The FDA has not widely approved Stem Cells Therapy; at the time of this article, it seems very limited use applications have been approved in the cancer space. There is a ton of research being done, and several different tracks to the approval process may be underway based on who you speak to, where they are in the regenerative medicine ecosystem and which part of the process they are impacting.

In any case we have identified over 100 different therapies or conditions that say they are in one phase or another of the process, this may include the following concepts or headings:

  1. Right To Try
  2. Compassionate Use
  3. Doctors own ability to treat their patients as they see fit based on their education
  4. Internal Review Board
  5. Phase 1 Clinical trials
  6. Phase 2 Clinical trials
  7. Phase 3 Clinical trials
  8. Approved by USe or Medicare CPT Code
  9. Private Use
  10. FDA Master File

No matter what the route, it is very clear that many patients report success, and the industry as well as researchers and scientists who support the advancement of medicine are all pointing to the use of stem cells or regenerative medicine as the future of medicine.

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Cell therapies and other forms of regenerative medicine have great potential
for the development of new treatments when based on sound science
and rigorously tested in controlled clinical trials; however, many of
these interventions remain experimental and should only be offered to
patients through well-regulated clinical trials for narrowly defined
indications.

Top 100 Stem Cell Therapy Conditions research found to be underway as claimed by the researchers!

You may also hear many other connected words in the space, and those words and phrases are use interchangeably but are in truth not. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE between:

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Stam Cell IV
  • Wharton’s Jelly
  • Peptides
  • Exosomes
  • Regenerative Medicine

You may hear them used as synonyms but they are not!

CONSUMER NOTICE: 1Currently, the only stem cell products that are FDA-approved for use in the United States consist of blood-forming stem cells (also known as hematopoietic progenitor cells) that are derived from umbilical cord blood. These products are approved for use in patients with disorders that affect the production of blood (i.e., the “hematopoietic” system) but they are not approved for other uses.

NOTICE: VERY IMPORTANT see FDA Site for more information (CLICK HERE)

Stem Cells for Knee Pain

It appears that the #1 search and pain in the US today is Knee Pain and those who do not want to get knee surgery looking for alternative options to being operated on.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
    Osteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease.The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. Other osteoarthritis symptoms and signs include swollen joints, joint stiffness and creaking, as well as, loss of range of motion.The goal of treatment in osteoarthritis is to reduce joint pain and inflammation while improving and maintaining joint function.
  • Low Back Pain
    Functions of the low back, or lumbar area, include structural support, movement, and protection of certain body tissues.Pain in the low back can be a result of conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.Treatment of low back pain is optimally directed toward a diagnosed or suspected specific cause

