could h-pylori infection cause an increase in TPO antibodies (hashimoto's)?

by dianne
(denver, co)

One of our three daughters has Hashimoto's and her antibodies were coming down with the Paleo diet, now they have jumped up significantly and we are wondering why (perhaps the paleo diet and her falling antibodies were completely coincidental).

In the meanwhile another of our daughters (8 years old) has developed gas, reflux, intermittent joint pain, abdominal pain, weakness, headaches, weight loss, OCD, an exaggerated sense of pain, and difficulty with her temper. Oh, and lately she complains about difficulty swallowing.

I can't shake the feeling these are all related symptoms, and today I thought of h-pylori. Could an asymptomatic h-pylori infection cause the hashimoto's daughter to spike her TPOs while causing another daughter all sorts of mystery symptoms including a huge increase in OCD? I only read about depression and foggy brain, so I am hoping OCD can be caused by h-pylori, and that this is what she has...

And, this is my last possible hope so of course I am afraid of a negative test result (we will be doing the tests today I think). Can one administer a cure for h-pylori without a positive test result (just in case...) and how likely is a false negative?

I don't know who you are and why you'd take the time to answer these questions, but if you do and you are credible and knowledgable, I am very, very appreciative of your time and expertise. Thank you, Dianne

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Short Answer is Yes
by: Kerri Knox, RN

Hi Dianne,

The short answer is that yes, H pylori CAN contribute to these problems. But the long answer is that it may or may not be, and the only way to find out is to get an H Pylori Test, go through H Pylori Eradication if they have it, and see if their symptoms improve.

The Symptoms of H Pylori can literally be ANY health problem that you can imagine. This is because it's not a DISEASE, it's 'just' an infection, and the infection places stress on the body. How one body deals with the stress of an infection and it's toxins is completely unique and can manifest very differently.

As far as the autoantibodies in Hashimoto's, H pylori can contribute to Increased Intestinal Permeability and lead to increased autoantibodies.

However, all of these symptoms are 'vague' and can be caused from a number of different things. The solution is to get tested, treat it, and see if it solves the problems. If it does, then H pylori was contributing to their problems. If it doesn't improve, or they don't have it, then it's not!

Not a very satisfying answer, but it's the only 'real' answer because no one can tell you for sure if their symptoms are being contributed to by H pylori.

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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