Just as you plan for your retirement, finances and your estate, you should plan for your future health needs. In addition to illnesses that may run in your family, the injuries you suffered during your professional sports career may be treatable with regenerative medicine, the current frontier in medical treatment development.
However, as we grow older, the regenerative system works less well. Our stem cells actually age, decreasing in numbers and potency. Healing takes longer as we get older. Old injuries can be more difficult to treat.
The National Institute of Health website lists over 1400 human clinical studies underway to treat a way range of illness and injury with stem cells. While some utilize donated stem cells, those using a patient’s own cells are believed by many to be the safest and most effective, eliminating transplant rejection risk.