infection is a type of bacteria attacks your stomach and the first part of your small intestine(duodenum) .This germs enter to your digestive tract and live there.
.H pylori common cause of stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers),an infection can lead to cancer in the stomach. pylori infection may be present in more than half the people in the world.It can be treated with antibiotics,and with good heath habits.
Most people with H. pylori infection will never have any signs or symptoms. It s not clear why this is, but some people may be born with more resistance to the harmful effects of H. pylori.When signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include:
An ache or burning pain in your abdomenـ
Abdominal pain that s worse when your stomach
Loss of appetite
Unintentional weight loss
H pylori bacteria are most likely passed from person to person through direct contact with saliva, vomit or stool.Pylori infection also happen through contaminated food or water.The H.pylori enters the mucus layer of the stomach and effect the stomach lining
?How is H. pylori infection diagnosed
Tests and procedures used to determine if you have an H. pylori infection , there are many ways to test
Analysis of a blood sampleChecks for antibodies (infection-fighting cells) to H. pylori.
Your provider may order a stool antigen or a stool culture test.Stool tests are better at detecting active H. pylori infections than is a blood test.Stool culture test looks for H. pylori bacteria in the stool..
also known as a urea breath test. In this test, you exhale into a bag before and after drinking a solution. The test measures the amount of carbon dioxide released in your breath before and after drinking the solution. A higher level after drinking the solution means H. pylori are present.
If other tests did not provide enough information for a diagnosis, During the exam, your doctor threads a long flexible tube is inserted down the throat into the esophagus and into your stomach and duodenum. This instrument allows your doctor to view any irregularities in your upper digestive tract and remove tissue samples (biopsy).
Complications associated with H. pylori infection inclode:
you are infected with the bacteria you can get a painful sore called a (peptic ulcer). pylori can damage the protective lining of your stomach and small intestine. This can allow stomach acid to create an open sore (ulcer).
inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis).
Gastric cancer H.pylori can also lead to stomach cancer.