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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are you thoughts on facal transplants (fmt) for IBD?

    A lot of talk has been generated ABOUT FMT for IBD putting people into remission I'm thinking of trying it by doing the treatment at home using a donor I'm curious on what others think about this type of treatment.
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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    There is increasing evidence that differences in the kinds of bacteria which normally live in the gut (the “gut microbiome”) are causally linked to many health issues.

    However, most of this is at the “basic science” stage.

    From looking at PubMed, there is not yet any evidence that fecal microbiota transplantation is helpful for people with IBD (I assume that you mean one of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases by this).

    I suggest that you talk with your evidence-based clinical care team before trying “at home” FMT - there are potential health risks which they will be able to inform you of.

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