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Stem Cell Count


The importance of stem cells in the bloodstream
Stem cells are produced in bone marrow and the move out into the blood stream. It plays role in repairing the damage organs. Therefore, the number of stem cells in the blood has to be enough to repair and maintain the functioning of various organs. Stem cells will be divided and replaced dead cells after that their signals are working together completely. So people with lower level of stem cells are at higher risk for the disease.

What does the amount of stem cells in blood stream indicate?
The researchers indicated that circulating stem cell was important for health. Person with the appropriate number of stem cells is healthy whereas patients with the lower number of stem cells can be led to cardiovascular disease. In addition, the lower number of Stem cells is found to be correlated with the disease and bad life style such as:
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Migraine
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vascular heart
  • Injured tissue
  • Smoking

Why do we have to measure the number of stem cells in the blood?
Stem cells’ function is similar to a backup power of unit cell. When any organ injuries such as cuts or when the accident occurred. The body has responded by releasing stem cells from the bone marrow into the blood stream to move to the wound. Stem cells will be differentiated into specific tissue; In this case, the stem cells are differentiated d into muscle skin and artery cells to replace the area that get wound. Moreover, the patients with cardiovascular disease who are treated by angioplasty, their symptom may be just relieved but not cured. There are many evidences have shown that patients with low amount of stem cells in blood stream are worse while patients with high amount of stem cells are recover. Therefore, measurement the amount of stem cells in blood stream is a good check making physicians treat patients on the right way.

Where can you get this checking service?
At the present, stem cell counting service is getting start to be well known in Thailand. There is service in big government hospitals and clinics with specialists in cell therapy. After testing, physicians will suggest and analyze the amount of stem cells especially EndothelialProgenitor Cell, EPC which plays an important role in vascular diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and erectile dysfunction

What should we do, if the number of stem cells in the blood is lower than normal?
Researchers indicate the relation between the amount of stem cells and heath. The high number of stem cells associates with good health. In contrast, the low number of stem cells associates with risky for diseases such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. This testing by cell therapeutic specialists can suggest you for the treatment efficiently.

What is the advantage of increasing the number of stem cells in the bloodstream?
Researchers found that the high number of stem cells associates with good health. Moreover, stem cells in the blood stream associates with the function of cardiovascular. The research of Vasa in 2001 found that the patients with vascular heart disease had lower number of stem cells type endothelial progenitor cells (EPC’s) than normal group. It was shown that stem cells of EPC's help in replacing coronary vascular degeneration. In addition, the study found that people with high blood levels of EPC's tend to lower coronary heart disease and live longer. EPC's cells are injected back into the bloodstream after that they will move out of the blood vessels to the ischemic heart muscle to stimulate the creation of new blood vessels to allow more blood flow into that heart muscle area. EPC's cells can also change the structure became part of the heart muscle. They will be assimilated into the heart muscle, and then secrete cytokines, which act as signaling molecules to recruit other cells for restoring the heart muscle in order to return to better work. The good result will be started within 1 month more noticeable in 3-6 months later.