Bone marrow plays an important role in the production of red blood cells in the human body. Failure to produce enough blood cells can lead to a wide range of health problems, including anemia and cancer. For generations, the medical community has faced challenges with successfully treating bone marrow disorders, including leukemia. Sonoma County elder care professionals would like to bring you important information regarding a research study by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who have conducted comprehensive tests and research on possible treatments for bone marrow disorders.
Over the course of five years, the university’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed a traditional Chinese herb called Tianshengyuan-1 (TSY-1.) This rare plant has been shown to have a significant ability to affect the levels of telomerase in the body. Telomerase is a complex protein that plays a critical role in mitosis, a medical term for cell division. Researchers have determined telomerase can stimulate the production of red blood cells in individuals who have bone marrow disorders.
Known for spreading rapidly, cancer cells have high rates of telomerase activity. The TSY-1 herb has been proven to reduce the division of cancer cells by limiting the concentration of telomerase enzymes readily available for multiplication. Therefore, individuals who have early-stage cancer can benefit from treatment based on the TSY-1 extract. On the other hand, individuals with anemia or bone marrow complications need to take a sufficient amount of this herb to boost the production of telomerase. This traditional Chinese ingredient can be helpful for those who have received bone marrow transplants. TSY-1 can accelerate recovery time for this risky procedure, which has many side effects.
For updated information of medical discoveries and breakthroughs that may be relevant for your loved one’s health, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are a leading provider of in-home senior care services and provide live-in and respite care. Sonoma County seniors can benefit from our elder care services, which can help them age in place. To learn more about how we can help your loved one at home, call (707) 843.4368 to speak with a Care Manager.