Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)
Treatment With Homeopathy
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person with the symptoms of an H-pylori bacteria .
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What is Helicobacter Pylori?
Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that can cause
stomach infections, typically acquired during childhood. It's possible to have
an infection and not get sick from it. It is estimated that 35% of the
population carry the H. pylori bacteria.
H. pylori bacteria is
easily spread through contact with contaminated saliva, vomit, fecal matter, and
also through food or water.
It is one of the most common causes of
peptic (stomach) ulcers and is known to be
very obstinate to respond to the treatment. Helicobacter pylori
tends to overgrow when our stomach acid is low. This overgrowth of H.
pylori also tends to cause a reduction in stomach acidity, thereby
allowing H. pylori to proliferate. This bacteria overgrowth increases the
likelihood of colonization of the stomach and small intestine by other unwanted
bacteria, viruses and fungus.
An H. pylori infection can
spread through direct contact with saliva or vomit/fecal matter. It can thus
be spread through contaminated food or water. Poor hygiene is the primary
culprit behind the spread of this worldwide infection. Most people with H.
pylori will never have any signs or symptoms, since we may have an innate
resistance to its harmful effects. Contaminated water, food and lack of
personal hygiene like not washing hands properly with soap and water after
using bathroom leads to infection with H.pylori.
Stress and Helicobacter Pylori
Chronic stress plays a huge roll in
managing helicobacter pylori infection!
Those with severe anxiety, those who smoke, are prone to be
angry, intense personalities (Type A) are more prone to H. pylori infections.
Testing for Helicobacter
Urea Breath Test (for
adults, not for children)
Only a breath test will clearly indicate whether you have a current
infection. A simpler less expensive urea breath test
can also be to detect this infection. A urea breath test checks to see if
you have H. pylori bacteria in your stomach. This test can show if you
have an H. pylori infection. It can also be used to see if treatment has
worked to get rid of H. pylori.
You are made to drink a special chalky liquid
and then the X-rays are taken. The chalky liquid helps in detecting the
presence of ulcer on esophagus, duodenum or stomach.
Blood test can detect specific
antibodies to h. pylori and these test check to see whether your body has
made antibodies to H. pylori bacteria.
If you have antibodies to
H. pylori in your blood, it means you either are currently infected
OR have been infected in the past (i.e. in the past 3 years
If the blood test is
negative it means that never had and you do not have an H. pylori
If the blood test is
positive, you cannot be certain that you have a current active
Antibody tests do not work well
after you have been treated. This is because antibodies to H.pylori
decline slowly and may remain elevated after H. pylori has been totally
tests are not affected much if you have taken antibiotics, Pepto-Bismol,
Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Zoton, Losec, Pariet Nexium,
Somac etc., cytoprotectives (such as Carafate, sucralfate) and H2
receptor antagonists (such as Zantac, Tagamet) in the last month.
Saliva tests to detect H. pylori antibodies in saliva, but these are not
This shows presence of occult blood and evidence of an H.pylori infection.
Upper gastric tract endoscopy is more invasive but also used to diagnose
H.pylori. A small sample (biopsy) is taken for testing from the lining of
your stomach and small intestine.
Tests Used To Detect H. pylori:
Blood antibody test.
A blood test checks to see whether your body has made
antibodies to H. pylori bacteria. If you have antibodies to H.
pylori in your blood, it means you either are currently infected or have
been infected in the past.
biopsy. A small sample (biopsy) is taken from
the lining of your stomach and small intestine during an
endoscopy. Several different tests may be done on the biopsy sample. To
learn more, see the topic
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Symptoms of Helicobacter
and persistent abdominal pain
- Fullness or bloating of
- Burning in the food pipe
- Nausea and vomiting
- Frequent burping
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of weight
- Dark colored vomit
or tarry stools
- In severe cases,
difficulty in swallowing
digestion, relieved by food.
Sensation of a plug
in various parts - eyes, rectum, bladder, etc.;
also of a band. Empty feeling in stomach. Eating temporarily relieves all
discomfort. Better from eating, when lying on side, from rubbing. Worse on application of hot water.
Burning, pressing pains throughout the
entire body. These pains are aggravated by cold and reduced by heat.
Person is anxious, restless, fear of germs and death.
Digestion very slow.
Hands and feet cold.
even from simplest food. Flatulent colic.
Anorexia, small quantities of food create fullness.
Distention of abdomen. Worse on the RIGHT SIDE.
Symptoms go from right to left.
Worse 4 to 8 pm, afternoon, in
morning on waking, fasting.
Better in evening, open air.
- Natrum phos
For conditions arising from excess of Lactic Acid, often resulting from
too much sugar. Ailments, with excess of acidity. Sour eructations and taste. Sour
vomiting. Yellow, creamy coating at the
back of the roof of mouth and tongue. Inflammation of
any part of the throat, with sensation of a lump in throat. Flatulence, with
sour risings. Colic, with symptoms of worms.
- Natrum sulph
rainy weather, water in any form. Feels every change from dry to wet. Always feels best in warm,
dry air. Worse every spring, worse on return of skin affections.
- Nitric Acid
- Nux Vomica
Irritable, tense, type A
personality.May have cravings for alcohol, coffee, cigarettes.
Finds it difficult to relax. Impatient. Intolerant of imperfection in others.
Failure is the worst thing
that can happen. Chilly, worse drafts.
Bad digestion. Flatulence. Hyperacidity,
Indigestion. Heartburn and stomach disorders. Acidity is always accompanied
by frontal headache. Eructations are intensely acrid. Nausea and sour
eructations with profuse, acrid and greenish vomiting. Great distension
of stomach and bowels. Helps in flatulent colic, with dull aching in the
abdomen. Stools are sour. Colic and flatulence with nightly burning pains
in stomach and constipation with urgent desire. Useful in acidity of
children. Stools and perspiration smells sour in children.
Burning pains. Unhealthy skin with tendency to skin diseases. Great
acidity. Difficult respiration.
Worse at night,
in warm of the bed,
in hot shower or bath.
Cell Salt Support for
- Nat Phos 6X - dose
5 tablets taken immediately after meals. Nat Phos 6X
should be started soon as symptoms begin. The Nat Nat Phos 6X
will help to stop any further erosion of the stomach and help with a faster
recovery. Nat Phos 6X acts by
accelerating the passage of food from the stomach down into the gut and
thereby prevents any formation of excess acid which is what causes stomach