Helicobacter Pylori

What is Helicobacter Pylori?

-Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that's usually found in the stomach. Frequency is directly linked to race, as certain ethnicities are statistically more likely to harbor the bacteria. Whites have a very low prevalence rate of 20% compared to Hispanic groups who have a prevalence rate of 60%. 

How Does H. Pylori Present?

-Most patients who are infected with H. Pylori never manifest symptoms, those that do may complain of stomach pain, nausea, bloating, burping, bad breath, reflux and abdominal distention. 

-Patients who are carriers of H. Pylori have a 15% lifetime risk of developing stomach and duodenal ulcers and approximately 1% risk of developing cancer. 

How is H. Pylori Diagnosed & Treated?

-Helicobacter pylori can be diagnosed via a stool test, a breath test or via biopsy with an endoscopy. When H. Pylori is found with stomach cancer, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, discomfort and/or pain it should be treated. You will need to complete a 14 day combination of two antibiotics and a pill to reduce the acid in your stomach helping the antibiotics work more effectively and reduce the pain. 

Common precursor of Gastritis and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum

Prevalence in Hispanics may be as high as 60%

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