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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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No heartburn but bad cough, dr thought it reflux. Rx for protonix, cough gone, now upper GI pain b4 meals and 2 hrs post. Duodenal ulcer? H. Pylori?

No heartburn but bad cough, dr thought it reflux. Rx for protonix, cough gone, now upper GI pain b4 meals and 2 hrs post. Duodenal ulcer? H. Pylori?

Could be: But protonix helps this, do reflux precautions like elevate head of bed 6 inches, 6 smaller meals instead of 3 [less overflow] and no food or little 3 hours before bed. if take pain meds like aspririn /aleve/advil could cause ulcer. If smoke could be cancer so never do this or ulcer, h.pylori is a bacterium that can cause ulcer, would need lab test or scoping with biopsy ...Read more

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Can H Pylori be spread by coughing or sneezing?

Can H Pylori be spread by coughing or sneezing?

Possibly: The main mode of transmission of H. pylori is fecal-oral, meaning from feces and insufficient hand washing to mouth. However, H. pylori has been detected in the mouth, nasal secretions and even tears, so that transmission by sneezing and coughing is possible, ...Read more

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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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Is H. Pylori dangerous?

Is H. Pylori dangerous?

H. pylori: H. Pylori is a bacterial infection of the stomach which can cause acid reflux and gastric ulcers. This infection can cause significant discomfort, but is not particularly dangerous. Two exceptions would be bleeding ulcers or esophageal strictures, condition that can occur with chronic infection. H.pylori is easily diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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H pylori is that dangerous?

H. Pylori: H. Pylori is a bacterium 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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Can everyone have h pylori?

No : Not everyone has h. Pylori and those with it don't necessarily have any problems from it. But if there is any associated gastritis/ulcers, it should definitely be treated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of h. Pylori?

What are symptoms of h. Pylori?

Nothing- NV,Pain: Some have none. Mostly causes stomach pain, hyperacidity, nausea, dyspapsea, frank bleeding and black stool may occur because of ulcer which may be recurrent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms h pylori?

Dyspepsia: Most people with h pylori are asymptomatic carriers. Symptoms from h pylori include abdominal pain, nausea, early satiety or lack of appetite, bloating, and fullness sensation; typically referred to as dyspepsia. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for h pylori?

What are symptoms for h pylori?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H. Pylori bacteria & use of nsaids are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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What are the h pylori symptoms?

H. Pylori: First line tx is 1 week of triple therapy consisting of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec plus clarithromycin/amoxicillin antibiotics. Another option is consuming lactobacillus-containing yogurt. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of h. Pylori?

Ulcers: H. Pylori is connected with damage to the stomach and duodenal mucus layer and ulcers as a result. You can be tested by your doctor. A breath test is preferred to see if you have a current infection. A blood test will only tell if you have ever had it even if it is gone now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be treates for h. pylori?

H Pylori therapy: Do you mean are there treatments for H Pylori? There are multiple antibiotic regimens to treat H Pylori. It is important to be tested after therapy with a breath test to see if the infection has been eradicated. ...Read more

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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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Does mastic gum kill 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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Does medication kill h.pylori?

Yes, but you need: 3 or 4 antibiotics together to kill the bacteria. See a Dr for a prescription. ...Read more

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H. Pylori ab (igg) negative mean?

H. Pylori ab (igg) negative mean?

No test is perfect: H.pylori is an organism that promotes ulcers. You're negative serum test implies an absence of protective antibodies, presumably due to lack of exposure or infection. Of course, a "false negative" result occurs with all testing. There are many ways to test for H.pylori so if you have risk factors, exposures, or high suspicion of infection get a confirmatory study. ...Read more

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Is h. Pylori contagious if so how?

By ingestion: H. Pylori is bacterial infection, transmission is by ingestion of contaminated food, water etc, the reason for hand washing to prevent the transmission but not causal touch ...Read more

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H. Pylori ab (igg) positive h mean?

H Pylori: Means that you have been exposed to h. Pylori in the past... Maybe you were treated already. It does not necessarily mean that you have an active infection. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause globus sensation?

Probably not: Globus sensation can be caused by several possibilities. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause, however, h pylori gastritis is not. I would treat the gerd aggressively and see if the globus sensation improves. I recommend that patients undergo an egd (stomach scope) to rule out any underlying conditions such as a peptic ulcer, esophagitis or hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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I have h pylori causing extreme pain?

I have h pylori causing extreme pain?

No.: Do you have a test result that shows H. pylori?
The pain is not caused by the bacteria; it is caused by a raw irritated area that is exposed to digestive fluids.
I suggest that you see a holistic doctor, who will help you by treating the root cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Can you have h-pylori and see no blood?

Can you have h-pylori and see no blood?

Yes: It is unusual to see blood in your stool with a straight forward case of h. Pylori. If you see blood, this is more indicative of a deep, bleeding ulcer that needs urgent therapy. ...Read more

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Which patients should be tested for h. Pylori?

Which patients should be tested for h. Pylori?

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

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What to do if h. Pylori causing me extreme pain?

What to do if h. Pylori causing me extreme pain?

Something else?: H. Pylori infection of the stomach if not associated with an ulcer is usually a silent infection i.e. Asymptomatic. If you are having severe abdominal pain, and an ulcer has been ruled out with endoscopy, then its likely caused by something other than h. Pylori. I suggest you go back to your doctor for repeat evaluation. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause mast cell activation disease?

Unknown: We don't know the causes for MCAS, so yes, it's possible HP is a cause of it. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what h. Pylori igg, ab is?

Can someone explain to me what h. Pylori igg, ab is?

Antibody: H. Pylori igg ab is an antibody manufactured by your body which is directed against the helicobacter pylori organism. ...Read more

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