fructose intolerance breath test

The HBT Sleuth hydrogen monitor is used to perform a fructose intolerance breath test. Fructose intolerance is the inability to digest fructose, a sugar found in food. It causes cramping, bloating, gas or diarrhea any time dairy products are consumed. Fructose intolerance occurs due to the body’s lack of fructase, an enzyme normally produced by the small intestine. The fructose intolerance breath test is a quick way to discover if a patient has fructose intolerance. Studies indicate that as many as 70% of patients that have fructose intolerance do not relate their symptoms to fructose ingestion. They may even mislead their physicians by denying a connection of their symptoms to their diet. Our fructose intolerance breath test is the most efficient way of detecting fructose intolerance. The HBT Sleuth fructose intolerance breath test is done in the doctor’s office and only requires five minutes of the patient’s time. This fructose intolerance breath test is easy to use, non invasive and gives the physician immediate results of the fructose intolerance breath test. Fructose intolerance is often recognized for the first time in older patients. They may have endured gas and other symptoms for years without connecting the symptoms to their diet.