[EBS 명의] Part 1 of ‘feces’ representing health – Did you feel good today?

Part 1 – The Stool Knows

[EBS 명의] Part 1 of stool representing health – Did you feel good today?

On the night of the 27th, EBS’s name will broadcast ‘I know the stool’, the first part of the two-part ‘Stool that represents health’ to learn about metabolic syndrome.

[EBS 명의] In the section ‘Stool that represents your health – Part 1 – I know the stool’, we will look into the meaning of the stool we see every day and the importance of the stool.

Did you feel good today? The feces you inadvertently send down contain surprising facts. Visible color and shape of feces and invisible microbes can tell you about your health.

So, stool is an indicator of health that represents the state of my body.

There are about 38 trillion microorganisms living in our body. The microbial ecosystem is called the ‘microbiome’. 95% of microbes live in the gut, and when the balance of microbes in the gut is disturbed, a red flag is turned on for health.

The gut is called the second brain because the brain and gut are closely connected to each other.

When gut health is compromised, the risk of developing brain-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression also increases. In addition to the role of the digestive system, the intestine affects brain and immune health! This is why gut health is so important.

The meaning of health in your feces Find out from the side

A healthy stool is medicine.

A man in his 30s goes to the credit bank on a designated day of the week. The reason he regularly visits the credit bank is to donate his own stool. Feces that were only regarded as smelly and dirty excrement. How is feces actually used? The answer lies in the microbes in your stool. This is because the abundant intestinal microbes present in the feces of healthy people are medicines for patients with intestinal diseases. After purifying his feces, it is made into a fecal graft and used to treat intestinal disorders. Great transformation of feces, feces are medicine.

[EBS 명의] Part 1 of ‘feces’ representing health

Treating the intestines by transplanting intestinal microbes?

Yonghan (pseudonym), a high school student, had a stomachache and frequent diarrhea, making school life difficult. The disease that plagued him was called irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disease caused by over-contraction of the large intestine muscle. It is not a disease of the large intestine itself, but diarrhea or constipation appears as a problem with intestinal motility occurs, and abdominal pain and bloating are accompanied. Due to difficulties in his daily life, he underwent a stool transplant 10 months ago and is on the verge of his second stool transplant.

Colon transplantation, in which a fecal transplant made from the feces of a healthy person is directly sprayed into the large intestine, is a treatment method performed for patients whose intestinal balance is disturbed. A woman in her 50s who received a stool transplant for a disease called Clostridium difficile enteritis. What changed after she received her stool transplant, who had continued life-threatening diarrhea?

Our health linked to the gut

The gut microbes act as signal messengers connecting the brain and gut. The brain and intestines interact with each other, which is the camphor axis theory. Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, ADHD, and even autism, which were thought to be diseases of the brain, are being published one after another that there is a relationship with the gut microbes. In fact, serotonin, also called the happiness hormone, is made by the gut microbes, so if your gut health is destroyed, your mental health can be ruined as well.

A female patient with irritable bowel syndrome for 16 years had to take psychiatric medication for depression. But as gut health improved, so did mental health. The gut microbiome is linked to numerous diseases, including brain and mental disorders, immune disorders such as COVID-19, and inflammatory bowel disease, also known as an incurable disease. A healthy gut means a healthy body. That is why we need to pay attention to stool now.

Can you tell about your health by looking at your feces? Tonight at EBS name, we will learn about fecal transplant, which treats intestinal diseases with healthy feces, and various diseases that occur when intestinal health is disrupted.

Today, 27th (Fri) 9:50pm, EBS name The section introduces health conditions that can be detected through feces, and introduces fecal transplant therapy and various diseases related to the intestine.

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