Why is your health important?

Health without further argue is the most amazing blessing a person could get. Of course, living a healthy life is not too easy as we are increasingly exposed the modern industrialised environment, pollution and the quality of food that we feed ourselves, continues to decline.

All this adds to the daily trauma and stress that our bodies have to bear.

What happens when we age?

Ageing is a natural process where over time, the body is not able to renew or replace dying cells. Stem cells are reduced with age, and thus unable to stimulate regeneration. The ageing process naturally leads to decrease function, illness and mortality.

Externally, we lose hair, our skin wrinkle and sag.

Internally, our organs start to fail, we lose the capacity to think and remember, our muscles shrink, our bones become brittle and our hormone levels drop.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells which are found in our body are non-specific cells without any tissue-specific structure. They can easily replicate themselves to form specific cells such as heart muscle cells or nerve cells and to perform specific functions.

Research are now showing that stem cells can slow down the progress of some diseases by replicating into specific cells and replacing the damaged cells in the body; thus restoring the vitality and functionally of the organs.

In fact, stem cells can also be expanded outside the body under laboratory conditions and later transplanted in the defective area of the organ for it to regain its functional efficiency.

Because of this anti-ageing property, cosmetic formulations based on stem cell regenerative therapy are increasingly being introduced to the market to halt the mark of ageing on the skin and restore its youthful glow.

2 main types of Stem Cells?

The human body has two key types of stem cell that are currently showing great promise to mankind: Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

HSCs that are found in the cord blood and peripheral blood are multipotent stem cells that have the potential to differentiate mainly into blood components such as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc.

MSCs readily differentiate into neurons as well as bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat tissue. MSCs aren’t currently being used in treatment, but researchers are very excited about their potential in the emerging fields of gene therapy and cellular repair.

It’s thought MSCs may have the ability to treat disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, stroke damage or even spinal cord injury.

What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCS)?

MSCs is true adult multipotent stem cell that has been shown differentiate or trans-differentiate into fat, cartilage, bone, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, neurons, mesangial cells, epithelial cells and liver cells.

MSCs can be found mainly in bone marrow, Wharton’s Jelly (umbilical cord), peripheral blood and adipose tissues. These sources are widely acknowledged as safe sources of Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

What is the difference between Allogeneic and Autologous?

Allogeneic Stem Cells (donor-derived stem cells) is an umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCMSCs) that are able to replenish stem cells and revive any dwindling stem cells in our body.

UC-MSCs are the youngest cells in the body of a newborn, and is easily harvested at birth. Extensive and detailed donor selection process through thorough genetic testing up to 3 generation to ensure all family members are free from diseases.

Benefits include reduction of organ damage, restoration of functions, improvement in total wellbeing with greater energy and reviving the physical capacity of your youth.

Autologous Stem Cells (self-derived stem cells) is an adipose tissue-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (Adipose MSCs), considered being a promising source of autologous stem cells for wellness and healthy ageing.

A process of extracting fat tissue from your body using a mini-liposuction procedure. The procedure will be performed under local anaesthesia (LA) which will take between 1-2 hours to complete. High concentration of cells found in adipose tissues are rich with MSCs which are selected and further expanded in our lab.

Adipose MSCs helps in repairing and replacing damaged tissues, potentially benefiting metabolism, and improve general wellbeing.

Are Stem Cells safe?

Stem cells using our autologous (own-derived) method are safe as the stem cells are obtained from our own body. This eliminates the possibility of host versus graft reaction. With this type of therapy, patients act as their own donor.

Apart from our own stem cells, the next safes source is from the umbilical cord, allogeneic (donor-derived), of a newborn. The reason why is because stem cells from the umbilical cord have no immune markers on them.

So, you essentially could put it into anybody and there is no host vs. graft rejection. Furthermore, we have been tested all our donors to ensure they are free from genetic diseases, chronic infections, cardiovascular diseases and cancer for at least three generations.

How Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCS) can reverse ageing?

MSCs have the ability to regenerate the tissue from which they are derived over the lifespan of an individual. New cells are formed from mother cells which in turn can be formed by stem cells.

If ageing is the process of the body breaking down in the face of damage, this is where MSCs come in as are an anti-ageing treatment that can counteract the damage that causes ageing or auto-immune related diseases (illness) and bring our bodies back to optimum health.

If I decide on Stem Cell Therapy, what should I do?

You must first understand the objectives of stem cell therapy and its limitations. Then seek a qualified physician who can discuss with you the goals of therapy. Finally, ensure that the stem cells utilised are from the highest quality produced under proper approved procedures (cGMP).

Our qualified healthy ageing specialist, Dr. Wong Chee Hin understands how stem cells function, its role in the immune system and its regenerative properties. We will be happy to discuss them with you.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre’s commitment to you?

  • Quality Control – The quality of cells is our utmost priority. Which is why we partner with cGMP certified laboratory to ensure all stem cells are live and are processed, isolated, and cultured in state of the art facilities certified as ISO 14 644 Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom.
  • Board Certified Specialist – We have a dedicated team of doctors and nurses specialising in healthy ageing therapy. With the expertise of a team of highly skilled specialists we will customise a procedure based on your health needs and personalise a therapy plan that will produce the best long-term outcome.
  • World-Class Facilities – At Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre we provide the luxury of world-class facilities that offer top-notch care and comfort, supported by the industry’s leading technologies, so you can feel both assured of the safety and comfort.

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