Healthy stool from fecal transplant in an IBS patient’s digestive track reduces symptoms

Stool with healthy microorganisms inserted into a person’s digestive tract has been shown to reduce abdominal stress and tiredness in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a September 13, 2022 article in Everyday Health.

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The efficacy of this inexpensive treatment has shown to last three years for over 90% of patients, and beyond three years for over 70% of patients, according to the report by author Magdy El-Salhy, MD, a gastroenterologist at Stord Helse Fonna Hospital in Norway. Her team found that dysbiosis, a gut micriobiome imbalance, was lower among those receiving active treatment after two to three years.

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