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Dr. Michael Lansing treats a broad range of pulmonary diseases with a special interest in asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease and sleep apnea.
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Dedicated to relieving and treating symptoms of digestive tract pain, the specialists at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy offer some of the best options, including the hydrogen breath test, for diagnosing digestive disease.
A hydrogen breath test is a simple, non-invasive test used to measure the amount of hydrogen in the breath. When lactose is not broken down properly in the small intestine, the body produces too much hydrogen causing digestive disease symptoms. The hydrogen breath test can help diagnose the symptoms causing digestive discomfort.
A patient can take the hydrogen breath test following a short period of fasting. The actual hydrogen breath test requires a patient to drink a solution of lactose, fructose, sucrose, or glucose mixed in water. After drinking the solution, the patient breaths into a plastic bag every 15 minutes. Fructose breath testing determines if fructose is being malabsorbed in the body. Lactose breath testing indicates lactose intolerance. Lactulose breath testing can reveal a bacterial overgrowth.
The hydrogen breath test commonly is used to diagnose patients with irritable bowel syndrome and common food intolerances.
The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center brings Baltimore-based top gastroenterologists, doctors, surgeons and specialists to the patient communities of the Mid-Atlantic region with leading treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the digestive tract, including liver and hepatobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases such as Crohn's disease or colitis, conditions of the pancreas, heartburn and reflux disease (GERD), and stomach and intestinal disorders.
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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
A patient from Mercy shares her story of living with ulcerative colitis and finding relief in Remicade treatments.