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(Part 5) Everything you need to know about hydrogen breath tests including how to take the tests, types of breath tests, and which test gives the best results.

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One way to test if you mal-absorb Fodmaps is to do a hydrogen breath test. In this video, I have explained what happens during the test and what they are testing for.

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BMC Pediatr. 2014; 14: 59. Published online Feb 27, 2014. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-59 PMCID: PMC3975941 Significance of hydrogen breath tests in children with suspected carbohydrate malabsorption Hydrogen breath tests are noninvasive procedures frequently applied in the diagnostic workup of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Here, we review hydrogen breath test results and the occurrence of lactose, fructose and sorbitol malabsorption in pediatric patients; and determine the…