Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori)-2

Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori)-2

In previous discussion we have discussed

  1. Definition of Helicobacter pylori
  2. Causes of Helicobacter pylori
  3. Risk factors of Helicobacter pylori
  4. Signs and symptoms of Helicobacter pylori
  5. Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori

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Treatment of Helicobacter pylori:

Your healthcare provider will create a care plan for you based on:

  • Your age, overall health, and past health
  • How serious your case is
  • How well you handle certain medicines, treatments, or therapies
  • If your condition is expected to get worse
  • What you would like to do

Your healthcare provider may have you take medicine that kills bacteria (antibiotics).

Other medicines may include:


H2-blockers: These are used to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the hormone histamine. Histamine helps to make acid.
Proton pump inhibitors: These help to keep your stomach from making acid. They do this by stopping the stomach’s acid pump from working.
Stomach-lining protectors: These medicines protect your stomach lining from acid and help kill bacteria.

Complications of Helicobacter pylori:

If you are infected with the bacteria you can get a painful sore called a peptic ulcer. These sores form in your upper digestive tract.
A very bad ulcer can wear away your stomach lining. It can also cause problems such as:

  • Bleeding when a blood vessel is worn away
  • A hole or perforation in your stomach wall
  • Blockage when the ulcer is in a spot that blocks food from leaving your stomach
  • H. pylori can also lead to stomach cancer.

Prevention of Helicobacter pylori:

Health experts don’t know for sure how the bacteria passes from person to person. But having good health habits (hygiene) can help keep you safe. These habits include:


  • Washing your hands with soap and water. It is very important to do this after using the bathroom and before eating.
  • Making sure all food you eat has been cleaned and cooked safely
  • Making sure that your drinking water is safe and clean

Living with H. pylori:

Once you know for sure that you have H. pylori, follow up with your healthcare provider. He or she will do some tests to make sure the bacteria has been removed.

When to call healthcare provider in case of H. pylori:

Call your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse or you have new symptoms. Call right away if you have symptoms such as bloody vomit, blood in your stools, or black, tarry-looking stools.

Key points about H. pylori:

  • H. pylori is a type of bacteria that infects your stomach.
  • It attacks your stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). This can cause redness and swelling (inflammation).
  • Many people with the bacteria won’t have any symptoms.
  • It can cause open sores called peptic ulcers in your upper digestive tract.
  • It can cause stomach cancer.
  • It may be passed or spread from person to person by mouth, such as by kissing. It may also be passed by direct contact with vomit or stool.
  • Having good health habits (hygiene) can help protect you.

Next steps:

Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:


  • Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.
  • Bring someone with you to help you ask questions and remember what your provider tells you.
  • At the visit, write down the names of new medicines, treatments, or tests, and any new instructions your provider gives you.
  • If you have a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that visit.
  • Know how you can contact your provider if you have questions.

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