In the last twenty years, there has been substantial growth in the study and understanding of our immune system. This has come along with the improvement of biological therapies, including human cellular tissue products (HCTPs) and cell therapy products (CTPs).
There is no simple answer to this question. While they have many things in common and are used similarly, they aren’t the same. They are a form of cell therapy that promotes the body’s natural healing. In some cases, you can circumvent surgery if results are successful.
In today’s article, we’ll explore what HCTPs, CTPs, and Biologics are and how they can help your body recover.
What are Biologics?
Also called biological therapy, biologics is a new kind of medical product that is derived from organisms. This product is processed until it can be used to help treat various ailments and conditions. Due to how biologics are derived, they are often administered via injections or infusions.
Biological therapy has been shown to respond positively when used in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
Like with many medicines, side effects can be present during treatment. These are typically minor and include:
- Loss of Appetite
- Soreness at the Injection Site
While most side effects are mild, patients can experience low blood pressure in rare cases, which can be severe if left unchecked.
What are HCTPs
HCTPs are used similarly to biological therapy by injecting the product into injured body areas. Often used to treat issues in major joints such as ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, this regenerative medicine is used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
- Swelling and Inflammation
- Muscle and Ligament Tears and Sprains
HCTP injections have been used as an alternative to painkillers and invasive surgeries. HCTPs, once injected, will attempt to repair damaged tissue at the cellular level. They attach to surrounding blood vessels, signaling them to rejuvenate, regenerate, and replace damaged cells.
Because HCTP injections help the body to create new tissue, it often takes weeks for a patient to notice significant improvement and pain reduction. This all depends on the injury being treated and the patient’s physical condition.
What are CTPs
CTPs are a new type of medicine formed from cells and tissues modified to change biological characteristics. These modified cells are introduced via injection into a patient. CTPs have shown promise in helping patients manage and reduce symptoms caused by several conditions, including:
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Infectious Diseases
- Injury and Physical Trauma
- Nerve Damage
CTPs are unique because they are specialized, like muscle cells for injuries. The main objective of CTP therapy is to introduce new cells into the patient’s body. These cells help repair, regenerate, and replace damaged tissues.
While not the same, these three forms of therapy attempt to do similar tasks: to provide relief from pain and the effort to regenerate damaged cells to return normal function to the body.
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