Menopausal Symptoms After Fecal Transplant: Absorbing Mother’s Hormones

2023-11-18 08:04:50

Menopausal symptoms after direct transplantation of feces donated by mother… Possibility of absorbing mother’s hormones

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The story of a man who experienced menopausal symptoms with his mother after receiving a ‘self’ transplant of his mother’s feces was introduced. [상단 사진=사연의 어머니와 아들 ‘더선(The Sun)’ 보도내용 캡처 / 하단= 분변이식 모형도 게티이미지뱅크 편집 ]The story of a man who experienced menopausal symptoms with his mother after receiving a ‘self’ transplant of his mother’s feces was introduced.

According to a recent report by the British media ‘The Sun’, a man from Toronto, Canada named Charlie Curtis disappeared from the symptoms of Crohn’s disease after transplanting feces donated by his mother at home, but showed other symptoms. got it These were menopause symptoms that come to menopausal women. How could this happen?

Charlie was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of eighteen. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause that affects the large intestine. Symptoms include watery stools containing blood or diarrhea several times a day, severe abdominal pain, dehydration, anemia, fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, and fatigue.

He later found out that he had Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus.

Despite taking medication to control his symptoms, Charlie had to go to the bathroom up to 40 times a day. In two months, she lost 29.5 kg, lost a lot of blood, and lived in pain almost every day. Charlie eventually had to drop out of college and be admitted to hospital as his body became so debilitated with symptoms such as diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss, and fever.

Fecal transplantation, transferring healthy feces to the patient’s intestines to restore microbial balance

Desperate to restore her son’s life, Charlie’s mother contacted the Digestive Disease Center in Sydney, Australia, which specializes in treating inflammatory bowel disease, and its director, Thomas Borody, suggested a fecal transplant using the mother’s feces.

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is a technology that restores the balance of the intestinal microbial community by transferring healthy feces from a donor to the patient’s intestines. In other words, microorganisms present in the feces of a healthy individual are transplanted into the intestines of a diseased person. It is attracting attention as the most effective treatment for patients suffering from Clostridium difficile infection. There are research results showing that it is also effective for ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. There are ways to insert it through the anus using an endoscope or enema device, insert it through the mouth or nose using an upper endoscope, or orally administer a freeze-dried capsule.

Fecal transplant or fecal material transplant (FMT). Laboratory tubes containing fecal microorganisms to treat persistent digestive diseases such as clostridial bacterial infections *Photos are for illustrative purposes only [사진=게티이미지뱅크]However, since fecal microbiota transplantation is only approved for Clostridium difficile infection in the United States and Canada, Charlie and his mother decided to perform it at home.

After testing his mother’s feces for infections and diseases, it was confirmed that there were no problems in December 2008, and Charlie began receiving implants by inserting them into the anus. For the first month, she implanted every day, then gradually reduced the frequency.

After undergoing transplants once a month for three and a half years, Charlie felt almost back to normal. He was featured in the 2019 documentary ‘Designer $hit’ (the director, who suffered from ulcerative colitis for nearly 10 years), discussed the fecal microbiota transplant procedure. He also appeared in ‘A documentary about his journey to find out the possibility of treatment’, but at the time this documentary was filmed, he had no symptoms and was not taking any medication.

Mother’s menopausal symptoms, such as sweating and facial flushing, appear on her son

But there was one strange thing. During the transplant, Charlie experienced unexpected side effects. Symptoms included excessive sweating, flushing of the face, and severe mood swings, which were almost identical to the symptoms his mother had at the time. His mother was going through menopause, and Charlie was experiencing the same symptoms.

It is not clear whether his symptoms were caused by his mother’s feces. However, Borody, of the Center for Digestive Diseases, said it was possible that Charlie absorbed hormones from his mother’s feces because “high levels of hormones can be transferred” when feces are transplanted.

Charlie said he does not regret his decision to have a fecal transplant for a moment. He said he felt like he had a new digestive system and a new body, and that he had never felt so healthy in his life.

In a 2011 interview with the Canadian daily Toronto Star, his mother said, “Charlie’s previous life consisted of lying in bed or tied to the bathroom, pooping bloody stools, his joints were so swollen he could barely walk, and he would lie on the bathroom floor in pain. “I used to cry,” he recalled. “She’s back in school now, and she has a girlfriend,” she said, adding, though.

If you are new to fecal microbiota transplantation, the concept may be a bit surprising. However, fecal transplant has been found to be effective in treating certain diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease. However, if an individual attempts an unproven method, various side effects may occur, so it must be performed in a hospital using a proven method.

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