Background about H Pylori
H. pylori was the first bacteria to be formally recognized as a carcinogen and is an underlying root cause of many gastrointestinal disorders. Researchers and sufferers have been wanting to find how to cure H. pylori since its role in stomach ulcers was discovered over 30 years ago. And with the conventional triple antibiotic therapy no longer considered gold standard because of low success rates, H. pylori natural treatment approaches have become increasingly well researched, effective and preferred in clinical practice in recent years.

What is Helicobacter pylori?
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram-negative spiral-shaped bacteria that can be found burrowed into the mucosal layer of the stomach. Although it is thought to have been infecting humans for thousands of years, it was only discovered by two Australian researchers in 1982, who went on to win the Nobel Prize for their discovery in 2005.

Nobody thought bacteria could survive in the highly acidic environment of the stomach, but it is now known that H. pylori can hang out there and cause up to 80% of gastric and other GI ulcers, chronic gastritis and stomach cancer, amongst other GI symptoms and conditions. It manages to survive this harsh environment by burrowing into the less acidic mucosal layer that lines the stomach that protects it from its acidic habitat.

In early phases of H.pylori colonization many experience low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) and its associated symptoms. Over time, additional H. pylori strains may colonize, including those with ‘Virulence Factors’ that bring increased risk of symptoms and disease. More on this below. Because H. pylori can colonize its host for life. It can create chronic symptoms and long-term health complications in many sufferers.

Symptoms of H. pylori infection
Many people have non-severe symptoms which can lead to the belief that the infection doesn’t affect them. It becomes a hidden infection that may present issues a lot later making treatment that much more complex. But for others there may be any of the following H. pylori symptoms.

The most common signs and symptoms of H. pylori we see in clinical practice are:

  • Heartburn or reflux, leading to GERD – see below
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Burping
  • Bad breath (Halitosis) – particularly after eating protein
  • Difficulty digesting protein-heavy meals

Other less common symptoms of H. pylori reported include:

  • Nausea and/or less commonly vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Undigested food in the stool

In addition to those listed above, more serious infections can cause the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Gastritis
  • Migraines
  • Chronic dysfunction at T6 – T7 vertebral levels
  • Dark or tarry stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count)
  • Decreased or loss of appetite
  • Chronic malabsorption (from lack of acidity in the stomach)
  • Duodenal/Peptic ulcers
  • Carcinoma

Treatment for H pylori

  • DGL powder
  • Mastica Gum
  • Liver/ Gallbladder Flushes
  • GI response
  • Matula Tea

It can take months, even years to heal. Make sure you are working with someone well versed in this area! I was diagnosed in 2022 and I am just healing from it!

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