Stem cell therapy in Dubai
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses stem cells or their derivatives to treat various medical conditions, which include infertility. Stem cells promote the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional, or injured tissue.
Today, medical researchers are considering stem cells a promising strategy for the regeneration of damaged organs because of their high different potential and high abundancy, unlike organ transplantation, as donor organs are limited in supply.
How are stem cells obtained?
Given below are the two main sources of stem cells:
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs)
The sources of embryonic stem cells are blastocysts. A blastocyst is a term given to a 3 to 5 days old embryo, and it consists of about 150 cells.
Adult-driven stem cells (ADSC)
These stem cells are sourced from adult tissues, such as bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) and adipose-tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs).
How does stem cell therapy work theoretically?
Stem cells have the natural ability to grow and regenerate into new cell types. When kept under the right conditions in a laboratory, the stem cells can be manipulated to divide to form more specific types of cells ,such as heart muscle cells, brain cells, bone cells, blood cells, or nerve cells. Their functionality also modifies accordingly when these cells are introduced to specific organs.
For example, if a patient has heart disease, the doctor injects the healthy stem cells into their heart muscle. The transplanted heart muscle cells could then contribute to repairing the injured heart muscle.
Applications of stem cell therapy in infertility treatment
Treatment of erectile dysfunction
Stem cell therapy can be used to restore sufficient erectile function as supported by new clinical trial results demonstrations. This ability of stem cells will allow previously impotent patients to have spontaneous intercourse.
Ovarian regeneration and oocyte production
Today, stem cell-based strategies are being proposed for treating infertility in women. Researchers are working on stem cells for ovarian regeneration and possible oocyte production.
Dr. Amal’s work in stem cell research
Dr. Amal Al Mulla is a renowned fertility specialist in Dubai. She has vast experience of over 20 years of working as an obstetrician and gynecologist and a researcher in stem cell therapy. Dr. Amal has been actively working on using stem cells for infertility treatment. So if you want to know more about your options for stem cell therapy in Dubai to resolve your fertility issues, reach out to Dr. Amal for a consultation today.
The first step of IVF is inducing ovulation, where the doctor asks you to take fertility medications that boost your hormonal levels and help you ‘superovulate’- producing multiple mature eggs.