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Can H Pylori Bacterial Infections Cause Malabsorption
Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more
I have h.pylori bacteria infection again. I got meds, this is my second year of having it. Should I see a specialist about that?
H pylori : h pylori sometimes hard to treat and also some of the testing done not accurate and outdated. You may have past exposure and not an active disease, but some tests don't differentiate. You may also have bacteria strain that's resistant to common combination of antibiotics. Please see gastroenterologist for more exact testing and treatment ...Read more
Can 16s sequencing of my intestinal bacteria identify any/all of following infections: h. Pylori, c. Jejuni, toxoplasma gondii?
Yes but...: Dna sequencing can identify most of the bacteria and also the % of those present. What you are going to use this for is perhaps the most important question and where are they located? I would check with your physician, find out what testing facility they are using and how extensive is the test. Some of the test only look for a few of the bacteria and don't measure them all. ...Read more
I was informed that tetracyline won't help h pylori ,is likely to cause my sinus Infection, what else should I use for my sinus and h pylori?
Need more infoi: Do you really have a bacterial sinus infection or is it an allergy or is it viral? We do prescribe antibiotics for H Pylori but not for all sinus conditions. Please see your family physician and have him/her make a diagnosis and proceed from there. Do not self treat. Get professional treatment. ...Read more
If you have GERD and find h pyroli is cause, will GERD clear up once bacterial infection is gone ?
I want to know if I can be cured of mild chronic inactive gastritis permanently. It was caused by the H. Pylori infection?
Yes. Mastic gum: Mastic gum (1,000 mg per day for two-three weeks) kills 99% of H. pylori, and heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. Available on line or from a health food store. N Engl J Med. 1998 Dec 24;339(26):1946. Mastic gum kills Helicobacter pylori. Huwez FU, et al. Phytomedicine. 2010 Mar;17(3-4). The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter pylori: a randomized pilot study. Dabos KJ, et al. ...Read more
Probably not: H. pylori infection of the stomach may be present in more than half the people in the world! Most people don't realize they have it. But if you develop symptoms of an ulcer--burning abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and unintentional weight loss--the cause could be H. pylori. I would think the pain and nausea of an ulcer would drive you to treatment before you lost a large amount of weight ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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