H2 check for diagnosis of lactose intolerance

Lactose is a sugar found in milk. Unless it gets changed into glucose it cannot be absorbed into the body. This change happens when the lactose passes through the stomach into the small intestine and comes into contact with the lactase enzyme. If there is not enough lactase present the lactose cannot be broken down, this in turn leads to lactose intolerance. As a result, the hydrogen that is produced by bacteria is absorbed through the wall of the small or large intestine. The hydrogen then travels to the lungs where it is released and exhaled in the breath where it can be measured by the H2 Check. The H2 Check is a breath test device for the simple diagnosis of lactose intolerance. The H2 Check is also capable of diagnosing a range of gastroenterology disorders and food intolerances based on collecting H2 results in PPM.

Supplier: MD Diagnostics Ltd

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