In a bulletin that will make many people do a double-take, the Food and Drug Administration just issued a very serious warning to individuals considering a controversial treatment where one individual's poop is transplanted into another
Yes, poop transplants has a real thing, and they've actually proven to be incredibly beneficial for certain people suffering from a variety of ailments related to their intestines. "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the health care provider of the FDA, (FMT), "the agency's news bulletin reads." There is a risk of serious infections, "he said. "The agency is now aware of bacterial infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) that have occurred due to the transmission of MDRO from the use of investigational FMT."
The experimental procedure has shown promise for patients whose digestive systems have was thrown into disorder by the use of antibiotics. In some, a dramatic loss of certain intestinal bacteria causes a serious imbalance that is difficult to regain. Fecal transplants from individuals with healthy guts can actually restore delicate balance and promote wellbeing, but it is not without its risks.
In this case, the donor poop that caused problems came from a single individual and when that poo was transplanted into
In its bulletin, the FDA emphasizes the need for detailed screening of poop donors to filter out any potential problems. The agency also suggests speaking openly with primary care physicians so that individuals considering the controversial treatment option can better understand the potentially deadly risks of undergoing the transplant