Helicobacter pylori and stomach pain

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is said to have affected 1/2 of the world.  In the US numbers are decreasing as more tests are being run when pain in the stomach, thought to be ulcers are suspected.

Never the less, pain the abdomen can be caused by constipation, gallbladder or liver dysfunction or many other issues but some of the symptoms to look at follow below:

  • An ache or burning pain in your abdomen – this can be from constipation or an acidic stomach but it is important to monitor the frequency.
  • Nausea – this is one symptom that is common to many diseases and issues because of the upset in the digestive tract.
  • Vomiting – again, vomiting, like nausea is tied to many concerns with the GI.
  • Frequent burping –  this symptom is a little more specific when it happens regularly.  We all burp after a soda but if belching is a normal thing it is worth thinking about.
  • Bloating – bloating can be a sign that a food allergy is present; commonly a wheat or milk allergy.
  • Weight loss – don’t most people wish this would be their symptom but rapid weightloss, especially when one is not dieting is not a good thing.

Here is what Accu-cell.com has to say about probiotics and h pylori:
Probiotics (friendly bacteria culture) consisting of Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus – although not a cure in themselves – are an important addition to any therapy for H. Pylori infection to help inhibit the bug, and to counteract any headaches, early-morning nausea, or general dyspepsia associated with low stomach acid alone, or following antibiotic therapy, with the acidophilus being best taken at bedtime.  Some patients only tolerate the lactobacillus acidophilus, without the bifidus.