The physicians at Atlantic Digestive Specialists can conduct a simple breath test, the bacterial overgrowth breath test, to help determine if there is evidence of excessive amounts of bacteria in the small intestine, which may lead to gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
Bacteria growing uncontrolled in the small intestine can cause small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). You may experience excessive bloating, gas, cramping and diarrhea.
To diagnose SIBO, Atlantic Digestive Specialists uses a simple breath test:
- You drink a sugar solution.
- Breathe into a breathalyzer.
- If bacteria are fermenting in your small intestine, they will come out in your breath.
Your doctor can confirm a diagnosis of SIBO.
At Atlantic Digestive Specialists you will benefit from the personal care and technologically advanced procedures performed by our leading, board-certified gastroenterologists. Contact us for more information about the Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test (SIBO).