Stem Cell Therapy for Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
BEIJING, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Premature ovarian failure (POF) is an illness seen in women under 40 years old who suffer from amenorrhea. Their blood level FSH stays over 40IU/L, with E2 under the level of 100pmol/L and P under the level of 2nmol/L. Symptoms may appear to be similar to the emergence of menopause, such as anxiety, depression, irritability, varying degrees of hot flashes and sweat, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, infertility and so on. POF is a complex etiological disease, making it an intractable disorder.
Most of the estrogen within the female body is secreted by the follicle cells of the ovaries. Premature ovarian failure leads to follicle development stagnation, resulting in reduction of follicles. The proliferation of connective tissue also results in estrogen deficiency, causing a series of clinical symptoms described.
Currently, treatment methods mainly use supplementary estrogen, which is only a temporary solution. As long-term application may cause a series of side effects such as malignant transformation, people are often looking for a permanent cure with no side effects.
Stem cell therapy brings hope for patients with premature ovarian failure. Stem cells are the cells with self-renewing and pluripotent functions. The stem cells can not only repair the tissue cells, but also regulate the immune function. The role of stem cells creates new cells regeneration treatment modalities for premature ovarian failure. Stem cell tends to reach the impaired tissues and organs, nourish and repair the lesion ovary cells in order to fulfill its recovery purpose. Many studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can improve the overall condition of the body. It is helpful for increasing the survival rate of the transplanted stem cells, and make the cells act better. At ReLife, our doctors apply mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord or autologous adipose tissue of patients and combine it with traditional Chinese medicine. We have achieved gratifying results of improving the quality of life for many patients. Although stem cell transplantation can be effective in the treatment of premature ovarian failure, early diagnosis and treatment are still required. Do not wait until the follicle cells have completely disappeared or are replaced by the connective tissue as it will miss the best treatment time and affect the effectiveness of stem cell treatment.
SOURCE ReLife International Medical Center