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What Is Breath Analysis?

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Breath analysis is a non-invasive approach and a promising tool for the diagnosis of numerous health conditions. It carries great potential as a diagnostic technique for health conditions such as cancer, liver- and renal failure, cystic fibrosis, acute myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal disease and metabolic disorders [Risby 2006; Basanta 2007]. These diseases are all part of something called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) [Pereira 2014]. NCDs are chronic diseases that are not contagious. They are generally divided into four main types: cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer. NCDs are responsible for up to 38 million deaths annually and are estimated to account for 80% of the global disease burden by
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