Infections caused by H. pylori are not a disease in and of themselves, but a health care provider will confirm that you are infected if you have symptoms, which can include indigestion and stomach pain. H. pylori infections can be detected with a few tests. In addition to a stool sample, blood antibody tests may be done to detect the presence of the bacteria. These tests also check for direct evidence of infection in the stool, such as a specific protein on the surface of the bacteria.
Treatment for H. pylori infections involves lifestyle changes and antibiotics. In addition, acid-reducing medicines are also used to relieve the symptoms and aid in the effectiveness of antibiotics. Generally, a combination of two or more antibiotics is used for most H. pylori infections. Antibiotics are given in several different combinations, and the most effective one contains a combination of both acid-reducing and anti-disease medicines.
People who have chronic gastritis are at an increased risk of developing atrophic gastritis and duodenal ulcers. While this infection is not a life-threatening disease, it can cause chronic discomfort and can even lead to gastric ulcers and even gastric cancer. Thankfully, a strict public health policy has reduced the prevalence of H. pylori infections among younger people, but a majority of infections in older individuals are still found in adults.
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