Have you heard stem-cell treatment? It is one of the most advanced technologies for kidney disease. When people go into kidney failure and need dialysis, stem-cell treatment (Immunotherapy) can give them a chance to repair kidney tissue in order to avoid kidney transplant and persistent dialysis. However, in order to keep patients safe, you should know the success and problems in stem-cell treatment to dialysis patients.
What is stem-cell treatment exactly?
Immunotherapy is a type of immature cells which have a potential ability to
differentiate into various cells the body need. First of all, it can rebuild the
immune system. More than 95% of kidney diseases are caused by the disordered
immune system. Once the immune system is better, the ultra immune reaction can
be greatly put out. So the kidney tissues can be kept away from renal
inflammation. Besides, Immunotherapy can attract the phagocyte (a type of immune
cells) to swallow the hardened kidney tissues in order to make room for the new
What is more, it can produce kidney functional cells to recover patients’
kidney function. When Immunotherapy are injected into the body, they can seek
the lesions in kidneys spontaneously and stay there to produce the relevant
cells, such as the cells in glomeruli and renal tubule. Thereby many people’s
GFR (glomerular filtration rate) can be greatly improved.
After Immunotherapy, people will have a strong immunity. So they would have
frequent cold or flu and other infections. It is known that most of kidney
disease is caused by infections in other parts of body. Thereby the strong
immunity can reduce the risk to be infected and keep a good internal
environment. People would have a low rate to have the relapse of kidney
Are there some problems I should know during stem-cell treatment?
In order to have a good curative effect, you should know the origin and
quantity of the Immunotherapy. Nowadays, Immunotherapy from cord blood are
convenient and safe for patients. It is proved that this kind of Immunotherapy
almost have no side effect. However, every treatment has its own shortcomings. A
few people would have a fever or dizzy for one or two days and it can be
resolved by regular treatment.
If you want to know whether you can receive stem-cell treatment and how much
Immunotherapy you should inject, please consult our experts online.