Lactose is a sugar found in milk, & fructose is a sugar found in fresh fruit & some vegetables, as well as in processed foods. Both of these natural sugars can cause intolerance & have trouble being absorbed in the small intestine, leading to digestive symptoms such as gas, painful bloating, cramping, & diarrhoea. Over time, these intolerances can lead to a build-up of unhealthy bacteria in the gut, which feed off of the undigested sugars. Our hydrogen breath test can evaluate your body’s tolerance to both fructose & lactose, targeting specific milk proteins & fruit sugars.
When should I get tested?
You can take these tests at any time, without a doctor’s referral. You may have noticed digestive symptoms related to dairy or fructose intake, or would like to rule out food intolerance in the context of various GI symptoms.
What the test includes
The test for fructose intolerance is a breath test.