Gastro Health is a leading gastroenterology group with over 380 GI physicians in the United States
Clinical study results show patients who eliminated foods as determined by the inFoods® IBS test experience significant improvement in IBS Symptoms Including Abdominal Pain Intensity (API)
IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biomerica, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRA), (the “Company”) a global provider of advanced medical diagnostic products, is pleased to announce that inFoods® IBS, a revolutionary new approach to alleviate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, is now available at the flagship office of Gastro Health in Miami, with plans expand into the other Gastro Health offices in the future.
Unlike traditional IBS treatments that rely on medications to mask symptoms, inFoods® IBS is a personalized and natural treatment approach. The inFoods IBS test is based on a patented technology that identifies the specific foods that can trigger IBS symptoms in individual patients. Once the trigger food(s) have been identified, patients who remove these trigger foods from their diets often experience a significant reduction or elimination in their IBS symptoms. A double blinded placebo controlled clinical study (performed at Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inc., a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, the University of Michigan, Houston Methodist Hospital, and others), showed the inFoods® IBS treatment diet significantly improved several key IBS symptoms including Abdominal Pain Intensity (API). Symptom improvement in API for patients in the treatment arm versus the placebo arm was similar to, and in some cases better than, the improvement seen from current IBS drugs in the market, but without the drug side effects.
IBS is a digestive disorder that affects an estimated 40 million people in America making it a leading cause for patient doctor visits1. Traditional treatments often involve the use of medications that only provide temporary relief and can have severe side effects. In contrast, inFoods IBS focuses on the underlying causes of IBS symptoms.
"At Gastro Health, we are committed to providing our patients with the most effective and innovative treatments available. inFoods IBS is an innovative personalized approach in the treatment of IBS, offering a safe and effective alternative to traditional drug-based approach," said Dr. James Leavitt, Director of Clinical Innovation at Gastro Health. "The personalized inFoods approach to IBS treatment has the potential to change the lives of millions of people suffering from this debilitating condition."
Zack Irani, CEO of Biomerica, added, "We are excited to partner with Gastro Health to bring inFoods IBS to patients. We believe that personalized approaches are the future of healthcare, and we are proud to offer a solution that addresses the root cause of IBS symptoms without relying on medication. By identifying specific trigger foods for each patient, inFoods IBS creates a personalized plan that not only can relieve symptoms but also can address the underlying causes of the condition."
Patients interested in learning more about inFoods IBS and whether it may be a suitable treatment option for them can schedule a consultation with their Gastro Health physician.
Contact: Gastro Health 9408 SW 87th Ave., Suite 200, Miami, FL 33176 phone: 305-913-0666
About Biomerica (NASDAQ: BMRA)
Biomerica, Inc. (www.biomerica.com) is a global biomedical technology company that develops, patents, manufactures and markets advanced diagnostic and therapeutic products used at the point-of-care (in home and in physicians' offices) and in hospital/clinical laboratories for detection and/or treatment of medical conditions and diseases. The Company's products are designed to enhance the health and well-being of people, while reducing total healthcare costs. Biomerica primarily focus is on gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases where the Company has multiple diagnostic and therapeutic products in development.
About Gastro Health®
Gastro Health is one of the leading gastroenterology platforms in the United States supporting practices in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. Gastro Health strives to provide outstanding medical care and an exceptional healthcare experience. The Gastro Health care teams utilize technology, clinical expertise, and compassionate care to provide a personalized approach to digestive health and overall wellness.
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