The first and essential thing is to determine what the syndrome is. It is a set of signs and symptoms, which by definition can already be said that it is not a disease.
The traditional view of IBS shows that 99% of patients received by UMEBIR usually follow a similar pathway, which Dr. Fernando Roger Villaringo usually calls the label pathway, because unfortunately the patient described as suffering from IBS ends up. From now on, the patient’s credibility seems to diminish and the idea that he is an anxious or psychiatric patient increases, because the unfortunate path begins with going to the family doctor for pain, discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, mixed habits, indigestion or sluggishness. Digestion, gas, etc.
The doctor will usually give omeprazole and a motility stimulant. Because he was not improving, he underwent an internal consultation with a gastroenterologist, and after 6 months, the patient underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy. This usually occurs with 99% of patients and causes them to lose between 12 and 16 months.
After that, the patient returns to the family doctor with the same result, pain and discomfort. Here the doctor is already sending some basic blood and urine tests, the same ones that were sent in the 1950s and still sent, despite the discovery of the human genome in 2000, such as testing for parasites by direct microscopy instead. From the use of more sensitive and accurate molecular techniques. Despite the fact that the human genome was discovered in 2000, the same tests have been preserved as they were 50 years ago, and due to the low sensitivity, they are also 99% normal.
At this point, it is close to 24 months, during which the patient persists as or worse with his syndrome. As a result, the patient suffers or begins to suffer from various degrees of anxiety or even depression or mixed anxiety-depressive syndromes through his inability to continue his social life, outings where food or drink is present, inability to go to work due to their symptoms etc. that
The patient is then referred to a psychiatrist who diagnoses him with anxiety-depressive syndrome or mixed adjustment disorder. Anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants are prescribed. At the age of 6 months, the patient continues to have two syndromes and the same symptoms without tolerating more food than before. He returns to his family doctor, who upon seeing the psychiatric tells him: “I realized it was like I said, all the tension and nerves.”
Here begins the tagging process and the loss of quality of life for patients after two or three years of suffering, not precisely because of the lack of will of the doctors involved in the process, but because of lack of time, means, tests, endless waiting lists, and in some cases, a lack of professional update (although It is not the most common).
The proposal of the UMEBIR Clinic and its medical director, Dr. Fernando Roger Villarengo, a specialist in nutritional genetics, medical genetics and functional medicine and one of the leading Spanish and European experts in microbiology, is a thorough thorough study of the patient and his intestines along with the microbiota, medical tests sometimes performed outside Spain, Genetic testing, special tests to rule out diseases with similar symptoms, etc..
In this meticulous, personal investigation, many changes that justify patients’ symptoms are found in about 90-95%, and once these disorders or diseases are resolved, the symptoms that were part of the syndrome are resolved. With this, it cannot be said that UMEBIR treats irritable bowel syndrome, but it is properly studied, an accurate diagnosis is made and the origin of the symptoms, in most cases, is resolved.
In 5 out of 100 patients, despite the large volume of examinations, no basis for symptoms was found, but all of these patients significantly improve their symptoms by 90% when a medical intervention called bowel rehabilitation is applied.
UMEBIR’s proposal is the appropriate study, accurate diagnosis and application of exclusive precise nutritional and drug protocols with the highest success rate to find the true cause of what they call IBS and resolve its origin through medical intervention. From the patients’ lives day in and day out.