A hydrogen breath tests is a widely used tool to used to assess patients who suffer from unexplained abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence or altered bowel movements (diarrhoea and constipation) or those who have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and carbohydrate malabsorption such as lactose and fructose intolerance are gastrointestinal disorders that are frequently misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome – often resulting in prolonged periods of suffering. Hydrogen breath tests are specific and sensitive diagnostic tools that can be used to confirm or exclude the presence of SIBO or carbohydrate malabsorption. By identifying the trigger of patient’s symptoms, Dr. Coovadia will be able to assist with specific targeted therapies to manage these conditions, respectively.
Hydrogen breath tests are non-invasive tests that are reproducible and safe to perform.
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms (unexplained abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence or altered bowel movements), please enquire about undergoing a hydrogen breath test – as it may unlock the cause of your longstanding symptoms..