Can h pylori affect the lower digestive tract?

by Stephanie

My husband found out in May that he has h. Pylori. He was having a burning in his lower digestive tract, and frequent bowel movements. We tried mastic gum and a change in diet to help rather than the triple therapy. For as long as he stuck with the diet (no more than a month) he felt better, but he didn't stick with it long and he is symptomatic again.
He is doing the triple therapy right now, and today he went to see a gastric specialist. The doctor said h. Pylori should be felt in the stomach, not low down, so he is ordering a scope and a colonoscopy. I am wondering how worried I should be about finding cancer or something unrelated to the h pylori?
We are planning to change his diet again following the triple therapy, as well as supplement with probiotics.

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Why take him off the diet?
by: Kerri Knox, RN

What was his diet? Did it include being gluten free? So, if he feels better on a particular diet, why take him off the diet? I suspect that he may very well have Gluten Intolerance or another food allergy that is contributing to his symptoms, and that they may or may not be due to H pylori at all.

So, put him back on the diet he was on, then over a period of weeks, add foods that he normally eats that are NOT on the diet, and see which ones trigger his symptoms, then avoid those in the future.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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