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Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Helicobacter pylori is the most common bacterium responsible for causing stomach ulcers. Here is some information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of H. pylori infection.
Helicobacter pylori is a negative bacterium that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of humans, especially the stomach and small intestine. It is aerophilic in nature and requires oxygen for its survival. There are numerous strains of this bacterium, all of which have the potential to convert from helix shape to coccoid form. In about 80% cases, H. pylori does not cause any significant symptoms. It is estimated that over half of the world's population harbor this bacterium in the digestive system.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Causes and Symptoms
Studies reveal that majority of Helicobacter pylori infection occurs during childhood. It is more common in developing countries; people residing in crowded and unsanitary areas and are at a higher risk of developing H. pylori infection than others. Scientists think that contaminated food and water are the major causes of this infection. H. pylori infection is contagious and can spread from one infected person to another via close contact and exposure to vomit and stools.
Infection of Helicobacter pylori causes mild inflammation in the mucosa lining of the stomach and duodenum, which reduces the ability to cope with the acid secreted by the stomach. Patients with this infection manifest signs of digestive problems. Some of the symptoms are of infection are abdominal pain, flatulence, gastritis and peptic ulcers. In kids, symptoms may be nausea, vomiting, blood in the vomit and stomach pain. Stomach pain caused by H. pylori infection is worse on an empty stomach. At times, chronic H. pylori infection can lead to stomach cancer.
Infected with H. pylori ? Make sure you don't become a statistic!
Research shows that H. pylori is present in 75% of the world's population, that is 3 out of every 4 people are infected. You see there is a good chance you may be infected if you have symptoms of a stomach ulcer.
When nearly 90% of people with stomach ulcer symptoms are infected with this bacterium, as are 50% of new patients with stomach cancer you should get a proper diagnosis to be on the safe side.
The other major risk of H. pylori infections is gastric cancer, which is strongly linked to the presence of H. pylori bacteria in the GI tract as well.
When you consider how widespread H. pylori infections are and how easy cross infection is, you will realize that if you are infected, then those family members or partners may become infected if they are not already infected.
The treatment of H. pylori in mainstream medicine presents it's own set of problems. Statistics show that the most commonly prescribed drug therapies have failure rates of up to 70%. Take a little time to get the real truth, so that you don't become just another statistic....
Once you have checked these facts or if you have been infected, you may think that Helicobacter Pylori is invincible....the good news is that this nasty bacteria can be stopped naturally and permanently!
So what is H. pylori and how does it cause Stomach Ulcers?
Helicobacter pylori is a hardy spiral shaped bacterium which multiplies and colonizes in your digestive system.
Given the makeup of this incredibly destructive bacteria, you will see how it's clever design enables it to survive in hydrochloric acid (the acid your stomach produces to break down food) and then to penetrate the lining of the stomach.
Helicobacter Pylori is able to survive gastric acids due to its ability to produce an enzyme called urease. Urease can neutralize stomach acid, making it easy for the bacteria to survive in its own acid free zone.
Worried about H. pylori Symptoms?
H. pylori can cause many different symptoms and these symptoms will differ from person to person. There are some common symptoms that tend to affect most people.
It is common to experience multiple symptoms at the same time.
What may seem odd is that H pylori could still be the culprit, even if you have symptoms that are not directly related to your digestive system.
H pylori could be contributing to your symptoms if you are suffering from any of the following;
Other less common symptoms listed....may include tension or migraines headaches, clouded thinking, yeast infections or Candida, body chills, cramping, joint pain, painful lymph nodes, skin problems and general body aches.
Mayo Clinic staff says: H. pylori bacteria can be passed from person to person through direct contact with saliva, vomit or fecal matter. H. pylori can be spread through contaminated food or water. The infection is usually acquired during childhood.
PROGRAM FOR KILLING H. PYLORI BACTERIA
Two thirds of the world is now infected with this bacteria:
Gastro Health - This patented formula kills H-pylori without killing the beneficial bacteria. It should be used for 3 months minimum but continued until all gas, bloating, and digestive discomfort is gone. If you still have symptoms, you still have H. Pylori! You will need 3 bottles the first month and 2 bottles each month thereafter.
First Month: Follow the bottle directions for 3 bottles. It is best to take the bedtime dosage as a tea. Open the capsules into a cup of hot water and enjoy.
Second and third months (or more if symptoms continue): Drop the bedtime dosages while continuing to take 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening.
PDA is essential for hydrochloric acid. Use 2 capsules with each meal
Intestinal Soothe & Build - Heals the stomach lining which is degraded by the H. Pylori bacteria. Take 2 capsules three times daily until 2 bottles are gone.
Bifidophilus Flora Force is needed to replace friendly bacteria to the colon -- take 4 capsules at bedtime (keep refrigerate or in freeze) This is best to use daily on going. Remember, any time you take antibiotics, you must repeat this program to prevent the regrowth of fungus or Candida Albicans
Stomach-Comfort (Optional) - Aluminum free antacid. Use as needed for stomach pain. If no pain, no need to get this product.
Silver Shield 1-2 tsp daily on empty stomach. This is optional. Silver kills bacteria, virus and fungus. Use if you can afford to add to your program as this will speed healing.
It is important NOT TO STOP this program until all bacteria has been killed. It takes a MINIMUM of three months to kill this and can take up to six months. You will know it is dead when you can eat without any intestinal discomfort, gas, or bloating. PLEASE GET RETESTED BEFORE STOPPING THIS PROGRAM.
DIET: NO, NO, NO – fruits or fruit juices, sugar of any kind (feeds the bacteria), white flour (it turns to sugar in the body), caffeine (it kills friendly bacteria) dairy (only yogurt, buttermilk, Kefir, cottage cheese with no sugars added), no processed foods of any kind ever while on the program.