Understanding Fructose Breath Testing

Hydrogen breath testing can be used to test for fructose intolerance. Fructose is a sugar found naturally in fruits, vegetables and honey. It is also used as a sweetener in some soft drinks and fruit drinks. Fructose malabsorption occurs when the body doesn’t take in fructose the right way. Undigested fructose reaches the small and large intestine, naturally occurring bacteria feed off of this excess sugar, and the resulting symptoms of gas, bloating, pain and discomfort occur.

The information on this website is to provide general guidance. In no way does any of the information provided reflect definitive medical advice and self diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best in class gastroenterologist regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs as it may a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough consultation and examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call a physician or call our office today and schedule a consultation.

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