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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By H Pylori

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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 geographic tongue be caused by h pylori?

Inherited: Geographic tongue is inherited and controlled by genetics. The h pylori probably accentuates- makes it more obvious. It's nothing to worry about unless it shows the outline of atlantis the lost continent - just kidding. ...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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Does Prilosec successfully prevent cancer caused by gerd?

Does Prilosec successfully prevent cancer caused by gerd?

No: This medication is used to treat symptoms, but it does not prevent cancer development. If the symptoms are removed, but you don't treat the underlying cause if the problem, you may not prevent the disease from progressing. In general, however, Prilosec is an excellent medication for reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Yes.: Usually late in scleroderma. People with autoimmune gastritis can have digestive issues (no stomach acid or mucous) that makes digestion more difficult. It is most common in diabetes ii. ...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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Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Roundworm: Wucharia bancrofti is a typical cause of elephantiasis but in the us chronic lymph edema from venous disease which can look like elephantiasis is much more common. ...Read more

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Could urease inhibitors be used in treating h. pylori infection?

Could urease inhibitors be used in treating h. pylori infection?

No : You need the combination of antibiotic and acid suppressing medicine to treat H. Pylori successfully. ...Read more

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Is pernicious anemia caused by using antibiotics?

Is pernicious anemia  caused by using antibiotics?

Unlikely: Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of b12, which is required to make red blood cells. The usual cause is a stomach condition (gastritis, cancer, post-gastrectomy) or a disease of the small bowel (surgical resection, chrohn's). It is rarely caused by vegan diets. Drugs that suppress stomach acid and some diabetes medicines have been associated with pa. ...Read more

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In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?

See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

No: Not for most cancers in the US. In Egypt, the most common bladder cancer is caused by a parasite (S. haematobium), but that's pretty rare in the US. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics caused gastritis?

Can antibiotics caused gastritis?

Gastritis: This terms means inflammation of the stomach. The most common cause is Helicobacter pylori, but certainly a variety of chemical agents could conceivably do this. My advice would be to see a doctor and be fully assessed and managed professionally. ...Read more

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Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus? .

Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus?

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Yes: Virus can cause muscle damage and a weak heart muscle called a cardiomyopathy. May be temporary or permanent. Viral titers in the right clinical setting would help support the diagnosis but not neccesary. Usually a clinical DX or a DX of exclusion. ...Read more

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Can fatigue be caused by pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia?

Can fatigue be caused by pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia?

Yes: I strongly recommend that if you or a family member have this that you follow-up with your doctor. This is an infection often associated with other more significant diseases for which testing may be necessary. You likely also need treatment for the infection itself. Fatigue can be related to the infection, but may be more related to associated diseases. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Can pan ulcerative colitis be caused by c.diff?

Can pan ulcerative colitis be caused by c.diff?

Terminology: Ulcerative colitis is different from colitis caused by C diff. The etiology of ulcerative colitis is not know. Both diseases can affect the whole colon and cause ulcers, however the cause and treatment for the two are different. ...Read more

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Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Yes, it is: presumably contagious. Mode of transmission is usually via contaminated water or foods. It can presumably transmitted by saliva, but this is more theoretical. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by streptococcus pyogenes?

What diseases are caused by streptococcus pyogenes?

See below: Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/streptococcus.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more