breath testing is a safe, simple method of testing for lactose
malabsorption and bacterial overgrowth in patients who present
with bloating, gas, nausea, cramps, or diarrhea.
Prior to your
arrival, you will be given specific instructions and told
to avoid dairy products, tobacco, chewing gum, strenuous exercise
and to keep an empty stomach for 12 hours. Please advise our
if you have taken antibiotics in the preceding two weeks. You
will blow into an instrument and your breath will be analyzed
gas. Then, you will drink a liquid and your breath will be tested
every 30 minutes for three hours.
Occasionally, some patients will experience their usual abdominal
discomfort related to lactose.