All About Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)
Helicobacter Pylori was previously known as Campylobacter pylori. This bacterium was first discovered and named in 1983. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is one of the most common human infections, affecting more than half of the population. Over the years, H. pylori have become a widespread bacterium that grows and thrives in the human digestive tract and compromises the stomach lining. It is shaped like a spiral and buries itself into the mucus layer that lines the stomach, where it survives and thrives. When the bacteria become overactive, chemicals are released that cause inflammation of the stomach lining which becomes very uncomfortable.
Symptoms of H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori)
Often there are no symptoms associated with this infection. However, signs of active and overgrown H.Pylori infection are experienced, including aching or burning pain in your upper stomach that can worsen when your stomach is empty. Feeling sick, burping after food, not feeling hungry, bloated tummy, especially after eating, tiredness, or lack of energy. You may notice you lose weight or feel feverish. Also, you may develop an eating disorder.
- Upper stomach pain
- Dull gnawing pain
- Sticky stools
- Unwanted Weight loss
How do I get H. Pylori?
The research on the H.P. infection still needs to be more conclusive about how the H. pylori bacteria is transmitted. We know that the H. pylori bacterium can be picked up from childhood or passed on from mother to child in the womb, a lifelong infestation unless treated. There are several other possibilities, for example, lack of hygiene, sharing food, drinking and clean water, or simply coming in contact with an infected person. You can even become infested using public toilets and not washing your hands thoroughly. H. pylori has been detected in saliva samples, which leads researchers to believe that this bacterium can be spread through direct contact with saliva, i.e. Sexual contact or kissing.
There is no evidence that H. pylori infect animals, but plenty of evidence that infection occurs between family members. Commonly adults with H. pylori have been infected during their childhood.
Can H. Pylori Be Prevented?
As no one knows how H. pylori are spread, it is challenging on an individual level to determine how or when a person was first infected. Research and studies regarding H. pylori are working on developing a vaccine to prevent and cure H. pylori infection. However, I preferred to go down a natural route for elimination rather than antibiotics.
To help prevent the spread of H. pylori, follow the list of health suggestions you can implement.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before eating or after the bathroom.
- Ensure you eat food that has been washed well and cooked correctly. Rinse all vegetables in water with some white vinegar.
- Drink filtered water, not from plastic bottles.
- If swimming in dams, do not swallow the water
- If you drink from tank water, make sure it is well filtered
How Is H.Pylori Diagnosed?
- Blood Test. (Can show false positive)
- Stool Test.
- Breath Test. (the best test for accuracy)
Mainstream Medical Treatment For H.Pylori
Antibiotics Triple Therapy
Your doctor will offer you a combination of two antibiotics and medication to reduce stomach acid. Reducing stomach acid assists the two antibiotics in working efficiently. Triple therapy usually consists of the following drugs.
Two antibiotics together with proton-pump inhibitors (PPI stomach acid reducer) such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), pantoprazole (Protonix), or rabeprazole (AcipHex) for 7 to 14 days
- Antibiotic Clarithromycin.
- Antibiotic Metronidazole
- Antibiotic Amoxicillin
Treatment on these medications must be at least 14 days for people with severe symptoms lasting longer than a few weeks. Your doctor will discuss this with you, together with your history of symptoms. A follow-up test for h. pylori are recommended 6-8 weeks after Triple Therapy Treatment has finished. The T.T. treatments are not always successful and can make people feel worse. Extensive research is ongoing that hopefully will help doctors better understand not only h.pylori but many other bacteria that cause gut problems, but the information needs to be getting to our G.P.
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Unlike a blood test, a stool test can tell you if you currently have h.pylori bacteria in your stomach and thus have an active infection. If you prefer a breath test, which the author recommends, you can order this here https://www.i-screen.com.au/tests/helicobacter-pylori-breath-test.
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You can ask your doctor for testing for free.