Updated: Jul 25
Dr. Mary interviews Dr. Stephen Meeneghan about the foodmarble AIRE2 and its use in testing for SIBO.
We just got one of the Foodmarble AIRE 2 devices for the office to show patients how it works. It’s surprising small and portable. It fits in the palm of your hand.
The foodmarble helps to test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIB0) which is an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the small intestines.
76% of people with IBS have SIBO. So it's really important to test for if you have symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, reflux etc.
We test for SIBO in our clinic using the lactulose breath test, in which a patient drinks a prescription sugar called lactulose and then we test the air they breath out every 15 minutes looking for one of the gases that the bacteria produce.
If we see their gases rise above a certain amount, we diagnose them with SIBO.
Once we see SIBO we treat it with antibiotics, antimicrobial herbs, regulating gut motility and more.
BUT... 65% of people with SIBO will get it again (recurrent SIBO).
For these people the foodmarble AIRE2 makes a lot of sense because it is much more affordable for most people to buy this device once rather than pay for 2+ lactulose breath tests.
In the video above Dr. Meeneghan and Dr. Mary dive into the pros and cons of the foodmarble AIRE2 and how to use it properly and how NOT to use it.
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