The Doctors: Fecal Transplants
Chronic Diarrhea can occur more than a dozen times daily. Some forms of Diarrhea are caused by a bacterial imbalance that can be hard to treat, and even become life-threatening. Now doctors are using Fecal Transplants to help cure these serious bacterial infections.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Rubin said that Fecal Transplants are a novel procedure. He explained that antibiotics can help to cure a sinus infection, but may disrupt the healthy bacterial balance in your colon. This can make you sick, leading to Chronic Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Weight Loss, and Fatigue.
The Doctors: Fecal Transplant Review
Dr. Rubin said that Fecal Transplants are a last resort for patients who have been suffering for months, and whose conditions aren’t responding to other courses of treatment. Probiotics, which can be found in supplements or food sources such as yogurt, can be controversial, but are worth trying before escalating to a Fecal Transplant.
Dr. Andrew Ordon asked what many of us are wondering: How do you find the ideal poop donor? Dr. Timothy Rubin said that a donor is typically a household member, such as a family member or spouse.
Dr. Travis Stork: How Fecal Transplants Work
Dr. Travis Stork used an animation to explain that Fecal Transplants are now less invasive than they once were. They are performed using a tube inserted through the nose, that makes it way through the intestines. The donor feces is inserted and will colonize the colon.
91% of Fecal Transplant patients report that their Diarrhea and Fatigue Symptoms improved after just one treatment. Dr. Rubin said that this is an increasingly common procedure.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Healing Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are a common condition. Straining in the bathroom increases pressure, which causes veins to swell or stretch, leading to Hemorrhoids. Avoid sitting for long periods during a Hemorrhoid flareup. You can use a pillow while sitting. Avoid heavy lifting and apply alternating cold and heat packs a few times a day. Over the counter medications can also ease pain and reduce swelling.
The Drs TV Show: Heartburn Effects Teeth
If you notice that your teeth are cracking or are sensitive, the root of the problem may be in your your stomach, not your mouth. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also called Heartburn, causes acid to travel up your Esophagus, toward your teeth, which causes cracks and sensitivity. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you want to control heartburn to protect your smile.
Dr. Travis Stork said it’s normal to notice changes in your body. But being proactive and using your knowledge to take care of your body can help to keep you healthy.