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    Default How Poo Transplants And Changes In Your Gut Microbiome Might Affect Your Mood

    Belinda Smith
    March 8 2022

    It took poo donated by strangers for Tony* to finally feel unshackled of his debilitating bipolar disorder
    .Key points:
    Our intestines contain trillions of bacteria and other bugs collectively called the gut microbiome

    • It's thought imbalances in gut microbe populations can contribute to diseases, including those affecting mental health
    • Poo transplants can ease psychiatric symptoms in some people, but there are loads of questions to be answered before it becomes an approved treatment

    "It was the first time in 27 years that I could really say I felt normal, which is very weird," the Sydneysider says.
    "It's a strange feeling to have control which, look, it's an amazing experience."
    Tony's story was outlined in a recently published case study — one of only two such reports so far where people with bipolar disorder found their symptoms drastically improved after they received faecal microbiota transplantation, or poo transplants

    Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/...c_id=278350647
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