Breath Testing for Gastrointestinal Conditions and the Importance of Proper Preparation

How is breath testing currently used in gastroenterology? Breath testing in gastroenterology is a non-invasive and straightforward way for health care providers to diagnose common sources of digestive distress. This digestive distress can result from bacteria entering and proliferating the small intestine, producing trace gases not usually generated by the body. Having a higher level…

Understanding hydrogen and methane breath tests for SIBO and IMO: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

The North American Consensus on Breath Testing recommends using a hydrogen and methane breath test to detect Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), abnormal growth of bacteria in a patient’s small intestine, and Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO), excessive levels of methane in a patient’s intestinal tract. Both SIBO and IMO can cause various symptoms in patients,…

New Publication Examines Relationship Between Functional Dyspepsia and SIBO

A new study found that there may be an association between Functional Dyspepsia (FD) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in functional dyspepsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis, which examined the relationship between Functional Dyspepsia and SIBO, was published in the May 2021 edition of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Breakdown…

Highlights and Recording from Post-DDW Functional GI Trends Webinar

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2021 featured 2,000+ oral abstracts and ePoster presentations and 300 original lectured sessions across 17 different tracks as well as a virtual exhibit hall, product theaters, and Satellite Symposia. To break down the newest trends and hottest topics discussed during the 3-day virtual event, Commonwealth Diagnostics International (CDI) and MyGiHealth hosted…