All peptic ulcers are caused by either Helicobacter pylori infection or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the main cause of ulceration than H.pylori in developed countries.
What Is Helicobacter Pylori?
Helicobacter pylori grow in the digestive tract and attack the gastric lining. This infection is not harmful, but they result in the formation of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
The shape of the bacteria are spiral, and it often infects children but does not produce any symptoms. But in some cases, the development of peptic ulcers causes gastritis.
To survive the acidic environment of the stomach, H.pylori penetrate the stomach lining, where they are protected by mucous, and the immune cells are not able to reach them.
How Do You Get Infected by Helicobacter Pylori?
The exact cause is unknown. These bacteria coexist with humans and spread a person to another through infected feces. For example, when a person does not wash his or her hands thoroughly after using the bathroom and through contaminated food or water.
Stomach problems occur when the bacteria penetrate the stomach’s mucous lining and generate substances that neutralize the stomach acids. This causes stomach cells to become more vulnerable to harsh acids. Stomach acids and H.pylori together irritate the stomach and cause ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine).
What Are the Symptoms of H.Pylori Infection?
Most cases are asymptomatic. If the infection leads to an ulcer formation, then you will have abdominal pain when the stomach is empty. The pain might be relieved by eating something and taking antacid drugs. The other associated symptoms are:
If these symptoms persist, then it might result in other complications like anemia, difficulty swallowing, and blood in the stool. If any blood noticed in the feces or vomit, which is black, the patient must consult a doctor immediately.
How Is H.Pylori Infection Diagnosed?
H.pylori infection is diagnosed with the help of the following tests:
How Can H.Pylori Infection Be Treated Through Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural alternative treatment. These medicines stimulate the fighting mechanism of the body, as the healing system of the body become strong and heal the disease. Some of the homeopathic medicines used are:
Always consult a qualified homeopathic physician before taking any medicines.
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02 Jul 2019 - 2 min read
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