H2 Breath Detection: Game-Changer for Gastrointestinal Health

Anyone who remembers the days before finger stick blood glucose meters became available to people with diabetes will recall how awful life was for diabetics. All they had was urine dipsticks which were sloppy, yielded only crude non-quantitative feedback on blood sugars, and gave you a gauge of what blood sugars were in the recent past, not the present. It meant that dosing insulin or diabetes drugs was grotesquely imprecise and accounted for many episodes of hypoglycemic coma and acceleration of diabetic complications. It was not uncommon in those days, for instance, for a type 1 diabetic to be blind and experience kidney failure in their 20s. Then, in the early 1980s, finger stick blood glucose meters became widely available. Because they allowed more accurate tracking of blood sugars, this technology proved a game-changer for diabetics. Insulin and other drugs could be dosed more precisely. Low blood sugars could be identified before loss of consciousness developed, high blood sugars could be identified before dehydration and diabetic ketoacidosis took hold, better blood sugar control meant diabetic complications were delayed. That same kind of game-changing technology is now available for gastrointestinal health in the form of hydrogen gas, H2, breath testing. While formal H2 breath testing has been available for a number of years, the test is cumbersome, most doctors know nothing about it, and costs around $150 to several hundred dollars each time you undergo the test (w...
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