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Breath tests are used to detect gases which are produced by bacterial fermentation of unabsorbed carbohydrates and then passed through your breath. Breath tests are used in the diagnosis of carbohydrate malabsorption and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO. Malabsorption of carbohydrates has been seen as a key trigger of irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, bloating and excess gas. FoodMarble AIRE is a portable breath test device that can measure gases which might be able to identify which foods you are not absorbing which are causing you IBS-like symptoms. FoodMarble AIRE measures your body’s response to how it digests food by analyzing your breath and giving you immediate results. It also helps you to identify possible trigger components in different foods by tracking and trending your results over time using the smartphone app. The FoodMarble AIRE works by analyzing hydrogen in your breath similar to how labs do it. Listen to our podcast with Aonghus Shortt,PhD Co-Founder & CEO, and Claire Shortt,PhD Chief Scientist from FoodMarble who were my guests while at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego 2019. They explained what was the purpose in creating the AIRE breath test device, how does it work and how this might benefit an IBS sufferer especially when it comes to analyzing foods in a low FODMAP diet. https://www.ibspatient.org/podcasts What's in the box: AIRE portable breast test device: FODMAP Program (optional):
Jeffrey Roberts posted a topic in General DiscussionA Bug's World: The Microbiome in Gastrointestinal Conditions Chair: William Chey, MD, Nostrant professor of gastroenterology & nutrition, University of Michigan Health System Speakers: Mark Pimental, MD, asst professor of medicine & exec director, David Geffen School of Medicine & Cedars-Sinai; Mille Long, MD, associate professor of medicine , University of North Carolina; Brennan Spiegel, MD, professor of medicine & public health director, Cedars-Sinai Health System Supported by Salix Pharmaceutical Altered microbiome leads to 2 gases, CH4 (methane) which leads to constipation and H2S (hydrogen sulphide) which lets to diarrhea Proposed IBS Pathophysiologic Sequence related to altered microbiome