Breath Testing for Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO) Validated by New Study

A recent study concludes that a single methane measurement (SMM) from a hydrogen and methane breath test can accurately diagnose intestinal methanogen overgrowth (IMO), potentially replacing the standard 2-hour breath test. A Single Fasting Exhaled Methane Level Correlates With Fecal Methanogen Load, Clinical Symptoms and Accurately Detects Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth, which analyzes the ability of…

Breath Testing Models for Gastrointestinal Disorders

A Pro-Forma Comparison of Breath Testing Models for Gastrointestinal Disorders

When patients present with symptoms related to functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders or Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO), and Carbohydrate Malabsorption, the recommended method of diagnosis is clinical breath testing. Each breath test – overseen by providers at healthcare facilities or taken by patients in…

Highlights and Recording from 2021 Year in Review + 2022 Outlook Functional GI Trends Webinar

The GI community continues to work in unprecedented times caused by impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients have seen increased prevalence and flare-ups of GI-related symptoms due to increased stress and anxiety along with changes in dietary and exercise habits, while providers have had to navigate changes to the healthcare delivery model. As we wrap…