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Is Stem Cell Therapy Right For You? Natural Awakenings spoke with Lisa Hogan, MD.


tem cell therapy, and the entire field of regenerative medicine, is the subject of much research and excitement right now. Stem cells are cells that have the potential to become one of many types of cells. Stem cells can be sourced from adult tissues or from umbilical cord tissues. There are advantages to using umbilical cord cells due to their youth, energy, lifespan and greater potential in terms of types of possi- ble differentiation. They are obtained from tissue that would otherwise be discarded. There is no harm to mother or baby, and the cells are extensively tested to be certain they are safe.

Stem cells work by integrating into already existing tissues and structures to provide a source of new cells and a source of new stem cells. In other words, some of the stem cells divide and differentiate to be- come a type of tissue and some sim- ply divide and continue to be a line of stem cells. In addition, they provide growth factors and other molecular signals which help to attract and direct your own native stem cells and encourage healing. Stem cells home in to areas of injury and inflammation and increase vascularity and circula- tion in tissues.

Conditions that can improve with stem cell therapy are: osteoarthri- tis, joint pain/injury, tendon injuries/

inflammation, erectile dysfunction, atrophic vaginitis (vaginal dryness), degenerative diseases and auto- immune disorders. Stem cells can also be used for facial rejuvenation, scalp/hair rejuvenation, general an- ti-aging and athletic enhancement. A detailed consultation and thorough evaluation can determine if stem cell therapy is right for you.” For information, contact Lisa Hogan, MD, at Youthologie Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine, 10940 Raven Ridge Road, Suite 214, Raleigh, NC 27614. Phone 919-847-1495 or visit

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This therapy can be used to treat: • Arthritis • Muscle, bone, tendon and joint injuries • Erectile dysfunction • Atrophic vaginitis (vaginal dryness) • Degenerative diseases, such as COPD • General anti-aging • Athletic enhancment • Skin and hair rejuvenation

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