In the human body there are about 10 thousand species of bacteria, and not all of them is safe for health. Helicobacter pylori — a bacterium that lives in the intestinal tract of every third. Its presence in the body is associated with impaired digestive process and many associated diseases.
Helicobacter Pylori is a spiral bacterium that infects over 30% of people around the world. Usually, the bacterium does not provide clear symptoms, and therefore people with Helicobacter, can not even suspect about its presence in your body. This bacterium is not so harmless is the cause of a number of serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including cancer
How to recognize Helicobacter?
The most common symptoms: heartburn, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, flatulence, abdominal pain, belching.
As a rule, people do not pay much attention to these symptoms and relates them to the normal functioning of the body. Helicobacter is the main cause of inflammation of the lining of the stomach, known as gastritis. Almost 80% stomach ulcers and 90% duodenal ulcers caused by this bacterium.
However, Helicobacter is manifested not only in gastrointestinal symptoms, but also with cardiovascular disease, migraine, Raynaud’s disease (poor circulation in the hands and feet).
The bacterium lives in gastric mucosa of humans and animals. People can often manifest in frequent mood swings. Helicobacter is entered into the body through the ingestion of contaminated water and food. Therefore, it is recommended to rinse the food, monitor the status of water and wash your hands often, especially before eating.
How to treat Helicobacter?
The most popular and effective method of treatment of H. pylori is antibiotic therapy, including antibiotic drugs and medicines, regulating acidity in the stomach. You should consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment.
Proper nutrition is equally important in the treatment of this bacteria. You must include more vitamins A, C, E, and minerals, especially those containing zinc, which can protect the gastric mucosa. Probiotics, such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, can also be very effective in the treatment of Helicobacter.