August 9, 2023 | Wellness, Gut Health, SIBO

Dr. Martin Hahn

Hydrogen and Methane breath tests are based on the fact that there is essentially no source for hydrogen or methane gas in the human body other than the bacterial metabolism of carbohydrates. The hydrogen and methane produced in the intestine is absorbed into the blood and exhaled through the lung.
This insightful webinar will explore how these tests exploit the fact that with reduced absorption of a specific sugar, this sugar travels downstream in the gut and ends up in the large intestine/colon, and gets fermented there, with resultant abnormal hydrogen/methane levels recorded on the breath test. Similarly, if bacteria are present in the small intestine (which is abnormal = small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO) the sugars, instead of getting all absorbed, give rise to abnormal hydrogen/methane levels that can be measured.
Covered topics:
•Principles of Breath Testing
•Common Conditions – Symptoms and more detail
•Lactose Intolerance
•Fructose Malabsorption
•Sucrose Intolerance
•Sorbitol Sensitivity
•How to do the test right
•Interpretation of results – and Pitfalls
•Choosing the right test for the right symptoms
Speaker: Dr. Martin Hahn - Chief Medical Officer, Laboratory Director AllClear Healthcare LLC
Martin was born and raised in Germany. His medical education took place in Germany (Freiburg) and the United States (Massachusetts, Oregon). He is a physician with over 30 years of experience in clinical practice (Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology), as well as significant experience in laboratory and clinical research. He has published numerous papers and has participated in multiple clinical trials involving infectious diseases, metabolic and liver disorders, diagnostic modalities, and medical devices. 
In the winter of 2020/2021, he and Bill Stone started AllClear Healthcare.


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