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H Pylori And Gluten Intolerance
I feel hungry even after eating, stomach makes noises, bad gas, been tested for gluten allergy and had blood tests and h pylori all normal, ongoing :(?
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Just found out I have chronic gastritis due to h pylori after having a biopsy from an egd. Will gluten free help rid the inflammation and fullness?
Treat H. pylori.: See your doc to treat the H. pylori. A gluten free diet will not help and is completely unnecessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Frequent stomach/liver region & lower abdominal pains with bloating aprox 2yrs now, worse with alcohol, not gluten or h.pylori related. Likely causes?
Could be gallbladder: Simple testing would tell. Family history??Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 bacterium 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: These 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 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
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
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 ongoing 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
Antibiotics+PPI: H. Pylori is a bacterium 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