If you suffer from chronic diarrhoea or severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are there treatments beyond taking probiotics and changing your diet? In the future, a faecal microbiome transplant (FMT) – or poop transplant – might help to relieve your symptoms.
In fact, our gut microbiota – bacteria, fungi and other microbes found in our digestive system – is linked to not only digestive diseases, but also liver disease, heart disease, obesity, allergies, diabetes and even mental disorders.
So some medical scientists are suggesting that we bank healthy versions of our own stools now, in order to restore our health when we get sick in the future. In Singapore, a new commercial poop banking service – Southeast Asia’s first – is being offered by AMILI and Cordlife. (Read more: https://cna.asia/3BmlFfj)