Yes, fecal transplants are real and yes, they do cure people.
We previously mentioned that a woman's life was saved by a fecal transplant!
She had too much of the deadly bacteria C. difficile in her system after antibiotics she was taking killed off all the good bacteria.
What happens is, there is good bacteria in your gut that keeps the bad stuff at bay.
The procedure hasn't been studied too much and is super gross, so thankfully someone finally did a study on it!
Now that they're seeing a high rate of success with the procedure, other doctors may be more likely to perform this potentially life saving procedure.
A doctor who performs fecal transplants but was not involved in the study said:
"Those of us who do fecal transplant know how effective it is. The tricky part has been convincing everybody else. This is an important paper, and hopefully it will encourage people to change their practice patterns and offer this treatment more."
With 14,000 Americans dying from that bacteria every year, we hope they offer the treatment more!
Let's spread some awareness and all go out and get shit transplants! Woo! LOLz!
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