We offer breath testing, using the substance called lactulose, for detection of bacterial overgrowth that is being recognized more and more as a significant factor in the mechanisms underlying the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS patients suffer from abdominal bloating and pain, irregular bowels habits, and often alternating diarrhea and constipation. There is a growing popularity in identifying bacterial overgrowth in patients with IBS symptoms and treating this overgrowth with special antibiotics that target this intestinal overgrowth of bacteria. Clinical studies have shown an improvement in subsets of IBS patients who have bacterial overgrowth. Naturally, those suffering from these symptoms should see their doctor or contact our office for a comprehensive evaluation.
The protocol for the test is simple; nothing by mouth after midnight, no smoking for 1/2 hour prior to and during testing, no napping during the examination and no exercising prior to or during the examination. Detailed instructions are included with the test kits.
Please give the office a call to arrange for a lactulose hydrogen-methane breath test. It is usually covered by most insurance companies, is non-invasive in nature, and may prove to be the answer to your needs. We are available to answer any questions you may have as well.
To order your bacterial overgrowth test kit, please call 1-800-542-4448 or go to www.quintron-usa.com.