Topic: Helicobacter pylori, H pylori, Key to Cure
Helicobacter pylori, H pylori, Key to Cure
About Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
H. pylori is a bacterium that can live in your digestive tract for years. Chronic infection can cause ulcers in the lining of the stomach and upper intestine, and can eventually lead to stomach cancer.
H. pylori can also affect digestion. Many people who have digestive problems may be experiencing these issues due to H. Pylori infection, but not know that this infection is the cause. Instead they look at the foods they eat as explanation. Foods are only half the side of the digestive story.
It is estimated that over half of the adult population has this bacterium in their bodies. Good health habits can protect you from H. pylori. You can contract H. pylori from food, water and cooking utensils, and also from saliva and other body fluids of infected people.