umbilical cord stem cells- Treatments in the future
Can cord blood cells be used in degenerative diseases as well?
There are many clinical trials and experimental therapies ongoing with cord blood stem cells. These therapies are still under investigation but most studies have shown favourable results. Some of these therapies inhibits the progression of the disease, whereas other treatments relieve symptoms and improve the heath status of the patient and quality of life.
The following list gives you an overview of therapies which might be feasible with cord blood in the future. Please note that this list may not be complete.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Cerebral Palsy
- COPD (chronic obsstructive pulmonary disease)
- Critical Limb Ischemia
- Diabetes mellitus (type 1 & type 2)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Liver Disease
- Macular degeneration
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries