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Helicobacter pylori, also known by its abbreviated form H pylori is a bacterium that is commonly found in the stomach. It is has been estimated that about half of the entire world's population are infected by it.
Many people show no signs of infection but this bacteria is the most common cause of stomach ulcers and has been implicated with stomach cancer. The good news is that if found infection by H Pylori can usually be cleared easily with a course of antibiotics from your doctor.
Helicobacter pylori symptoms, if you have them, are generally those a stomach ulcer the most common of which is pain in your upper abdomen just below the breastbone. It often comes and goes and may be eased if you take antacid medicines like Zantac. Eating can make the pain worse and it may wake you at night. Other common symptoms include
If you are experiencing any of these common h pylori symptons it may well be useful to take our simple test.or to visit your doctor
Helicobacter pylori infection often causes no discernable symptoms at all and can go unnoticed for many years and you may never develop any ulcers or other complications.
However, infection by H pylori is also associated with stomach cancer and other disorders so even if you have no h pylori symptoms or any stomach problems it may still be worth getting checked especially if you have a family history of stomach ulcers or stomach cancers.
f you have any concerns about helicobacter pylori symptoms, or any aspect of your health in general you should always consult your doctor.
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