The Combination Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Stem Cells for Diabetics & Kidney Disease
Firstly, we need to know how diabetes damage kidneys and how creatinine levels rise.
Kidneys are like the body’s filtering system. They take the wastes and toxins out of the blood. It is a 24 hours a day job to keep the process going. When someone has diabetes, there can be excess glucose in the blood. When glucose levels are elevated for a long time, the glucose can cause damage in the tiny blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys can not filter out toxins as well if they are damaged. So, a lot of symptoms will occur such as protein in the urine, hematuria (blood in the urine), edema (swelling), high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting etc.
That is, your kidneys can not work normally as what it used to be. Creatinine is a waste of muscle that is chiefly filtered by kidneys. When your kidneys are damaged, creatinine stays in the body, causing elevated creatinine level. So, the principle of treatment is to reduce the high blood glucose and meanwhile restore the kidneys.
Secondly, how does the combination therapy of traditional Chinese medicine and stem cells treat your kidney problems due to diabetes?
Traditional Chinese medicine, used to treat kidneys disease is composed of herbs. Natural herbs like leaves, plant root, etc have different medical value that can be successfully used for a very wide range of conditions. Prescription includes at least ten plants used to treat the disease. Traditional Chinese medicine is different from the medicines. Plant materials is far less likely to cause side-effects. Secondly, because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficacy and enhances safety. Thirdly, herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone. It is designed to encourage this self-healing process. In our hospital, we create a new systemic treatment for kidney disease, called Micro-Chinese Medicine which is based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. It can achieve the goal of treating kidney disease through dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anticoagulation, preventing blood viscosity and degrading extracellular matrixes. Similar with the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, it also cleans the internal environment and not only treats the symptoms but also restore the kidneys. Micro-Chinese Medicine can block kidney fibrosis, repair damaged renal cells and rebuild the normal kidney structure. On the other hand, it can provide better environment for the application of stem cell transplant.
When Micro-Chinese Medicine cleans the internal environment, stem cells can be used. Stem cells are unspecialized cells which have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into any type of cells. Stem cells are derived from the tissues, cultivated and purified in the laboratory. Then they can be infused into the body via vein. These healthy stem cells can move to the damaged area to divide new cells and differentiate into desired cells to replace the damaged cells. They can repair the damaged pancreas or cells to make them function normally to reduce the high blood sugar. When your diabetes is controlled, high blood sugar will be reduced. So, your kidneys will not be damaged by high blood sugar. Also, traditional Chinese medicine and stem cells restore your kidneys which can work normally to some degree.
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