Could H Pylori Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

by Sara

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!?!!!


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by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

Hi Sara,

So, while you are on the right track, I think that you are putting too much stock into 'one thing' causing your RA and not getting to the root of the problem.

So, first of all, you could have had H pylori for years or even decades. That you began having SYMPTOMS 6 months ago is meaningless since many people have H pylori without symptoms at all.

Having Symptoms of H pylori just means that the infection got to the point where it overwhelmed your system.

So, the thing about H Pylori is that it causes inflammation and decreases stomach acid production. So, because of this, H Pylori can cause inflammation that can lead to Increased Intestinal Permeability, which is a necessary requirement for an autoimmune disease.

So, while H pylori is likely to be a CONTRIBUTOR to autoimmune disease, it's not likely the underlying cause. The reason that I say this is that if you are having symptoms of H pylori, your immune system was already decreased, which allowed the H pylori to multiply sufficiently to cause symptoms.

It's all connected and interrelated. Your immune system was down such that you could get H pylori, and your immune system was sufficiently decreased for you to get symptoms, and then it helped to contribute to leaky gut and autoimmune disease.

So, I highly encourage you to Eradicate H Pylori in a bid to improve your Rheumatoid Arthritis, however, I seriously doubt that such a measure ALONE will put you into remission.

If you wish to seek to be in remission, then you'll need to go 'all in' and do a program such as the Wahl's Protocol that will give you an entire framework from which to reverse your autoimmune disease.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

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