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August 15, 2022

H. Pylori Will Literally Give You an Ulcer

Helicobacter pylori, known as H. pylori, is a disease-causing bacteria know for causing full-blown ulcers but it can also cause inflammation, chronic gastritis, ulcerative esophagitis, and even gastric cancer.

  Besides its association with ulcers and gastric inflammation, H. pylori is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is associated with diabetes, metabolic syndrome and its identifying factors: elevated BMI, triglycerides, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance. It is one of the most common infections around the world.

Checking for antibodies in the blood is an easy, relatively non-invasive way to screen for H. pylori compared to biopsy and culture. Antibody levels are also assessed to monitor response to therapy.

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