H pylori bacteria or Helicobacter Pylori bacteria are a kind of germ or bacterium, which is the root cause of peptic ulcers. It affects the stomach lining and then results in burning pain in the patient’s stomach.
Symptoms of h. pylori infection:
The symptoms of h pylori generally occur after having food. Sometimes also the patient wakes up in the morning with severe pain in the upper abdomen. A majority of people, who are affected with h. pylori infection, are symptom free. But some of them have symptoms like:
- Pain in the upper abdomen associated with burping and bloating
- Vomiting and nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling hungry after 1-3 hours of eating
- In case of severe infection, bleeding and black stool
Causes of h. pylori infection:
According to a calculation, around 50% people around the world are affected with h pylori bacteria. People who live in crowded and insanity conditions are tend to have this disease. Generally, the disease passes from one person to another person’s body. At the same time, some people have the organism of h.pylori in the stomach, but don’t get affected with gastritis or ulcer. Smoking, drinking excessive coffee or alcohol increases the risk of having h pylori infection and ulcer.
Exams and tests for h. pylori infection:
Simple breath, blood and stool test can determine the h. pylori infection. So, if you are having any of these symptoms, consult with your doctor soon. The most effective way to diagnose h pylori infection is the upper endoscopy test of the stomach, esophagus and the duodenum.
How to eliminate h.pylori from the duodenum and stomach?
H. pylori can be eliminated by several antibiotics. A combined drug is useful to kill and completely get rid of the h. pylori infection. Besides, another drug is needed to decrease the acid level in the stomach.
- Two types of antibiotics: such as the amoxicillin,clarithromycin (Biaxin), metronidazole (Flagyl) or tetracycline.
- In some cases Bismuth subsalicylate or the Pepto-Bismol
- · Proton-pump inhibitors like as the lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium) or the omeprazole (Prilosec).
But, it is very important to take the drugs regularly according to the doctor’s advice to get completely cured. If you neglect the doctor’s advice, you may end up it having permanent ulcer and stomach cancer. After wards, a sanitized and clean environment would help you to stay away from h pylori bacteria.