By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD –
Helicobacter pylori are also known as “h pylori” is a bacterium liable for most ulcers. This bacteria deteriorates the defensive coating of stomach, permitting digestive juices to irritate sensitive abdomen inside layer. Doctors have confirmed that in the majority of cases of h pylori illness generates no vital signs or symptoms as compared to ulcer or gastritis in which you may have pain in abdomen, bloating, dyspepsia – indigestion, feel hungry and mild nausea. Symptoms that can happen with H. pylori infection includes:
a) A dull pain or flaming pain in abdomen (chronic gastritis)
b) Nausea And Vomiting
c) Repeated burping
e) Serious weight loss
You should request an immediate appointment with a specialized doctor if you observe any continual signs & symptoms that worry you too much. Inquire about instant medical aid if you experience severe pain in abdomen, trouble in swallowing your food, having blood filled or dark tarry stool or bloody vomit after meals.
What causes H pylori?
By extensive research it is found that world’s half inhabitants are contaminated with Helicobacter pylori symptoms. What is the real process of its diagnosis? This is usually passed from one person to another without showing any symptoms. It is interesting to note that countless people got this organism in their abdomen, but don’t obtain any ulcer or gastritis. Heavy coffee drinking, chain smoking, and alcoholism increase the risk and causes of ulcer from H. pylori. Often peptic ulcers are there with dyspepsia which is higher abdominal ache with dull gnawing). Some patients would feel pain at nighttime and they testimony release from pain by taking food with antacid but feel a reappearance of pain in 2 to 3 hours.
Medical Test For Helicobacter pylori
At medical laboratory, basic blood and stool tests can verify your infection with H. pylori and if you contain symptoms, the doctor will decide whether you should go through screening test. Most accurate medical test to spot H. pylori is by upper-endoscopy of stomach, esophagus or duodenum. Since this procedure is all-encompassing therefore it is normally applied only on people assumed to have ulcer problem or they are at elevated danger for ulcers or other dangers from H. pylori, for instance stomach cancer. One should keep in mind that make your surroundings clean, green and germ free because it helps in decreasing the h. pylori infection risk.
Treatment of H Pylori
After subsequent advanced treatment by specialized doctors the breathing and stools test can verify whether you have been healed of this infection or not. Patients who are suffering from H. pylori symptoms and ulcer problem as well are almost certainly going to benefit from being treated. And those unusual patients who suffer of acid reflux, heart-burn and H. pylori are less likely to benefit from this treatment which means that this treatment usually doesn’t work with all patients.
H. Pylori treatment must be taken ONLY when advised your prescribed doctor and it usually lasts for duration of for 8 to 15 days. Medications included are:
a) 2 dissimilar antibiotics are given which include metronidazole (Flagyl), clarithromycin (Biaxin), tetracyclines or amoxicillin.
b) Some doctors refer proton pump inhibitor, for instance esomeprazole (Nexium) omeprazole (Prilosec) or lansoprazole.
c) Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) is also given in some unusual cases of Helicobacter pylori symptoms for fast treatment to patients.
To learn more about H. Pylori treatment please call Dr. Nanavati at 239-593-9599.
Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples
3439 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34109