Helicobacter Pylori and Dyspepsia

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Dyspepsia is a medical condition which indicates to troubled and painful digestion. This is when patients often suffer from persistent indigestion problems. But, such painful medical conditions are not caused by inflammation. However, when the actual reason for dyspepsia is not found then is often termed as functional dyspepsia on non ulcer dyspepsia.


Dyspepsia is often related to helicobacter pylori. That’s because people with helicobacter pylori are found to have non-ulcer dyspepsia. Dysepepsia usually results in the upper gut area. This area includes duodenum, oesophagus and the stomach. Gastritis, esophagitis or inflamed esophagus, stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer are considered some of the most familiar causes for dyspepsia. However, major causes in many cases of the functional dyspepsia are still unknown.


Helicobacter Pylori is considered the most widespread cause of the stomach ulcers as well as the duodenal ulcers. According to reports many people across the world infected with the H Pylori can develop ulcer. Such infection can also be considered one of the main causes of the functional or the non –ulcer dyspepsia.


Another report says that there are several people with this bacterium but they don’t have any sort of visible dyspepsia symptoms. Therefore, in the medical scenario still the role of the h pylori bacterium in causing dyspepsia is found to be debated though such bacterium are mainly considered the contributory agents of the duodenal and stomach ulcers.


A person suffering from recurring dyspepsia is often advised to go for the H pylori test before conducting any other medical tests. After the test, if the bacterium is found, then physicians or doctors will often provide a combined H Pylori treatment for the condition. A combination therapy helps to work on the symptoms and clear it eventually.


If a person is suffering the non ulcer or functional dyspepsia then doctors will advise medication to get infection cleared. The main treatment to eliminate Helicobacter pylori dyspepsia includes treatment with the help of antacids. But, people who don’t respond well to such treatments are often advised to undergo other advanced treatment procedures like quadruple treatment, which involves the use of proton pump inhibitor in addition to the standard triple treatment.


The standard triple treatment involves use of the bismuth salt combined with 2 out of the 3- tetracycline, metronidazole or amoxicillin. This treatment continues for a minimum of a week or so. The other two treatments include triple treatment that includes H2 receptor, PPI or proton pump inhibitor, ranitidine bismuth citrate or antagonist with 2 or 3 doses of amoxicillin, clarithromycin and the 5 nitroimidazole. This H Pylori treatment needs to be continued for about one week or so. Last but not the least, the dual proton pump inhibitor treatment includes the use of amoxicillin, clarithromycin and the proton pump inhibitor for 2 weeks.


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Article by Jenny, content writer at Inter-Dev internet marketing company, on behalf of HelicobacterPyloriTest.com - H pylori test

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This article was published on 2011/09/15