It is currently used as a treatment for recurring clostridium difficile infection.
But, scientists have found fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective approach to helping individuals who suffer from ulcerative colitis.
The condition is an inflammatory bowel disease, which causes long-term inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.
It affects the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum, which can lead to rectal bleeding, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.
Fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective approach to helping individuals who suffer from ulcerative colitis, a new study has revealed
After carrying out the transplants on a group of patients, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, found marked improvement in their symptoms.
One in four patients who were resistant or intolerant to conventional treatment – steroid or anti-inflammatories – reported their symptoms had disappeared and showed signs that their digestive tracts improved.
Furthermore, more than half of patients reported an improvement in their symptoms after undergoing fecal transplant.