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Will helicobacter pylori treatment make you gain weight?

Will helicobacter pylori treatment make you gain weight?

No: Treating h. Pylori will not make you gain weight. It may however, make you feel better so you can eat more which then may allow you to gain weight. The medications used to treat the infection have no effect on weight. ...Read more

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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more


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Will helicobacter pylori treatment make you gain weight?

No: Treating h. Pylori will not make you gain weight. It may however, make you feel better so you can eat more which then may allow you to gain weight. The medications used to treat the infection have no effect on weight. ...Read more

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What do you do if the treatment for Helicobacter pylori don't work?

Usually it will: Sometimes one combination may not work. Another thing, if you get the blood test for antibodies against H Pylori, it will show a positive result for quite some times. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old female, I have been tested positive for helicobacter pylori, so what's a good treatment?

I am 25 years old female, I have been tested positive for helicobacter pylori, so what's a good treatment?

Triple therapy: There are several combo regimens but they are basically 2-3 antibiotics plus a stomach protector medicine like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). One option is Prevpac - contains the antibiotics Amoxicillin & Clarithromycin and the proton-pump inhibitor lansoprazole. It depends on your other medical conditions and allergies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more

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Does a person with a positive helicobacter pylori antibody test always remain seropositive even after successful treatment?

Does a person with a positive helicobacter pylori antibody test always remain seropositive even after successful treatment?

Once +, always +: The blood test for h pylori looks for your immune response to the infection. Once you turn positive, you never revert back to negative, even after appropriate antibiotic treatment. That's how you're protected in the future. On the other hand, if you want a test of cure to prove that the infection is gone, you need a breath test to confirm eradication. ...Read more

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I have been told I have helicobacter pylori on my lungs I have have treatment now I am going to have a breath test. Will my lungs be damage.?

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I have been told I have helicobacter pylori on my lungs I have have treatment now I am going to have a breath test. Will my lungs be damage.?

Stomach: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach; it would not infect your lungs. The breath test is how we diagnose helicobacter; it produces high amounts of urease, and the activity of the enzyme can be detected in your breath. This does not mean it has anything to do with your lungs; the test detects the vapor coming up from your esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However, avoidance of smoking, alcohol, caffeine will help lower the levels of stomach acid. The usual treatment for h pylori includes 3-4 drug regimens including antibiotics and ppi (anti-acid meds, e.g. Prilosec, prevacid). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

See details: Speak with your doctor or a gastroenterologist. H. Pylori is treated with a combination of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

Many types: Helicobacter pylori is typically treated for 14 days with dual antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Tetracycline derivatives, and bismuth subsalicylate with proton pump inhibitor (Omeprazole or Lansoprazole Pantaprazole or Esomeprazole). To assess for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection post treatment, urea breath test is utilized. ...Read more

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How can you eradicate helicobacter pylori completely?

Antibiotics: There are several antibiotic regimens which, along with acid suppression, have been proven to eradicated h.Pylori with 70-90% success rates. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: helicobacter pylori?

What is the definition or description of: helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does helicobacter pylori get transferred from person to person?

How does helicobacter pylori get transferred from person to person?

Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Household contacts that are co-infected (fecal-oral route) should receive concurrent therapy to avoid re-passing the infection from the untreated partner to the treated one. ...Read more

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What is helicobacter pylori? What it do and is it treatable?

What is helicobacter pylori? What it do and is it treatable?

Stomach bacteria: H. Pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach. It does not necessarily cause ulcers, but is associated with ulcers over 90% of the time. If found, it can be treated with a combination of different medications, see your doctor for a prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Why is helicobacter pylori considered a causative agent of gastritis?

Why is helicobacter pylori considered a causative agent of gastritis?

H.pylori: H.Pylori is a known and well established cause of gastritis. In those infected with this organism, the stomach becomes inflamed with resulting gastritis. <a href="http://www. Laendo. Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Laendo. Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori</a>. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori considered a causative agent of gastritis, why is this?

Helicobacter pylori considered a causative agent of gastritis, why is this?

Treat the H.pylori: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infection. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter infecti: This is usually a stomach infection. Google to get details on the infection. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

H.Pylori: If you are diagnosed with h.Pylori, it is usually not a bad idea to treat, particularly if you are symptomatic. It may even prevent stomach cancer: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

Problem in stomach: H pylori is a bacterium, found in the human stomach that is implciated as causing gastritis, peptic ulcers and also is associated with gastric cancers and lymphomas. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans, curiously. When found with duodenal ulcers for example, erradication of the organism can prevent ulcer recurrence. See a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Can there be any medicine in homeopathy to eradicate (kill) helicobacter pylori?

None: I say "none, " because homeopathy does not kill anything or eradicate organisms. However, it can strengthen the body's responses to overcome the effects of those organisms -- with individualized remedy that helps the whole system rebalance itself. With the right remedy, symptoms remit and function improves. If you want to "kill" helicobacter pylori, you may need standard antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

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V Hevy drinker for 7mths daily. Uper right pain side over ribs for 10mths nw. I hav been diagnosed wit Helicobacter pylori. Is this a symptom.?

Helicobacter pylori: H. pylori does not cause pain by itself. If it induces an ulcer, that can cause pain. However, I think it is more likely that your pain, given your history of heavy drinking, is more likely due to the drinking then to the H. pylori. I would return to your doctor for a workup of your pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How treat helicobacter pylori?

Medications: H pylori is usually treated with a combination of several antibiotics as well as other medications. Your doctor will be able to give you the right combinations and duration. ...Read more