Increasingly, we at the Taymount Clinic are asked if faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is available for children and we are pleased to announce that our clinic in North America is now available to carry out this procedure.
Our partners at the Bahamas Medical Centre in Nassau are now accepting patients under 16 years of age, whether from Europe, the United States, Canada or elsewhere.
It is alarming that there is a growth in the number of people with many conditions frustrated by their own healthcare specialists inability to help are turning to us at the Taymount Clinic in increasing numbers.
For those of you who are regular readers of our blogs we have offered opinions on what we believe are the reasons for this, but of course the knowledge of the human microbiota has been largely ignored until relatively recently, and the scientific world is now playing catch up.
We urge those who do wish to consider faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for their child to do as much research as possible before speaking to us. The internet is abundant with information with which you can base your opinion and our own website and social media links are a good place to start.
As we have said before large-scale trial data exists only for Clostridium difficile, but on-going academic and medical research indicates that gut bacteria may play a significant part in modifying or treating the symptoms of a range of conditions including:-
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis)
- Chronic Diarrhoea
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS (Post-Infectious, Post-Antibiotic)
- Neurological conditions
- ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy)
- CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
We are pleased to now be offering help to children and we are happy to speak to anyone who wishes to know more before allowing their child to undergo FMT.
If you require further information, please visit their website http://bahamasmedicalcenter.com/medical-service-procedures/fecal-microbiota-transplant/
Or call toll free in the U.S. 866-277-5054 or in the Bahamas (242) 302-4710.