Taking Charge of Your Health

IBS is probably the most prevalent gastrointestinal
condition. It accounts for about 10 percent of the population
worldwide and in the U.S. 10 to 15 percent of
the population. So, imagine a patient who wakes up in the morning and
doesn’t know when they’re going to have a bowel movement;
if it’s going to be diarrhea or constipation? Are they going to be at a
restaurant with friends? Are they gonna be in a meeting? I mean it’s
very traumatic because it’s unpredictable in terms of the function. So
there has been a lot of false roads to the discovery of IBS. Part of the reason
is IBS was thought of as a psychological disease.
That kind of leads patients on a bit of a goose chase because they have to go from
doctor to doctor to try and get some answers. IBS there’s no definitive test, so they go
to another doctor. Again, the tests get repeated so often these
patients go a number years before they get a final diagnosis
that they’re confident with. The development of IBS check has been probably
8 years in the making. We discovered this toxin a number of years
ago and thought that it might be relevant because
all food poisoning have this one toxin. Eventually, we discover that this was the toxin
that could be the cause of IBS.
You know, after seeing thousands and thousands of patients who suffer,
who’ve seen many physicians, and who want to arrive at an answer,
this could be the answer. It gives them a diagnosis for the 40 million
Americans who have irritable bowel syndrome. They now have a test that says
you have IBS. It’s real. It’s an organic disease. It’s not a psychological disorder and they
can go straight to therapy or at least get an answer.

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