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The hydrogen breath test uses the measurement of hydrogen in the breath to diagnose several conditions that cause gastrointestinal symptoms, for example, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, small bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and pancreatic insufficiency.

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    • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is a condition in which invasive bacteria gather in the small intestine causing...learn more »
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      • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) facts
      • What causes SIBO?
      • Who is at risk for SIBO?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of SIBO?
      • How is the diagnosis of SIBO made?
      • What is the treatment for SIBO?
      • Can SIBO be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for SIBO?
    • Lactose Intolerance In lactose intolerance, the digestive system cannot digest lactose (the main sugar in milk). Symptoms of lactose intolerance...learn more »
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      Lactose Intolerance Article
      • Lactose intolerance facts
      • What is lactose intolerance?
      • What causes lactose intolerance?
      • What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?
      • How are lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance diagnosed?
      • Elimination diet
      • Milk challenge
      • Breath test
      • Blood glucose test
      • Stool acidity test
      • What are the sources of lactose in the diet?
      • How is lactose intolerance treated?
      • What are the long-term consequences of lactose intolerance?
      • What is new in lactose intolerance?
    • Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach) Dyspepsia (indigestion) is a functional disease in which the gastrointestinal organs, primarily the stomach and first part of the...learn more »
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      Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach) Article
      • Dyspepsia (indigestion) facts
      • What is dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What are the symptoms of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What causes dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What is the course of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What are the complications of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • How is dyspepsia diagnosed (indigestion)?
      • Exclusion of other diseases
      • Specific tests of gastrointestinal function
      • How is dyspepsia (indigestion) treated and relieved?
      • What is a reasonable approach to the diagnosis and treatment of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What is in the future for dyspepsia (indigestion)?
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Intestinal Problems of IBD) The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). The intestinal complications of...learn more »
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      Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Intestinal Problems of IBD) Article
      • Intestinal bowel disease facts
      • What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
      • What are the intestinal complications of IBD?
      • Are the intestinal complications of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease different?
      • Do intestinal ulcers occur in IBD?
      • How are ulcers in IBD diagnosed and treated?
      • Does gastrointestinal bleeding occur in IBD?
      • How is gastrointestinal bleeding in IBD diagnosed and treated?
      • How do intestinal strictures form in IBD?
      • What are symptoms of intestinal strictures, and how are they diagnosed and treated?
      • What are intestinal fistulas?
      • What symptoms do fistulas cause and how are they diagnosed and treated?
      • What are fissures and how are they treated?
      • What is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
      • Does colon cancer occur in IBD?
      • What should be done about polyps in IBD?
      • What is toxic megacolon and what are its causes and symptoms?
      • What kind of malabsorption occurs in IBD?
    • The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Digestion is the complex process of turning food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestive process also involves...learn more »
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      The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Article
      • Digestion definition
      • What is digestion?
      • The mouth
      • The pharynx and esophagus
      • The stomach and small intestine
      • The colon, rectum, and anus
      • Three accessory digestive organs (pancreas, liver, gallbladder)
    • Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease, primarily involving the small and large intestine, but which can affect...learn more »
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      Crohn's Disease Article
      • Crohn's disease facts
      • What is Crohn's disease?
      • What causes Crohn's disease?
      • How does Crohn's disease affect the intestines?
      • How is Crohn's disease different from ulcerative colitis?
      • What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?
      • What are the complications of Crohn's disease?
      • How is Crohn's disease diagnosed?
      • How is Crohn's disease treated?
      • Crohn's Disease Medications
      • Anti-inflammatory medications
      • 5-ASA (mesalamine) oral medications
      • 5-ASA rectal medications (Rowasa, Canasa)
      • Corticosteroids
      • Budesonide (Entocort EC)
      • Antibiotics for Crohn's disease
      • Immuno-modulator medications
      • Azathioprine (Imuran) and 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP, Purinethol)
      • Infliximab (Remicade)
      • Adalimumab (Humira)
      • Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia)
      • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
      • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
      • Surgery in Crohn's disease
      • Are there any recommendations for diet, supplementation, or vaccinations for Crohn's disease?
      • Conclusions

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