Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) in Florida

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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a certain type of bacteria, which is found in the stomach, that mainly affects the digestive system. Most patients don't get sick from H. pylori. In the event you start to have signs of ulcers, you will want to get tested for H. pylori infection. If left untreated, H. pylori infection can lead to ulcers in the stomach by attacking 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 left untreated. If you experience painful GI symptoms such as stomach pain, you could have an H. pylori infection and will want to be seen by a skilled GI professional. You can find an expert GI doctor near you at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida in Florida.

Helicobacter pylori usually gains access to the body from food, unclean water, or dirty utensils. It is more likely to find helicobacter pylori in countries or locations that have poor water quality and septic systems. However, we are all potentially at risk. You can get infected by coming into contact with an infected person’s spit or other bodily fluids. If H. pylori enters your system, you might experience these symptoms:

  • Appetite loss
  • Burping
  • A burning sensation in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain when on an empty stomach
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Pain in the stomach

Request an appointment with your GI doctor at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida if you experience any of these symptoms, or if you have had unusual abdominal pain, black or bloody stool, and/or vomiting.

The most common treatments at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida for those that have H. pylori in their system are meant to kill the bacteria while addressing symptoms. Treatments for H. pylori infection with our Florida team usually include a regimen of at least two antibiotics to avoid the bacteria from becoming resistant to the treatment. The treatment protocol for the symptoms includes antacids and other remedies to relieve acid reflux and help the stomach lining to repair itself.

Should you have any of the uncomfortable symptoms of Helicobacter pylori, you should contact a local GI doctor urgently to be tested for GI ailments such as H. pylori infection. To find a talented GI doctor in your city, you can count on our physician-led network. Our expert doctors work with their patients to arrange compassionate, extensive care that can help you get back to living a healthy life. Contact Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to get more information about H. pylori treatment in Florida and how it can improve your health.

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