How many of us can say we haven’t suffered with any of the following in the last twelve months:
Well, according to some research, that means you are likely to get the bacterium bug Helecopter Pylori at some point in the next twelve month. I’d never heard of it until I got it, yet the people I mentioned it to seem to have either had it, or knew someone who had.
Many people seem happy taking medication to mask the problem as they seemed to think they are just suffering from indigestion. I started researching the culprit and I was gob-smacked with some of the results.
Apparently over 50% of the world has this bacterium and many will go on
to suffer from gastric ulcers and if not sorted long term, it can even lead to
That’s a scary thought to say the least but what makes it worse is I couldn’t find that much research into the problem. The NHS give a course of antibiotics and when they don’t work they give a stronger course. The problem with the antibiotics route is that it strips the immune system.
Here are a few symptoms.
- acid reflux
- B-12 & folic acid deficiency
- bad breath
- calcium deficiency
Too much acid and pepsin can damage a healthy and unprotected stomach
lining and this is basically how ulcers are formed.
The ‘antacid’ effect of Helicobacter Pylori fools your stomach into producing more acid, which then makes your stomach cells more susceptible to damage through exposure to acid and pepsin.
So if you have any of the signs, at least go to your doctor and get the test and if you’re unlucky enough to have the bug, you can make an informed choice as to what route to take to clear it.