Cardiovascular Health Research can be comprised of many individualized areas. Chase Medical Research conducts trials that are under the terminology of Cardiovascular Disease. These Cardiovascular trials include the following:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg — a systolic pressure above 140 with a diastolic pressure above 90.
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
    Cholesterol is the most common type of steroid in the body and a critically important molecule. Cholesterol is carried in the bloodstream as lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the “bad” cholesterol, conversely, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the “good” cholesterol.
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    Atrial fibrillation is an abnormality in the heart rhythm which involves irregular and often rapid beating of the heart.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive obstruction of airflow into or out of the lungs. The primary cause of COPD is cigarette smoking and/or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include air pollution, infectious diseases and genetic conditions.
  • The incidence of COPD has almost doubled since 1982. Experts have estimated about 32 million persons in the United States have COPD. The disease occurs slightly more often in men than in women.
  • COPD symptoms come on slowly and many people are consequently diagnosed after age 40-50, although some are diagnosed at a younger age. Symptoms include cough, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Heart disease (coronary artery disease) is caused by a buildup of cholesterol deposits in the coronary arteries. Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, heredity, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, and obesity. Symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath. There are a variety of tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease. Treatment includes life-style changes, medications, procedures, or surgery.
  • Cardiovascular Disease in conjunction with Obesity
    Obesity can be a major contributing factor leading to coronary artery disease.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a slowly progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and eventually by disturbances in reasoning, planning, language, and perception. Many scientists believe that Alzheimer’s disease results from an increase in the production or accumulation of a specific protein (beta-amyloid protein) in the brain that leads to nerve cell death.
  • Migraine Headaches
  • A form of vascular headache. Migraine headache is caused by a combination of vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the blood vessels. During a migraine attack, the temporal artery enlarges. (The temporal artery is an artery that lies on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple.) Enlargement of the temporal artery stretches the nerves that coil around the artery and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the artery magnifies the pain.
  • Depression
  • Depressive disorders have been with mankind since the beginning of recorded history. In the Bible, King David, as well as Job, suffered from this affliction. Hippocrates referred to depression as melancholia, which literally means black bile. Black bile, along with blood, phlegm, and yellow bile were the four humors (fluids) that described the basic medical physiology theory of that time. Depression, also referred to as clinical depression, has been portrayed in literature and the arts for hundreds of years, but what do we mean today when we refer to a depressive disorder? In the 19th century, depression was seen as an inherited weakness of temperament. In the first half of the 20th century, Freud linked the development of depression to guilt and conflict. John Cheever, the author and a modern sufferer of depressive disorder, wrote of conflict and experiences with his parents as influencing his development of depression.
  • Insomnia (difficulty with sleeping)
  • Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of difficulty falling asleep; waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep; waking up too early in the morning; or un-refreshing sleep. Secondary insomnia is the most common type of insomnia. Causes can be from illnesses, pain, anxiety, depression, medication, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, or another sleep disorder. Treatment for insomnia include lifestyle changes, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults.

There are three main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: This type of diabetes results from they body’s failure to produce insulin. As a result, the body cannot regulate blood sugar properly. It was formerly know as juvenile diabetes, but it can develop in patients of any age. Patients with this type of diabetes will need insulin injections for the rest of their lives.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: This type of diabetes comes from an insulin resistance, which results in high blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes still produce insulin, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, seen in 90% of all people diagnosed with diabetes, and is often found in obese patients.
  • Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar that is first seen during pregnancy. It is caused by the body’s insulin receptors not properly functioning during pregnancy.

There are other conditions associated with diabetes:

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease: Diabetes is a major risk factor for chronic kidney disease. In fact, diabetes is the number one cause for kidney failure. When a person has diabetes, their small blood vessels are damaged, making it difficult for the kidneys to properly filter your blood.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that is associated with diabetes. People with diabetic neuropathy often encounter painful tingling, numbness, and shooting pain in their hands and feet.

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases

Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases refer to diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, and the accessory organs of digestion, the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Gastrointestinal disorders can be both functional and structural.

Functional gastrointestinal disorders are those in which the GI tract looks normal but doesn’t work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the GI tract (including the colon and rectum). Diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease are several common examples.

Structural gastrointestinal disorders are those in which the bowel looks abnormal and doesn’t work properly. Sometimes, the structural abnormality needs to be removed surgically. Common examples of structural GI disorders include hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, colon polyps, colon cancer, and crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease).

Many of these disorders can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits, and submitting to cancer screening.

A Colonoscopy is recommended for average risk patients at age 50. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, a colonoscopy may be recommended at a younger age, typically at 10 years younger than the affected family member.

