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Will Stem Cell Therapy Treat Diabetes Mellitus and Kidney Disease

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-06-25 08:24

Topics: Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy

Details: My father is suffering from kidney disease. He had creatinine 5.2, and now it is 4.5 and he is also suffering from diabetes mellitus since 15 or 16 years. Please, guide us about stem cell therapy and its side effects and consequences.

Expert Answer

Your description about your father’s case shows his kidney problem and high creatinine level is more likely to be caused by 15 or 16 years’ diabetes mellitus. Until now, Stem Cell Therapy has been applied to treat both kidney disease and diabetes. Through the guidance of cytokines of damaged kidney cells, stem cells can find the damaged part of kidneys and pancreas. Then, these stem cells will differentiate into the corresponding tissues to play their function.

However, this doesn’t mean all patients can get complete recovery through this new treatment. The biggest side effect is that the injected cells won’t differentiate in the body, so patients’ illness condition aggravates continuously.

As for the estimate cost, it should depend on patients’ medical condition. Here, we have to emphasize that the cost of this therapy is much higher than other treatments. To get the cost in detail, you had better tell us more about your father’s medical condition. Then, kidney experts will help you as much as possible.

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