What is the microbiome?
More and more studies are establishing relationships between microbiome, health and chronic conditions. If you have persistent symptoms and your microbiome has never been examined, you don't have to settle for "I can't help you any further" or "you just have to learn to live with it."
BeterKliniek uses the services of the Microbiome Center. This is to restore the personal microbiome of people with chronic diseases and long-term complaints. It works with the latest insights, in a global network of universities and laboratories.
New medical field
The microbiome is a new medical field with rapidly growing evidence on impact on health and chronic conditions. With our treatment network and knowledge base, we have everything ready to apply the available evidence in the consulting room.
Treatment can include personalized nutritional supplements and probiotics as well as personalized magistral (pharmacy) preparation.
The elements of a treatment:
To complement the medical background, a comprehensive fecal examination is usually done. Using the latest sequencing techniques, 250 strains and parameters are examined, giving your practitioner a good understanding of the composition of the microbiome. This is the basis for personalized treatment.
The course of analysis takes about 3 weeks.
MYOWNBLEND - PERSONAL RECIPE
The outcome of the microbiome analysis is individually reviewed against the latest scientific publications and insights. On this basis, you can prescribe a prescription with the necessary pre- and probiotic strains (called MyOwnBlend). The strains used are thus scientifically substantiated per person, and added in the correct dosage.
The prescription goes to the pharmacist who does the pharmacy check and then prepares it. The MyOwnBlend is shipped to the home address within a few days.
In almost all treatments, the practitioner will address the importance of lifestyle and the major health effects: nutrition, exercise, rest, stress, meaning. As support in following a healthy lifestyle, you can get the concise "lifestyle prescription colon health" from your practitioner.
With everything that is initiated, it is known in advance what the cost will be.
The costs for a (stool) analysis are usually around € 200 - € 250. Based on the results it is determined whether a personal prescription (MyOwnBlend) is needed. If so, the costs for a 2-3 month course of treatment are around € 250.
It is possible that part of the cost may be reimbursed by the insurer. This strongly depends on the health insurance policy. Because it concerns medical costs on the advice of a doctor, in certain cases it may also be possible to deduct the costs on your tax return (see the site of the Nibud).
INDIVIDUAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT
In addition to supporting the practitioner, the Microbiome Center also conducts a service call with the client. In this conversation, they ask if everything was received well and if there are any further questions about, for example, the use of the medicine. After the cure a second conversation about the result follows. This may include questions about how to proceed, or about possible maintenance use.