Stem Cell treatment in Mexico - Why people are traveling across the border for stem cell
Stem cell treatments are gaining increasing attention as there has been unprecedented advancement in stem cell technology in the last decade. The technological advancements and the availability of stem cell therapy at lower cost in countries like Mexico has provided people from the USA and Canada an alternative treatment for a variety of medical ailments.
Pramod Goel, CEO, Placidway said, "Stem cell treatments are the future of medical science and health care. It is safe because stem cells are acquired from the individual requiring treatment. This reduces dependency on surgical treatment and drugs."
Stress, accidents, injuries, old age, and diseases are creating medical conditions that have to be treated through procedures that are either cost intensive or medicine extensive. An example is cancer, where depending on the stage, chemotherapy is often recommended. Chemotherapy weakens the immune system and has several side effects including blood disorders, infertility, and hair loss among others. This is not all, chemotherapy is also used along with radiation therapy that uses high-energy waves for killing tumor cells.
Stem cell treatment doesn't have side effects especially when they are "Autologous" meaning, the stem cells used for the procedure belong to the patient. Research has indicated that in certain types of leukemia, stem cell transplant works against cancer directly.
Similarly, stem cell transplants can be used to fight a variety of medical conditions.
Why Mexico is a Popular Destination for Stem Cell Treatment
Mexico has always attracted tourists as it has so much to offer. Diving in the Mesoamerican Reef to discovering Dolphins and Manatees in underwater caverns in Chankanaab; surfing and big-game fishing in Cabo and wild beaches in Cancún, Mexico is "the" travel destination that you can just drive down to from the US.
Today, Mexico is still considered as one of the best destination for medical tourism especially stem cell therapies. Thousands of Americans and Canadians are traveling across the border to get treatment for a variety of medical conditions. Why? The average cost of these stem cell treatments are much lower than what is charged in the US and Canada!
You are probably wondering what benefits Mexico clinics are offering in terms of stem cell treatment?
Treatment of a Variety of Medical Ailments
The most important behind Mexico becoming popular as stem cell treatment "destination" is the fact that it offers therapies for a variety of medical conditions. Some of the common conditions being treated include:
- Neurological and Neurodegenerative conditions
- Pervasive development disorder like Autism
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lung Disease
- Heart Disease
- Different forms of Arthritis
- Vision Problems
- Liver Disease
- Other medical conditions
If you have been suffering from any of the above medical conditions and have been seeking treatment within your budget then Mexico definitely offers you a definite advantage!
Regeneration and Restoration
Stem cell therapy has become highly popular because the cells used are known to regenerate dead or damaged cells!
There are a variety of stem cells that can be used for therapies and this depends on the type of medical condition you have. The most commonly used stem cells include:
- Mesenchymal stem cell: They are known as MSC's and can be derived from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, corneal stroma, placenta, adipose tissue, or even the dental pulp of deciduous baby teeth.
- Embryonic stem cells: They are known as ES Cells and are grown in the laboratory from cells found in human embryos
- Induced pluripotent stem cells: They are known as iPS cells or iPSCs and can be derived right from adult cells.
- Tissue-specific stem cells: They are known as somatic or adult stem cells and can be found in specific tissues and organs within the human body
Several research studies in this field have revealed that stem cells can help detect any damaged tissues and then they can repair such tissues through differentiation into a variety of cell types like bone/cartilage cells, cardiac cells, nerve cells, and liver cells, among others. An example is the ability of the Human embryonic stem cells (ES cells) to determine nature and type of genetic and chromosomal disorders and repair DNA damage apart from cartilage regeneration.
Mexico clinics utilize different stem cells for therapies, and they also ensure these therapies are tailor made according to the medical condition to be treated.
Mexico offers several other benefits
Some people may think that what infrastructure or facilities can a developing country really offer? It is surprising that Mexico not only offers sound infrastructure but stem cell clinics have the necessary preparedness to handle any medical situation. These clinics offer:
- Experienced and highly competent medical professionals
- Doctors with specialty in surgery and stem cell therapy
- Use of innovative technology
- 24 by 7 patient care
- English speaking team of nurses and medical assistants
- Hospitals with accommodation facility
- State of the art laboratories for conducting a range of tests
- Advanced and innovative equipment
- Complimentary pick and drop to the Airport (varies from package to package)
These are some of the reasons why more and more people from the USA, Canada, and other countries have started to travel to Mexico for stem cell therapies. One of the definite advantages for Americans and Canadians is that they can simply drive down to Mexico and go ahead with their therapy at their convenience.
If you want to know more about stem cell therapies and how you can benefit from them, do not hesitate to contact us!