18 Dec Are There Any Side Effects of Stem Cell Therapy?
As stem cell therapy continues to increase in popularity, you may be wondering if there are any side effects of treatment. What are the side effects of stem cell therapy? What can I do to make sure treatment is safe? Keep reading to learn more!
What are the side effects of stem cell therapy?
The side effects of stem cell IV treatment can vary based on treatment type and the method of delivery. While some side effects may be caused by stem cell treatments themselves, other risks are associated with the administration method.
Side effects of stem cell therapy include:
- Infection can occur due to contaminated stem cells, or at the site of injection.
- Certain types of stem cells delivered intravenously can cause suppression of immune response against cancerous cells. While this does not cause cancer, it can make it easier for cancerous growths to manifest.
- Those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should avoid the direct injection of stem cells into joint tissue. The direct injection can cause synovial fibroblasts to develop. These cells contribute to joint inflammation and damage of joint tissue and cartilage.
- Side effects of intravenous (IV) administration also include vein damage, blood clots, or air embolism. These risks can be significantly mitigated by following proper hygiene procedures and proper administration of the IV by a healthcare professional.
The potential long term side effects of this treatment are not clear at this time, as stem cell therapy research is still ongoing.
How can I be sure that stem cell treatment is safe for me?
If you are interested in stem cell treatment, you should make sure to thoroughly vet the healthcare provider. In addition to making sure the professionals administering treatment are licensed and trained, you should also research the lab performing the harvesting and processing of stem cells they use.
The healthcare professional administering treatments should consult with you regarding your health history and the concerns you want to address to ensure that stem cell therapy is an appropriate and safe treatment for you to pursue.
Experience Stem Cell Therapy At Home With Concierge MD
If you are considering stem cell therapy, but do not have the time to vet a provider in person, contact Concierge MD. We are a licensed, mobile healthcare provider of a wide range of services, including intravenous stem cell therapy.
Our experts can consult with you in your home or office to determine if stem cell therapy is the right choice for you. Once a treatment course is determined, one of our licensed and trained team members will administer treatment in the comfort and privacy of your home.
Professional, convenient, and discreet – Concierge MD is proud to be your stem cell therapy provider. Reach out to make an appointment with us today!