With World MS Day being 29th May, it seems appropriate to post a link to a previous entry about Multiple Sclerosis and Fecal Transplant.
The link is to three case studies from Centre of Digestive Diseases, Sydney Australia (Professor Borody). Three of his patients who had multiple sclerosis were treated for constipation (one of the many complications of this terrible disease) and to their's and Professor Borody's surprise, their MS symptoms unexpectedly also disappeared, so much so that as at the time of writing the study all patients remained in remission, one of them for 15 years! Professor Borody speculates that a gut pathogen may be responsible for causing the neurological disease and encourages a new direction in medical research of MS.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant is used in the treatment of the bacterium, clostridium difficile. The transplants have shown promise for diseases and disorders such as colitis (including ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease), multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, diabetes, autism, irritable bowel syndrome, acne and even obesity! Subscribe for updates on the latest medical research for fecal microbiota transplantation including medical professionals who perform stool transplants.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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