Types of H pylori Tests.
H Pylori is uniquely designed to survive inside the high acid levels of the stomach. But there are several types of tests that can be used to detect H pylori in the body. The most common tests include blood testing, breath tests, stool tests and a biopsy via endoscopy. This article will break down the 4 common ways to check for H pylori infection in more detail.
Preparing for the Test.
Before getting tested for H pylori, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about any medications or supplements you are taking, as some can interfere with test results. You may also need to fast for a certain amount of time before the test, depending on the type of test being performed. It’s important to follow any instructions given by your healthcare provider to ensure accurate results. If the test comes back positive for H pylori, your healthcare provider will discuss treatment options with you.
Treatment Options for H pylori.
If your H pylori test comes back positive, there are several treatment options available.
A herbal approach is what we prefer here at GoodGut Nutrition and our PyloPurge product contains 5 different herbs that have shown to kill H Pylori alone, but are more powerful when taken together. Should you need it, antibiotics can always be used as a backup.
The most common treatment is a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medications, which can help to eradicate the bacteria and reduce symptoms.
Your healthcare provider may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods or beverages that can irritate the stomach.
It’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions closely and complete the full course of treatment to ensure that the infection is fully cleared.
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