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Breath testing is a noninvasive way to help doctors diagnose a number of conditions. By analyzing your breath, we can measure the amount of certain gases, allowing doctors to arrive at a diagnosis quickly and accurately.
Our doctors use breath testing to help diagnose a number of different conditions, including:
Thirty to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. This means the body is unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. In order to diagnose lactose intolerance, we need to measure how your body absorbs lactose. During the procedure:
Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) is a bacteria found in the inner lining of the stomach or duodenum that causes chronic inflammation. H. Pylori has been associated with several health conditions, including peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. During the test, you will breathe normally through a nasal breathing cannula.
You can read how to prepare for our H.Pylori breath test by reading the instructions found in this form.
This test determines whether you have difficulty absorbing fructose, a sugar found in onions, artichokes, pears and wheat. It is also used as a sweetener in some drinks. If you have symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramping and diarrhea, it may be due to fructose malabsorption.
This test is similar to the test for lactose.
Bacteria growing uncontrolled in the small intestine can cause small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). You may experience excessive bloating, gas, cramping and diarrhea.
To diagnose SIBO, we use a simple breath test.
You can read how to prepare for our breath test by reading the instructions found in this form.