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
    Erectile Dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to have a hard erection initially and/or to have a hard erection that lasts long enough for sexual activity. The ability to participate in sexual intercourse depends upon the brain, hormones, nerves, and blood vessels that supply the penis. A variety of mechanisms and feedback loops need to work for an erection to occur.There are numerous causes of ED including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.Treatment of ED depends upon the cause but may include medications, testosterone replacement therapy and, for some men, prosthetic devices surgically inserted into the penis.
  • Low Testosterone
    Testosterone is a hormone. During puberty, testosterone helps build a man’s muscles, deepens his voice, and boosts the size of his penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man’s muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex.After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. A decrease in sex drive sometimes accompanies the drop in testosterone, leading many men to mistakenly believe that their loss of interest in sex is simply due to getting older.Having a gradual decline in your testosterone level as you age is to be expected. Treatment is sometimes considered if you are experiencing symptoms related to low testosterone.
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a common condition in men that is part of the normal aging process. The urethra is a tube that passes through the prostate and drains the bladder. A man with BPH often has difficulty emptying the bladder because the urethra is being compressed by prostatic tissue. This compression of the urethra makes it difficult for the bladder to generate enough pressure to overcome the obstruction. Over time, the bladder itself begins to weaken making urination even more difficult.Symptoms of BPH include urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy and straining, as well as, poor urine stream and dribbling.Treatment of BPH may include medications or surgery, depending upon the man, any underlying medical conditions he may have, and the severity of his symptoms.

Obesity

Obesity is an epidemic that is facing our nation.  In the United States, one out of every three adults is obese and one out of every 20 adults has morbid obesity.

The excess body fat associated with obesity causes a variety of serious health issues, including heart disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes and more.

To prevent these serious health issues, weight loss is necessary. There are many strategies that can be taken, with the main ones being regular physical exercise and healthy eating.  In essence, commitment to a healthy life style is key.  Every step towards a healthy life style change can help create a moderate weight loss.  And, this change can prove very beneficial in combating chronic illness, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Women’s Specific Health Stem Cell Research:

  • Osteoporosis
    A condition characterized by the loss of bone density, which leads to an increased risk of bone fracture. Unless one experiences a fracture, a person may have osteoporosis for decades without knowing it. Treatment for osteoporosis may involve medications that stop bone loss and increase bone strength and bone formation, as well as quitting smoking, regular exercise, cutting back on alcohol intake, and eating a calcium- and vitamin D-rich balanced diet
  • Overactive Bladder
    A sudden involuntary contraction of the muscle wall of the bladder causing urinary urgency (an immediate unstoppable need to urinate). Overactive bladder is is a form of urinary incontinence. Treatment options may include Kegel exercises, biofeedback, vaginal weight training, pelvic floor electrical stimulation, behavioral therapy, and medications.
  • Migraine Headaches
    A form of vascular headache. Migraine headache is caused by a combination of vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the blood vessels. During a migraine attack, the temporal artery enlarges. (The temporal artery is an artery that lies on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple.) Enlargement of the temporal artery stretches the nerves that coil around the artery and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the artery magnifies the pain.
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
    A common gastrointestinal disorder involving abnormal gut contractions (motility) characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with alternating diarrhea and constipation, symptoms that tend to be chronic and to wax and wane over the years. Also called spastic colitis, mucus colitis, nervous colon syndrome.
  • Obesity in Women
    The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads, but in general, it is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount body fat. A certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions. The normal amount of body fat (expressed as percentage of body fat) is between 25-30% in women. Women with over 30% body fat are considered obese.
  • Osteoarthritis
    A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. Also known as degenerative arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease.
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
    Refers to a low level of sexual desire and interest manifested by a failure to initiate or be responsive to a partner’s initiation of sexual activity
  • Birth Control Research
    There are a number of different methods of birth control to include: barrier methods, IUDs, hormonal methods, natural methods, and surgical sterilization. Birth control methods can be reversible or permanent. In simple terms, all methods of birth control are based on either preventing a man’s sperm from reaching and entering a woman’s egg (fertilization) or preventing the fertilized egg from implanting in the woman’s uterus (her womb) and starting to grow.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Nephrology is the specialty of medicine that deals with the diseases of the kidney.

Chronic Kidney Disease is the gradual loss of kidney function over a course of time.  If it continues to get worse, individuals can experience high blood pressure, anemia, nerve damage, and weak bones. This disease affects roughly 37 million adults. 

Two of the main causes of Chronic Kidney Disease are high blood pressure and diabetes.

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