Tiny implant could treat Crohn’s disease by sending small electrical pulses

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Tiny implant could treat Crohn’s disease by sending small electrical pulses

Devices emitting electrical pulses could help treat Crohn’s disease.

A tiny electronic implant in the chest could soon be used to treat chronic bowel trouble.

The implant, roughly the size of a 50 p piece, emits small electrical pulses that fix faulty nerve signals going from the brain to the gut.

This treatment, vagus nerve stimulation, has been shown to inhibit the production of key inflammatory proteins thought to contribute to Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the digestive tract and causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea and potentially dangerous weight loss.

Read full article: Tiny implant could treat Crohn’s disease by sending small electrical pulses | Daily Mail Online

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