Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can infect the stomach and small intestine. It is estimated that more than 50% of the world's population is infected with H. pylori, but many people may not even know they have it.
In some cases, H. pylori can cause serious health problems, including stomach ulcers, acid reflux disease (GERD) and stomach cancer. In this article, we will discuss the top 5 signs that you may have H. pylori and what you can do about it.
One of the most common signs of an H. pylori infection is acute abdominal pain. This pain is usually felt in the upper part of the abdomen, below the chest plate and can be described as a burning or gnawing sensation, like being poked with a hot poker. The pain may come and go and can be worse when the stomach is empty, or it may be constant. If you experience persistent abdominal pain, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any serious conditions.
Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms of an H. pylori infection. These symptoms may be worse in the morning or after eating. If you experience persistent nausea and vomiting, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause.
Loss of Appetite
H. pylori can also cause a loss of appetite. This may be due to the abdominal pain and nausea associated with the infection. It also may be due to the urease enzyme produced by H Pylori which reduces stomach acid production, leading to an increased feeling of fullness. If you experience a loss of appetite for an extended period of time, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause.
H. pylori may also cause fatigue. This may be due to the body's immune response to the infection. It may also be due to the reduced stomach acid effects of H pylori interrupting the breakdown of minerals and vitamins needed from your food. Long term this can cause nutrient deficiencies which affect your energy production.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. H. pylori can be diagnosed with a breath test or stool test. If you are diagnosed with H. pylori, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria and reduce the risk of complications but we prefer a herbal approach first, because it doesn't damage the delicate microbiome.
PyloPurge contains 5 different herbs shown in studies to reduce the effects and eradicate H Pylori naturally.
If left untreated, H. pylori can lead to serious health problems, including stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. If in doubt, get tested.
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