Helicobacter Pylori

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Helicobacter Pylori

HELICOBACTER PYLORI

HELICOBACTOER PYLORI IS A BACTERIA THAT CAN ENTER YOUR BODY AND LIVE IN YOUR DIGESTIVE TRACT. AFTER MANY YEARSTHEY CAN CAUSWE ULCERS IN THE LINING OF THE STOMACH OR THE FIRST PART OFTHE SMALL INTESTINE.

ABOUT 2/3 OR THE WORLD'S POPULATION HAS HELICOBACTER PYLORIIN THEIRBODIES

H. pylori is the most common cause of duodenal and stomach ulcers. About 3 in 20 people who are infected with H. pylori develop an ulcer.

H. pylori can be difficult to eradicate from the stomach because of antibiotic resistance; consequently, two or more antibiotics are usually given together with a protein pump inhibitor (PPI) medication (for example, omeprazole [Prilosec, Zegerid] or esomeprazole [Nexium])

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