h.pylori

what is it?

H Pylori is a type of bacteria (it’s full name is helicobacter pylori). An H. Pylori infection is a bacterial infection of the stomach, where the bacteria sets up home in the mucus layer of your stomach. It weakens the mucus and exposes the stomach lining, the bacteria and lining irritate the stomach lining resulting in a ulcer and inflammation. Some people may have an H. Pylori infection but not experience symptoms. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching and nausea. It can be treated but requires medical attention 

where to get help

Seek help from your doctor if you are experiencing gut symptoms. 

other sources of information

Guts UK

 

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