Symptoms of H Pylori
Go Way Beyond Digestive Issues

Symptoms of H Pylori Bacteria are often tricky to detect. The “classic” symptoms are gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, nausea etc.; and it is the CAUSE of most stomach ulcers.

But rarely are the Symptoms of H pylori bacteria of the “classic” type. In fact, the majority of people who are ill from the H pylori bacteria have no stomach problems  whatsoever!! 

Most of the time conventional medicine will not even begin to suspect or look for the H pylori bacteria unless they have pain, heartburn, or Stomach Burning- and often they will not even test for it with those symptoms. But astute practitioners know that H pylori symptoms can be ANYTHING at all! They know that they should suspect and test for the Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria in essentially everyone with any chronic health problems. 

 

 

Symptoms of H Pylori
Without Stomach Problems

Why would anyone suspect the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a bacteria that infects the stomach if they have no stomach problems?

On the surface it doesn’t seem to make any sense, but it will begin to make perfect sense to you in a few moments. The Helicobacter pylori bacteria, more commonly called H pylori, is a very common bacteria that is found in the stomach lining of up to 50% of the world’s population. It was first discovered by testing gastric ulcers. Findings showed that it was almost nearly always present when ulcers were there. And it wasn’t just coincidence, this bacteria is the CAUSE of many stomach ulcers, but it also contributes to chronic health problems.

 

 

Interestingly, H pylori is FREQUENTLY found in the stomachs of people who do not have ulcers! But H pylori infection, IS an INFECTION and this infection causes inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Sometimes to a great degree, sometimes to a lesser degree. It's this inflammation which causes any number of symptoms, or no symptoms at all! Generally none of which are consistent from person to person.

The most common symptoms of H pylori infection are fatigue, weight gain, depression, and chronic illness. If those symptoms sound familiar, it’s probably because they are the same symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity as well as being the same symptoms that approximately 50-65% of all Americans complain of on a daily basis! Coincidental? I don’t think so.

What H pylori and Gluten Sensitivity have in common is that they are both related to Immune System Health -and to have either one, you most likely have a condition called Increased Intestinal Permeability – also called Leaky Gut Syndrome. And Leaky Gut Syndrome can lead to things like:

So while the most COMMON symptoms of H pylori infection are fatigue, weight gain, depression and chronic illnesses, they are certainly not the only H pylori symptoms that can occur.

 

Other Symptoms
You Wouldn't Expect

Just like with any infection, each person reacts differently to an infection and it’s no different with the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Helicobacter pylori symptoms can include ANYTHING, including:

• “Brain fog” 

• The sensation of 'Too Much Stomach Acid'

• Weight Gain

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

• Muscle weakness

• Joint Pain

• Periodontal Disease

• Even Gallstones

Really, just about ANY problem that you might have COULD be due to H pylori infection.


Even  Serious Diseases

Could serious diseases like Autoimmune diseases and Cancer BE symptoms of H pylori infection? One study shows that H pylori infection causes a condition called Autoimmune Atrophic Gastritis in a very small subset of patients with a disorder called pernicious anemia that causes them to become Vitamin B12 Deficient. And another study showed significant Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis with H pylori Treatment. A serious blood disorder called Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) tends to significantly improve or go away when H pylori is treated. 

The H Pylori Bacteria Can Cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency

And while H pylori has long been known to be a cause of stomach cancer, the link between Gastric Lymphoma and Helicobacter Pylori Infection is not nearly as well known. In fact, in up to 60% of cases of Gastric Lymphoma, the lymphoma (a type of cancer- remember) goes completely into remission with Helicobacter Pylori Eradication.

Read that above line again and think about the implications of it; getting rid of a BACTERIA is a CURE for lymphoma! 

So, if the H pylori bacteria can cause at least two types of cancer, one SPECIFIC autoimmune disease;  and another autoimmune disease improves when it is eradicated, then it can at least contribute to symptoms of many chronic health problems. Another validation of this theory is that practitioners that regularly test for H pylori infection have found that their sickest patients, who frequently have an autoimmune disorder, have H pylori infection in extraordinarily high percentages.


Are Your Symptoms from H Pylori?

Helicobacter pylori symptoms are most often seen in the most chronically ill patients even though those problems don’t seem to be in any way related to classic Symptoms of H Pylori Bacteria. So what ARE your chances of having the H pylori bacteria?

Actually, there is an easy formula. Generally the older you get, you increase your chance of acquiring the H pylori bacteria by 1% each year. Therefore, if you are 20 years old, there is a 20% chance that you have it. If you are 50 years old, there is a 50% chance – and so on.

 

 

Often a VARIETY of problems will clear up when the H-pylori bacteria is eradicated. So, if you are now wondering if YOUR problems could be from the H pylori bacteria, I can help you to find out if you have H Pylori infection with an easy In-Home H pylori Test Kit. So, how is it possible to do an in In-Home laboratory test for the H pylori Bacteria?

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