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Best Juice For H Pylori
If someone drank a small amount of juice from a straw that was used by a person having h.Pylori, will it be transfered?
Impossible Questions: There is just no way to know this. Thus, if you are this concerned about all of the infections that are in the known world, such as h. Pylori, I think the best advice a physician can give you is to not share straws. ...Read more
Can diet cranberry juice from oceanspray be good as juice to heal h.Pylori and mild gastritis. Also what fruits and food to help heal the infection?
Probably not: The mild gastritis is likely caused by the h. Pylori infection. H pylori is a bacteria that attacks stomach lining. Effective treatment is a 10-14 days of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor (like omeprazole) to decrease acid. Lack of treatment may lead to chronic stomach pain and/or stomach ulcers. There is no good evidence that cranberry juice or specific foods are good treatments. ...Read more
Helicobacter: One can test noninvasively with a blood antibody test, stool antigen test, or with the carbon urea breath test. The most reliable method is a biopsy during endoscopy with a rapid urease test, histological examination, and culture. There is also a urine ELISA test with a 96% sensitivity and 79% specificity. None of the tests are completely without failure rates. ...Read more
Antibiotics+PPI: H.Pylori is a bacteria that infects the stomache lining. The symptoms are usually upper abdominal pain and burning sensation, dyspepsia or gastritis. It can cause peptic ulcer disease and even stomache cancers. It can be cured by combination antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin, metronidazole, biaxin (clarithromycin) along with a proton pump inhibitor such as pantaprozole or omipprazole given for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
Avoid reinfection: Get treated, possibly treat family members. Take steps to avoid reinfection- not eating or drinking after somebody, not eating left over, not eating from same plate, avoiding farm animals. ...Read more
Stool or Breath test: An H.Pylori Stool or Urea Breath test are the recommended diagnostic tests. You cannot use a PPI or H2 Blocker within two weeks of testing. A blood test cannot distinguish a new vs old infection. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat hyperplastic polyps? Negative for H pylori. 1st GI thinks it Minetriers Disease due to protein loss. 2nd GI says No
No treatment needed.: Hyperplastic polyps in themselves do not need treatment. They do not turn to cancer or anything that is harmful. However, if you are having G.I. symptoms, there should be another answer. I would return to your G.I. doctor to see what the next step in the workup is. Good luck. ...Read more
I have chronic gastritis with mild atrophy (no h. pylori). So what would be the best treatment for this?
EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. The best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI?
PPI and bland diet: Usually you take the antibiotics and the PPI for 2 weeks together and then the PPI for a total of 6 weeks. The diet you should use while you have the gastritis is one where you avoid spicy foods and greasy foods. It is best to eat simple foods. You should avoid acid drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate and citrus juices. These are the main things to avoid in your diet until your gastritis clears. ...Read more
What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?
I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus? Herbs? Diet?
Usually Minor: H Pylori is usually minor and easily treatable. It can be associated with Ulcers and some time with stomach pains and/or heartburn. I assume that if you were being tested you were having symptoms, so your Provider will most likely want to treat it. Normally we do not test to see if the infection is gone as long as the symptoms resolve. ...Read more
Fix the root cause:
The H. Pylori is able to grow in the stomach because of the low acid level.
This is contrary to conventional medicine opinion.
I suggest that you see a Holistic doctor who will take care of the root cause, rather than use drugs with possible severe side effects, and with only temporary relief. ...Read more
Please see below:
H. Pylori infection occurs when a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) infects your stomach, usually during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, h. Pylori infection is present in about half the people in the world.
H. Pylori bacteria can be passed from person to person through direct contact with saliva, vomit or fecal matter. ...Read more
Ulcer patient, other: Anyone with a history of ulcer disease;or from an endemic region for stomach cancer, e.g. Japan, chile; positive family history of ulcer or stomach cancer, ;symptoms consistent with possible ulcer disease. Controversy over testing people before chronic Aspirin use-both can cause ulcers, the 2 together, even more so. Anyone with symptoms enough for them to get an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
What is h. Pylori and gastritis? Should I be concerned with the possibilities? What are the risk factors if any?
H. Pylori: H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in stomach and cause gastritis which is an inflammation in the stomach. It can be treated with a course of antibiotics and acid medicine. If its treated and eradicated then there is no further concern. Untreated it can cause ulcers and rarely stomach cancer. ...Read more
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
Prescription meds: Once you have been tested for it, your doctor will prescribe an entire regiman that consists of more than one medication. It will include up to 2 different antibiotics as well as Prilosec type (proton pump inhibitor) medication. Other therapies include bismuth subsalicylate, antibiotics (tetracycline), metronidazole, and h2 receptor antagonist (zantac). This is between you and your doctor. ...Read more
Medicine: You treat it with medication - either a triple or quadruple therapy that includes antibiotics and acid reducers. Many of these come in combination pills so you have to take only 1 pill instead of 3 or 4 per day. It is for a short period of time to eradicate the h pylori infection. You should, however, be evaluated by a gastroenterologist, including possible endoscopy, to rule out ulcers from it. ...Read more