Helicobacter Pylori (stomach infection)

H. pylori is a spiral-shaped bacteria that is found in the lining of the stomach. It is responsible for more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and up to 80% or gastric ulcers. Before this bacterium was discovered in 1982, it was thought that spicy food, acid, stress and lifestyle were the causes of ulcers. As a result, many of the old ulcer treatments provided only temporary relief. Today, the appropriate antibodies can be prescribed to successfully eliminate the infection in most patients, with a minimal chance for recurrence.

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