H. Pylori is a corkscrew shaped bacteria that can cause ulcers. Not all ulcers are caused by the bacteria, but those that are can be treated with a series of specific antibiotics.
Ulcers, left untreated, can cause serious issues including bleeding. So it is important to treat your ulcers and not mask them with over the counter products. If you begin to notice chronic abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, bloody stools or vomit seek medical attention immediately. If you’ve had peptic ulcers or have experienced some of these symptoms then be sure to talk with your gastroenterologist. They’ll be able to run tests to determine what the problem is and provide you with answers and support.
Symptoms of the H. pylori infection are rare and can be vague but include:
- Burning pain or sensation in the abdomen
- Nausea and vomiting
- Frequent burping
- Weight loss