FDA Warns Against “Young blood” Infusion To Reverse Aging
The Food and Drug Administration of USA has issued a new health advisory to people to desist from trying to stay young by infusing themselves with blood from young people which has surprisingly become very popular across the country but has little medical benefits. Some “youth clinics” claim that when aged people are infused with plasma from young people it works like an elixir of youth and reverses aging process. Some even claimed that it could lead to reversal of age related mental issues like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s and even disorders like multiple sclerosis, PTSD and even heart issues.
Apparently these clinics charge several thousand dollars for these treatments which have not been driven by evidence and clinical trials. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told presspersons that plasma infusion cannot be used as a benign intervention and these types of treatments should not be carried in such a careless manner. He insisted that any new form of treatment or therapy has to undergo several trials and studies to find out if they are safe and effective. Also FDA reviews and scrutinizes data on all trials to determine if this treatment can be given a go ahead.
He declared that this treatment method has not received approval of the FDA and it does not recognize the claims by these clinics that blood infusion can help to reverse aging remove memory loss and other brain related issues. So consumers should not consider them safe and effective blindly based on claims of clinics and plasma infusion could lead to several public health issues. The agency is also worried about the amount of plasma or “young blood” which is being pumped into patients without any form of monitoring as it could lead to cardiovascular issues, allergies and respiratory issues. He stated that after the public warning the agency may start pursuing enforcement action against clinics offering these services after a few months.