Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) in Louisiana
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What exactly is H. pylori?
Helicobacter pylori, often known as H. pylori, is a certain type of bacteria present in the stomach, that mostly affects your digestive system. Most patients never get sick from H. pylori. However, if you have signs of ulcers, you should get tested for an infection from H. pylori. If left untreated, H. pylori infection can lead to ulcers in the stomach by harming the inner lining of your stomach which safeguards you from stomach acid. This could cause unwanted anguish and irritation and may ultimately lead to cancer of the stomach. If you experience uncomfortable GI symptoms such as stomach pain, you might have H. pylori infection and will want to be evaluated by a skilled GI doctor. You can consult with an expert GI specialist near you at GastroGroup & Endocenter in Louisiana.
What are the symptoms of H. pylori infection?
H. pylori generally gains access to your body from food and unclean water, or dirty utensils. It is more common to find H. pylori in countries or locations that have unsafe water quality and sewage systems. It is true, though, that we can all be exposed at any time. You might also become infected by coming into contact with an infected person’s saliva or other bodily fluids. If H. pylori gets in your body, you can potentially expect the below symptoms:
- Frequent burping
- Unexpected weight loss
- Pain in the stomach
- Abdominal pain on an empty stomach
- Loss of appetite
- A burning sensation in the abdomen
Schedule an appointment with your GI doctor at GastroGroup & Endocenter if you experience any of these symptoms, or if you have severe abdominal pain, bloody or black stool, and/or vomit.
How is H. pylori treated?
The treatments for someone that's infected with H. pylori are designed to kill the bacteria, while also getting rid of symptoms. Treatments for H. pylori infection with our Louisiana team usually include a regimen of two or more antibiotics to avoid the bacteria from becoming invulnerable to the treatment. The treatment regimen for the symptoms usually includes antacids and other remedies to relieve acid reflux and help the stomach lining heal.
Heal from H. Pylori
In the event you notice any of the uncomfortable symptoms of helicobacter pylori, you should get in touch with a local GI specialist urgently to be checked for gastrointestinal problems such as H. pylori infection. To find a talented GI specialist in your city, you can rely on our experienced network. Our friendly GI specialists work with their patients to provide all-inclusive care that helps you get back to living a healthy life. Contact GastroGroup & Endocenter to get more information about H. pylori treatment in Louisiana and how it can protect your health.
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