerative medicine therapy, it has the potential to cure illnesses such as Type 1 diabetes and heart disease.
Your body has its own set of stem cells, which are found in the bone marrow and fatty tissue. These cells are different than other types of cells in your body because they can divide and renew, as well as transform into specialized cells, such as bone cells or muscle cells.
Doctors have used stem cells as a form of treatment for leukemia (bone marrow transplant) for years. More recently, researchers have tested the use of stem cells as a treatment for other medical conditions, such as heart disease. When injected directly into the diseased or damaged tissue, the stem cells used for regenerative medicine therapy can transform themselves into the needed specialized cells to repair the damage.
Jennifer determines if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine therapy during a consultation. She currently offers innovative treatment to help those suffering from arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other inflammatory diseases.
Regenerative medicine therapy is more invasive than other treatments and Jennifer may first suggest more conservative therapies to manage your health condition. If you fail to improve with conservative therapies, then she may suggest innovative treatment.
Jennifer performs your regenerative medicine therapy at the office. Depending on your need for therapy, she provides your stem cells either as an injection directly into the diseased tissue or infused through an IV line. Jennifer develops your treatment plan before starting so you know what to expect and how to prepare.
Regenerative medicine therapy is safe and causes few side effects, but you may experience some swelling and redness at the site of your injection. Downtime isn’t usually needed after therapy, but Jennifer may recommend activity modifications depending on your specific health needs.
To schedule a consultation with Jennifer to learn more about regenerative medicine therapy and how it may benefit you, call A Body Renaissance or use the online booking button today.