Published on May 31, 2018 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 1 min read
H. pylori infection is caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. It resides in the stomach tissues, causing ulcers, gastritis, and abdominal discomfort. This article discusses how this infection can be prevented from spreading.
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is commonly present in stomach lining causing ulcers. This infection is contagious and it spreads from one person to another due to poor maintenance of personal hygiene. It spreads through saliva and fecal contamination of food and water.
The stomach environment is extremely acidic. The bacteria being spiral-shaped easily drill into the linings of the digestive tract and harbor there, which makes the cells more prone to the acid content. Together, the stomach acid and bacteria irritate the stomach tissues further.
Many people do not have symptoms with H. pylori. If they do, symptoms include:
In severe cases, there is:
H. pylori infection of the stomach is detected by a combination of tests:
A combination of antibodies and antacids are used.
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