General questions about H. pylori

by Veronica
(Cumming, GA)

Is H. pylori the cause of all hypochlorhydria/ achlorhydria cases?

How expensive are these tests?

If I have H. pylori, will I have to take methylcobalamin intramuscularly?

Is there a direct link between H. pylori and heavy metal toxicity, such as from mercury exposure/ poisoning?

How can I rid myself of H. pylori?

Comments for General questions about H. pylori

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Making Assumptions
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

Hi Veronica,

It seems like you are making a lot of assumptions about H pylori that are not necessarily true, nor are they even relevant to you if you don't even know if you have H pylori or not.

So, if you suspect that you have H pylori, please just get tested using the H Pylori Stool Test for under $150 that you can do from home.

So, I'll tell you why your questions are odd to me. You only need to take B12 if you are low in B12, not 'just' because you have H pylori. And H pylori is a bacteria. Bacteria don't cause mercury toxicity, nor does mercury toxicity lead to infections. They are entirely separate and distinct things. Sort of like asking if a sinus infection causes mercury poisoning or if having a sinus infection would require you to take B12 shots.

H pylori CAN cause increased intestinal permeability that leads to B12 deficiency, but it doesn't necessarily. And having low B12 levels MAY be caused from H pylori, but not necessarily.

Likewise, mercury poisoning MAY predispose you to H pylori due to a lowered immune system, but not necessarily. And it may be just as likely that you get HIV, a cold, or pneumonia from the lowered immune system.

You need to remember that correlation is not necessarily causation. And risk factors do not necessarily mean that you'll get the disease. For instance just because someone smokes does not mean that they have or will ever have lung cancer, and one can get lung cancer without ever having smoked- smoking is merely a risk factor, but it is not necessarily the cause of lung cancer. These are important differences, differences that you seem to be getting mixed up.

And in the end, your questions really don't make any sense if you don't have H pylori anyway, so just get tested and find out if you do. Then we can revisit any questions you may have about it.

I hope that this helped.

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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