Helicobacter Pylori

Definition of Helicobacter Pylori:

H. pylori is a bacterium that is found in the stomach which, along with acid secretion, damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers.  Although most people will never have symptoms or problems related to the infection, they may include: dull, 'gnawing' pain which may occur 2-3 hours after a meal, come and go for several days or weeks, occur in the middle of the night when the stomach is empty and be relieved by eating; loss of weight; loss of appetite; bloating; burping; nausea; vomiting.

Also: Pylori

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Aspirin

...as a treatment
“...pylori...”

Atrophic Gastritis

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Another study showed vitamin C levels to be low in atrophic gastritis and Helicobacter Pylori infection...”
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Bacterial Dysbiosis

...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“...Long-term treatment of patients with potent acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors) which produce a more alkaline environment that is unfriendly to acid-tolerant bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, may actually allow the overgrowth of other types of bacteria in the stomach, including Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium which can result in...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“An Infectious Agents in Cancer Panel (Blood or Tissue Biopsy) can test for the presence of Helicobacter pylori, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (6, 11, 16, 18) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...Barry Marshall's theory that ulcers can be caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori is now accepted medical doctrine...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“A Cardiovascular Disease Panel (Blood or Tissue Biopsy) can test for the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6)...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Interestingly, drug therapies used to fight the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter Pylori may also help treat Crohn's disease...”
...recommendation Test for Helicobacter Pylori Infection
“Drug therapies used to fight the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter Pylori may help treat Crohn's disease...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...While acid is still considered significant in ulcer formation, the leading cause of ulcer disease is currently believed to be infection of the stomach by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H...”
...our question about Aspirin use
“...pylori is generally responsible...”
...relationship to Helicobacter Pylori Infection
“The average person's lifetime chance of suffering from a peptic ulcer is 5-10%, but this rises to 10-20% in those who are Helicobacter pylori positive...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“...Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...pylori causes ulcers is not well understood, its elimination by antibiotics has clearly been shown to heal ulcers and prevent ulcer recurrence...”
...recommendation Mastic Gum
“...pylori and cured peptic ulcers after just 2 weeks of use...”

Gastritis

...the condition
“...pylori or one of several other organisms infect the stomach...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...pylori and should be used to treat other bacterial overgrowths in the stomach as well...”
...recommendation Mastic Gum
“...Pylori (of which there are at least 7 strains) resulting in its weakening and death...”

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...our question about Aspirin use
“...pylori is usually the cause...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...species, Campylobacter, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Proteus, Cholera, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Legionella pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Herpes simplex 1, Influenza A2, and measles virus...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“...pylori and ulcer resolution might suggest the treatment of GERD as a separate entity...”
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Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“In recent years, Helicobacter pylori (H...”
...our question about Gastritis
Helicobacter Pylori is believed to be the cause of superficial gastritis...”
...relationship to Stomach Cancer
Helicobacter Pylori infection leads to a significantly increased risk of stomach cancer...”
...recommendation Tea Tree oil
“...Pylori when taken at 15 drops of 100% strength twice daily...”
...recommendation Mastic Gum
“...Pylori...”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“...Pylori infection may result in Vitamin B12 deficiency...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“A study showed vitamin C levels to be low in atrophic gastritis and Helicobacter Pylori infection...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“...Pylori infection...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“Essential fatty acids have the ability to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori and suppress acid production...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...Pylori...”

Mastic Gum

...as a treatment
“...Perhaps the most exciting breakthrough to date has been a study showing mastic gum's effectiveness against at least seven different strains of Helicobacter pylori (H...”

Monolaurin

...as a treatment
“...pylori and gonorrhea...”

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...the condition
“...pylori...”

Peptic Ulcer

...related topic
“...Doctors now know that there are two major causes of ulcers: most often patients are infected with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H...”

Robert's Formula

...as a treatment
“...Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms...”

Rosacea

...relationship to Helicobacter Pylori Infection
“A high incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomach has been found amongst rosacea patients...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...to affecting more men than women, and occurring most in older people (the cancer is uncommon in people under 50) other factors that appear to increase the risk of stomach cancer include ... Helicobacter pylori (H...”

Test for Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...as a treatment
“...pylori develop serum antibodies to the organism that can be detected in the blood...”
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