Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) in Illinois
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What exactly is H. pylori?
H. pylori (short for Helicobacter pylori) is a certain type of bacteria, from the stomach, that mainly affects the digestive system. Most patients never get ill from it. If you start to have symptoms of ulcers, you will want to get tested for H. pylori infection. If you do not have it treated, H. pylori infection can lead to stomach ulcers by harming the inner lining of your stomach which safeguards you from stomach acid. H. pylori might cause unwanted irritation and can eventually lead to cancer of the stomach if not treated. If you have uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach pain, you may have H. pylori infection and need to be seen by a talented GI specialist. You can schedule an appointment with one of our expert GI professionals at GI Alliance of Illinois in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Normal, IL.
What are the symptoms of H. pylori infection?
Helicobacter pylori generally enter the body from food, unclean water, or dirty utensils. It is often more typical to find Helicobacter pylori in countries or places that have unsafe water quality and sewage systems. However, everybody is potentially at risk. You can also become infected if you come in contact with an H. pylori-positive person’s spit or other body fluids. If H. pylori enter n your body, you can potentially expect the below symptoms:
- A burning sensation in the abdomen
- Frequent burping
- Appetite loss
- Abdominal pain on an empty stomach
- Unusual weight loss
- Stomach pain
Make an appointment in Illinois with your gastroenterologist at GI Alliance of Illinois if you have had any of the above symptoms, or if you have had strong abdominal pain, bloody or black stool, and/or vomit.
Can H. pylori infection be treated?
Standard treatments for those that have H. pylori in their system are designed to kill the bacteria while alleviating symptoms. Treatments for H. pylori with our Illinois team could include a regimen of two antibiotics to prevent the bacteria from becoming invulnerable to the treatment. Treatment of the symptoms often includes antacids and additional methods to relieve acid reflux and help the stomach lining to heal. For additional information, request a consultation with our GI providers at GI Alliance of Illinois.
Heal from H. pylori
Should you have any of the troubling symptoms of Helicobacter pylori, you might want to reach out to a local GI doctor urgently to be tested for gastrointestinal problems including H. pylori infection. To find a talented GI specialist in your area, you can count on our physician-led network. Our remarkable doctors work with their patients to administer compassionate, extensive care that can help you return to living with optimal health. Contact GI Alliance of Illinois to find out more about H. pylori treatment in Illinois, and how it can protect your health.
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