Inflammation: A Double-Edged Sword

Inflammation: A Double-Edged Sword

Written on 01/29/2019
Bill Johnson


Inflammation. It's your body's secret weapon. It helps defend you against illness-causing germs such as viruses and bacteria. Inflammation is also the way the body weeds out damaged cells; it causes increased heat in the area to kill off cells or tissue that may be damaged. Inflammation also signals the body to send help to heal sick or injured tissue. Sounds great, right?

Inflammation for short periods is a good thing, and it's important to keep you healthy. But when inflammation lasts for long periods, it can mean serious problems. What is the solution to chronic inflammation? Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) therapy from the Innovations Stem Cell Center.

Why Is Chronic Inflammation a Problem?

So, if inflammation is a great thing to help keep the body healthy and protect it from illness, wouldn't long periods of inflammation be more of a benefit? No, not at all, and here's why: Long periods of inflammation are problematic because they can cause damage to healthy tissue or organs in their attempt to neutralize an invading germ or damaged cells. When this damage occurs, these organs and tissues begin to malfunction and make you sick. The resulting illness is called an inflammatory condition or inflammatory disease.

Some diseases linked to prolonged periods of inflammation include asthma, COPD, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Other conditions with connections to chronic inflammation include cancer and nearly all autoimmune diseases.

What Is SVF?

The stromal vascular fraction is the substance that is harvested during liposuction for stem cell therapy. SVF consists of fat stem cells, growth factors, T-cells and B-cells that help the body fight off illness.

How Can SVF Help to Reduce Inflammation?

SVF therapy helps to reduce inflammation because it contains growth factors, naturally occurring substance chemical messengers that tell the body to create new cells, heal wounds and differentiate stem cells into needed cells. These growth factors signal the body to reduce inflammation at injury sites and begin healing.

The fat stem cells in SVF have the ability to differentiate themselves into many types of cells and regenerate themselves without limit, which make them a powerful healer for tissues damaged by chronic inflammation.

Are you suffering from an inflammatory condition? Do you want to learn more about SVF stem cell therapy and its benefits? Call Innovations Stem Cell Center today at 214-256-1462.