THE GAZ TEST with Gazdetect monitor
Hydrogene gaz test (or HBT) is used as a diagnostic tool for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and carbohydrate absorption, such as lactose, fructose, and sorbitol malabsorption. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8–12 hours). Even though the test is normally known as a “Hydrogen Breath Test” we also test for Methylacetate, and sulfurous hydrogen in addition to hydrogen.
Hydrogen (the least dangerous): ascending colon can particularly bloat and cause many symptoms of putrefaction.
Methylacetate: the most aggressive and acidifying (a kind of hyper-acidic vinegar), conducive to candidiasis.
Sulfurous hydrogen: very rare, indicates an immunity already very degraded.
Normally when fasting and at normal rest conditions, H2 is not present in human breath.
But when some substances are not digested, fermentation take place.
When some bacteria (called anaerobic bacteria) digest food, they produce acids, water and gases (fermentation).
The major gases produced by these bacteria include, hydrogen (H2), methane (CH4), Methyl-acetate, Sulfurous Hydrogen and other small concentrations of aromatic gases.
These gases are absorbed and diffused into the blood stream, trough the vascular system from the site of their digestion.
By this way they are conducted to the lungs for blood gas purification.
Gases diffuse across the capillary membrane into the alveoli in the lung.
From the alveolus they will appear in the expired alveolar gas from where they can be measured.
So, if either H2, CH4,H2S, NO, MA are produced biologically, it tells us that some food substance is somewhere exposed to some bacterial fermentation.
What happens after my gaztest
Depending on the level and type of fermentation, a suitable treatment will be proposed, mainly based on dietary supplements, but also and above all, a nutritional reform, with eviction of the Fodmaps and hypotoxic feeding. All the symptoms mentioned are taken in account and determine the proposed action.
It will soon be necessary to change the quote “we have the age of our arteries” into “we are the age of our mucous membranes”.
If you suffering of the above pathology or other problems related to your digestive system “see pic below” please be in touch and I will try to answer your questions on the best possible way.