Inserting foreign things into a patients body in order to treat specific conditions is not a new practice. In fact, the science of transplant has gone so far that now we ever transplant man made organs and tissues.
However, in the history of transplants, there might not be any other transplant as weird as a Fecal Transplant. Yes, you guessed it, we’re talking about taking poo from one person and inserting it into another.
Although it might be as disgusting as it sounds, this treatment has been proven to be effective for treating all sorts of medical conditions.
This proof is not something new as well, since the use of fecal matter to treat diseases goes back to 4th Century China, where they used to call it yellow soup.
What has made this treatment so popular in both ancient and modern times is the fact it is one of the few natural ways of restoring the bacteria balance in the human body.
By bacteria, we mean the approximate 100 billion bacteria per gram found in the human stool, in addition to approximately 100 million viruses as well.
In addition to these, the stool also contains around 10 million colonocytes, about a million yeasts, and other single-celled fungi.
All these components are vital to maintaining the natural balance of the body and can help treat various conditions, such as Clostridium difficile colitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and Parkinson’s among others.
We can understand that the thought of having another persons poo in your body might seem like a worse fate than death, however, it still is a very practical last resort treatment that could save lives.