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Hydrogen Breath Test for Lactose Intolerance

The hydrogen breath test for lactose intolerance is a non-invasive, low risk, accurate and fast tool to identify this uncomfortable condition. Why is it important to test for Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance affects an estimated 50 million Americans. This condition is common in Asian, African, African-American, Native American, and Mediterranean populations than it is among northern and western Europeans.


Studies have shown that nearly 50% of people who self-report milk intolerance are not maldigesters.

Instead they suffer from a functional bowel disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children or some other gastrointestinal complication.

Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) occurs in 10 to 15% of school-age children.

What are the symptoms of Lactose Intolerance?

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas (flatulence)
  • Nausea


To Schedule a Free 15 min phone Consult please fill out this short questionnaire that will help Dr Hagmeyer understand your concerns, and past experiences. Due to time limitations, only patients who fill out the questionnaire will be able to schedule these free phone consults.