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H.Pylori: Harmful Bacteria that Causes Stomach Cancer

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Stomachache, bloating, epigastric pain, chronic gas pain, frequent burping, and indigestion could be signs of H.Pylori or Helicobacter Pylori infection. H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that stays in the stomach and causes numerous symptoms. However, some patients may not have any symptoms at all. H.Pylori infection is a major cause of stomach ulcers that may develop into stomach cancer in the future. The bacterial infection is contagious from person to person. It can occur in people of any sex and age. H. pylori bacteria can easily be transmitted through various means, including: 

  • Droplets such as saliva 
  • Dining in company 
  • Consuming contaminated food or water 

Currently, we have the convenience of urea breath tests to diagnose H. pylori infections in the stomach. This simple test takes just about 30 minutes to complete. It provides a remarkably accurate diagnosis by measuring the level of carbon dioxide produced during the breakdown of H. pylori. The test is gentle and safe, making it suitable for children and pregnant women.

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