Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is evaluated using the Hydrogen & Methane Lactulose Breath Test which is the gold standard for assessment. It is a simple, non-invasive test that involves a 24-hour prep diet and collecting breath samples over a period of 3 hours at home.
Studies have shown that SIBO is present in 84% of IBS cases, and eradication often improves the disruptive symptoms of IBS. This method of testing will identify the type of SIBO and severity of the infection, which allows for more accurate treatment and predictable response. Always test before you treat!
Why is this test important?
If you experience symptoms similar to IBS, ruling out SIBO is an excellent first step towards dramatically improving your current baseline. Many are permanently prescribed a host of digestive remedies/medicines to “deal” or “cope” with their symptoms.
With this test, long-lasting results can be achieved with effective eradication of this infection (overgrowth), with both pharmacological and herbal options available for treatment.
This test is the gold standard for assessing for SIBO infection. SIBO is highly correlated with IBS.
The benefit of testing is that it will identify the type of SIBO and severity of the infection. Having this data allows for more accurate treatment and predictable response. Always test before you treat!
To learn more about SIBO testing, or to obtain an at home collection kit, contact Higher Health below.
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