Some parts of our body repair and heal by themselves while some do not. Several species like the salamanders and planarians regrow a missing or damaged part of their bodies. This process is called regeneration. Some human organs, such as the skin and liver, also regenerate when they are damaged. Regeneration can happen using tissue-specific stem cells or without stem cells at all.
Regenerative medicine is that branch of medicine that develops methods to repair, replace or regrow diseased or damaged tissues, organs, or cells as well as normalize congenital disabilities. Unlike the liver and skin, other organs in the human body do not regenerate. The goal of regenerative medicine is to find ways for different organs and tissues to repair and regrow. Regenerative medicine attempts to restore the structure and function of damaged tissue and organs. It includes the generation and use of stem cells, tissue engineering, as well as the production of artificial organs.
Traditional doctors treat symptoms of severe disease with medication, transplants, and lifestyle change, which decreases your quality of life. In addition to that, it is likely the condition will return. Regenerative medicine will go beyond the symptoms to provide a permanent cure. The goal is to complete the healing using your own cells, blood, and tissue.
Regenerative medicine is a promising medical field with a lot of benefits such as:
It results in enhanced healing and reduced pain: Regenerative medicine focuses on eliminating the root cause of the pain rather than managing the symptoms alone. PRP and stem cell therapies deliver growth factors to the injured area to aid the healing of tissues. It helps the patient heal faster and experience less pain compared to the traditional method.