Could H Pylori Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?
I was recently diagnosed with H. Pylori. I am only 36 and have always been relatively healthy. I believe it's been going on in my body for 6 or 7 months before I was diagnosed. This is when I started having acid reflux.
I am small and couldn't figure out why. Now I have inflammation in my knuckles and low fevers and tested positive for the Rhematoid Factor in my blood. I feel like it could be all connected to this bug?!
My dr said no, but no one, not anyone in all of my family history I know of has had an autoimmune disease. My question is could it be from this? And how much damage does 6 months of pylori cause to a person? Thank you for any answers!?!!!