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Breath test for fructose intolerance

Fructose intolerance breath test is a non-invasive and effective test for the diagnosis of fructose malabsorption and intolerance

What is fructose malabsorption or intolerance?

It is when the person’s small intestine cannot properly digest fructose (a sugar found in many foods such as fruits). The symptoms it produces are pain in the abdomen, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea or noise in the abdomen.

When to do the breath test?

This test is recommended in adults or children with diarrhea, flatulence, bloating or pain in the abdomen in whom the cause of these discomforts is not known.

It is also advised in people with irritable bowel syndrome to guide eating restrictions and thus avoid unnecessary restrictions

What does the test consist of?

Normally there is very little hydrogen in our breath. When fructose is not properly digested in the small intestine, it passes straight to the colon, where the bacteria that exist there decompose it, producing gases such as hydrogen, which is eliminated by the lungs through respiration and breath.

During the breath test you will be given a small amount of fructose dissolved in water and you will be asked to blow into a machine every 30 minutes for two to three hours. During this period you will inform if you have discomfort. At the end of the test the data is analyzed and the report with the diagnosis will be delivered

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