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Is h pylori deadly?

Is h pylori deadly?

Yes: Helicobacter pylori does not kill directly, but it is culprit for a large percentage of stomach cancers and other tumors. The ulcers that it causes still kill the unwary as well. Best to have the nasty little creatures eradicated as required -- which thankfully we can now do! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Can h pylori thyroiditis?

Can h pylori thyroiditis?

No: If you are asking if h pylori can cause thyroiditis then i would have to answer "no.". ...Read more

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Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

It may: There is some evidence that suggests it is a treatment for h.pylori. Check with your doctor if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is H. Pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more

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Can h. Pyloric bacteria causes gerd?

Can h. Pyloric bacteria causes gerd?

Not really: Germ causes gastritis, duodenitis, ulcers, involved with stomach cancer. Does not cause esophagitis. Controversy if treating it i.Creases risk of gerd and esophagitis. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Maybe (not) . . .: Everyone now agrees that h pylori is responsible for peptic ulcer disease, including gastric & duodenal ulcers. However, it's not clear that h pylori is responsible for gerd & esophagitis. However, esophagitis is associated w/pud so if we find h pylori, then we tend to treat if you/re symptomatic. The trick in medicine is paying attention to cause & effect studies vs observational ones. It's tough. ...Read more

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Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Yes, it can.: H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that likes to grow on the inside of the stomach. This bacteria causes irritation of the stomach wall lining. The body tries to heal, but a vicious cycle of irritation and healing gets started. Over time, the regenerating stomach lining cells become disorganized in their growth which can (not always) lead to cancer growth. H. Pylori therapy can reduce cancer risk. ...Read more

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Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

H. pylori & ulcers: An estimated 2/3 of people have h. Pylori bacteria, but most of them never have any symptoms. However, h. Pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers (>90% of duodenal ulcers, an estimated 60% of gastric ulcers). Nobody knows why some people with h. Pylori get ulcers but others don't. ...Read more

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Why doesn't stomach acid kill helicobacter bacterium?

Why doesn't stomach acid kill helicobacter bacterium?

Stomach acid &Hpylor: Stomach acid is not capable of killing h pylori bacteria , it has leant to live with acid in the stomach very comfortably. ...Read more

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Will hand sanitizers kill the h. Pylori bacteria?

Will hand sanitizers kill the h. Pylori bacteria?

Externally, yes: Your question I assume, refers to H pylori on the hands. Yes, it will kill bacteria in your hands but please, do not consume it. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

Worth treating: If you get tested for this you are having GI symptoms. H pylori is worth treating when you have reflux, peptic ulcers, or gastritis discomfort. Some people feel it can cause on going problems and it is worth taking the prescription regiman to get rid of it. Unfortunately the meds required can cause some nausea and it helps to take food with it. Have the discussion with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

Can h. Pylori cause ulcerative colitis?

No: It can't. H pylori infects the stomach. The colon is not near the stomach. But many other infections can trigger ulcerative colitis in a genetically susceptible individual. ...Read more

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What is h. Pylori bacteria combined with esophagus varices?

Not clear: H pylori and stomach - duodenal ulcer go together. Varices go with cirrhosis and liver dysfunction together reflux , irritation, esophagitis and a bunch of symptoms are possible! ...Read more

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Is H pylori the bacteria that causes c diff?

Is H pylori the bacteria that causes c diff?

No: H.pylori causes ulcers , gastritis and a slew of other problems. Clostridium difficicle causes inflammation of your bowel and excessive persistent diarrhoea. ...Read more

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Symptoms of h pylori?

Symptoms of h pylori?

H.Pylori: The symptoms of h.Pylori are the same as those of stomach or duodenal ulcers - epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, appetite changes. However, you need to remember that there are tons of folks out there with asymptomatic h.Pylori. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori affect pregnancy?

Can h. Pylori affect pregnancy?

Not directly: Pregnant mother can not pass h pylori to their fetuses.But they can give it to their babies shortly after birth. Hpylori has no negative effect on fetal development.However h pylori has been linked to hyperemesis gravida is nausea and vomiting so severe that it threaten the health of the mother and nutritional status of the fetus.It is reported to be more severe than the typical morning sickness. ...Read more

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What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

What’s the h. Pylori breath test?

See below: The test that i think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more

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H pylori is that dangerous?

H. Pylori: H. Pylori is a bacteria that is quite common. It can cause duodenal/gastric ulcers. Most patients have no symptoms. Without treatment, it can cause chronic gastritis. The bacteria can be associated with development of gastric cancer and lymphoma. Should be treated if you are tested positive. ...Read more

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How can I stop h. Pylori bacteria from producing urease?

How can I stop h. Pylori bacteria from producing urease?

Treat the infection: A sophisticated question. Hpylori produces urease to survive in the acid stomach. If you could stop it, it would be killed. Research is under way. R U a scientist? Not yet. You can kill the bacteria however. If you have symptoms and a test is positive you should take an antibiotic regime such as Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin for ten days together with omeprazole. 90% of ulcers are curable. ...Read more

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