Why is Helicobacter pylori infection a concern?
Helicobacter pylori or H.pylori infection causes mostly , gastritis.
What is Helicobacter pylori ?
H.pylori is a gram-negative bacteria that is present in about 50% of the world’s population. It colonizes in the stomach(gastric mucus). H.pylori requires very low levels of oxygen to survive and it is a very slow-growing bacteria.
How does Helicobacter pylori affect us ?
H.pylori is acquired in childhood and it is more found in males than in females.
H.pylori presence may induce gastritis, a chronic superficial gastritis. Most of the human population in whom H.pylori are colonized do not develop any disease symptoms due to susceptibility to disease, environmental factors and bacterial strain differences.
What are the risk factors associated with H.pylori ?
The risk factors associated with development of H.pylori –related diseases such as peptic ulcers and gastric cancer are : Smoking , High salt-intake, Canned foods, Preserved foods.
What are the symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection?
H.pylori causes inflammation of the gastric mucosa as the primary manifestation. This is followed by hyperacidity, Atrophic gastritis and antigenic stimulation.
The symptoms of Helicobacter pylori are :
- Belching , gastric reflux
- Mild nausea
- Bad breath
- Abdominal pain
- Bloating and distension of abdomen
Symptoms of upper gastrointestinal infection are felt by many patients but results appear normal on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
What happens if Helicobacter pylori infection is left untreated ?
H.Pylori may lead to more trouble if prompt treatment is not given. It can cause Duodenal and Gastric ulcerations, Adenocarcinoma of the stomach, B-cell lymphoma,(GERD) Reflux oesophagitis. Childhood-onset asthma and Allergy.
How is Helicobacter pylori infection diagnosed?
H.pylori presence and its role in the appearance of its symptoms is known by two kinds of tests :
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscophy(Upper GI endoscopy) : This is done to exclude cancer and also know the extent of gastritis.
- Noninvasive tests : Serology test, stool antigen test and C urea breath test.
What is the treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection ?
H.pylori are present without causing symptoms yet they are known to induce gastritis, peptic ulcers and also adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Therefore, it is very important to know the role of H.pylori through specific tests and treat the infection.
The treatment of H.pylori infection is done by preparing a regimen which includes lifestyle modifications, diet and medicines. This regimen needs to be followed and monitored for a long duration to prevent the influence of H.pylori in inducing gastritis and other diseases.
Positive Homeopathy Clinics have specific homeopathic medicines which prevent the risk factors to cause H.pylori infection. The best homeopathic medicines for gastritis , peptic ulcers are selected by homeopathic doctors based on the constitution of the patient to ensure cure takes place.
It is widely known of the treatment method at Positive Homeopathy Clinics which has brought great relief and finally cure in the patients suffering from Helicobacter pylori infection.
What are the best homeopathic medicines for H.pylori infection ?
Homeopathic medicines are selected by considering the disease symptoms and constitution of the patient suffering from H.pylori infection. Along with the medicines, diet plan is also customised to every patient. Some of the best acting homeopathic medicines for Helicobacter pylori infection are Argentum nitricum, Graphites, China, Phosphorus, Bismuth, Carbo veg, Nux vomica etc among other remedies. The patients are advised to use these medicines under medical supervision.