In the USA, they are going to give alcoholics a stool transplant to get rid of their addiction

In the USA, they are going to give alcoholics a stool transplant to get rid of their addiction

Categories: Health and Medicine | Science

It is difficult to argue with the fact that alcoholism is a terrible disease that destroys health, personality and families. Therefore, the world is actively looking for new ways to combat this addiction, effective and safe. But it also happens that the treatment seems worse than the disease — in the United States, they offer alcoholics ... a fecal transplant from non-drinking donors.

In the USA, they are going to give alcoholics a stool transplant to get rid of their addiction

Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj, Gastroenterologist, hepatologist from Virginia Commonwealth University notified the scientific world about the successful completion of its experiment. The scientist was testing a fundamentally new way of treating alcoholism by transplanting beneficial bacteria to drinking patients along with the stool of healthy people.

This is what the equipment for an unusual operation looks like

Dr. Bajaj's study involved ten people with severe alcohol disorder and cirrhosis of the liver, who could not be weaned from alcohol by any means other than complete isolation. As it turned out, fecal transplantation gave positive results, reducing patients' craving for alcohol. For the purity of the experiment, there were three participants in the group who received a placebo, so the option with auto-suggestion is not considered.

In the USA, they are going to give alcoholics a stool transplant to get rid of their addiction

The effect of bacteria from someone else's intestines on cravings for alcohol is explained by the fact that the intestine is one of the largest producers of neurotransmitters - chemicals that allow brain cells to communicate with each other. Scientists have even found evidence that the intestinal microflora is able to regulate chemical processes occurring in the human brain.

In the USA, they are going to give alcoholics a stool transplant to get rid of their addiction

If this continues, then every healthy teetotaler will be able to become an honorary donor. In general, strange as it may seem, but the importance of feces in the fate of mankind is becoming increasingly important. Researchers who are looking for answers to global questions of civilization in fossil feces are sure of this.

Keywords: Alcoholism | Bacteria | Doctor | Feces | Experiment

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