Re: What are the symptoms of having 'H Pylori?" What is treatment?
by Jeanne Spratt
(Sacramento, CA USA)
How do I know if I have "H Pylori?" I have questions because I have a lot of bloating of the stomach--plus a lot of gas.....
Also, I am a mouth breather when I go to sleep at night, and every morning I have this awful sickening taste in my mouth--even when I brush my teeth the night before. I always have this horrible taste in my mouth, and very sensitive stomach and lower abdomen--ALOT of bloating in my lower abdomen. Also, I always have this very heavy bloated feeling in lower abdomen after I eat ANYTHING! It feels so uncomfortable...it feels like I have a piece of concrete or a large solid rock sitting in my lower abdomen--it does not feel normal.
I am very grateful for any advice or help in understanding what could be causing these really uncomfortable symptoms. My gut feeling is that possibly there is some bacteria from my mouth that is traveling to my stomach-(via digested food), that is most likely causing some pain, irritability in my lower abdomen and/or bowels??? I was told a couple of years ago that I most likely have Irritable Bowel Syndrome--and so I have changed my diet to eating a lot more healthier foods--more fruit, fiber, etc (no spicy foods, no soda, no alcohol), in addition, I now exercise everyday for about 40 minutes--enough to sweat and get my heart rate up. Is it possible that BACTERIA from my mouth could be causing the above-referenced symptoms? Also, I do feel kind of sick sometimes--similar to symptoms you have when getting the flu. Appreciate your help.
Also, is there any treatment for having H Pylori? And how do I know for sure that I have H Pylori?
I look forward to hearing from you..Thank you very much.