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What is hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance?

What is hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance?

See below.: The patient is given lactose after an overnight fast, after which exhaled air samples are collected before and at 30-minute intervals for 3 hours to assess hydrogen gas concentrations. If the concentration increases a lot, it proves the diagnosis. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Why hydrogen breath test positive for lactose intolerance?

Why hydrogen breath test positive for lactose intolerance?

See below.: The patient is given lactose after an overnight fast, after which exhaled air samples are collected before and at 30-minute intervals for 3 hours to assess hydrogen gas concentrations. If the concentration increases a lot, it proves the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should one not eat before hydrogen breath test?

What should one not eat before hydrogen breath test?

Nothing...: We do hydrogen breath tests in the office for lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and you need to be fasting for about 4 hours before the test. ...Read more

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I'm having a hydrogen breath test on monday what is it exactly and what should I do to prepare for it?

I'm having a hydrogen breath test  on monday what is it exactly and what should I do to prepare  for it?

Lactose intolerant: It tests for lactose intolerance and can also test for short bowel overgrowth of bacteria which can lead to excess gas production. Follow the instructions of your provider. Do not have anything to eat or drink before the procedure for 8 hours. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should do a hydrogen breath test and methane breath test?

What kind of doctor should do a hydrogen breath test and methane breath test?

Any: Any physician can do those. Those are simple tests. However, gastroenterologists usually do them because that is in their focused area of expertise. But they are not any more qualified than a general practitioner in doing them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydrogen breath test?

What is the definition or description of: hydrogen breath test?

Breath test: This is the test that can be used to see if you have an infection in your stomach caused by an organism called helicpobactor pylori. It can be done by your doctor or you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Whys hydrogen breath test referred to as the "gold standard"?

It's good: Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem. ...Read more

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Hydrogen breath test is used for GI problems, right? What else?

Hydrogen breath test: It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult. ...Read more

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Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


Hydrogen Breath Test (Definition)

This is the test that can be used to see if you have an infection in your stomach caused by an organism called helicpobactor pylori. It can be done by your doctor or you may be ...Read more