Triple therapy containing tetracycline HCl is currently among the most efficient combination therapies for eradication of Helicobacter pylori. Substitution of doxycycline for tetracycline HCl offers advantages of less frequent dosing and extrarenal excretion.
To eliminate H. pylori infection and prevent its recurrence, physicians can use various combinations of medications, including antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors (which reduce stomach acid production). This is known as eradication therapy.Feb 7, 2016
Some foods may increase the risk of H. pylori infection, and certain dietary habits can trigger stomach lining erosion or otherwise worsen gastritis symptoms. Foods that increase the risk of gastritis
- red meats.
- processed meats.
- foods that are pickled, dried, salted, or smoked.
- salty foods.
- fatty foods.
pylori infection can cause gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach). Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or gradually (chronic gastritis). An untreated H. pylori infection may also progress into peptic ulcer disease or stomach cancer later in life.
June 16, 2005 -- A common bacterial infection implicated in the majority of stomach ulcers may also harm the heart, according to a new study that links H. pylori to the development of an irregular heartbeat. Irregular heart rhythm, also known as atrial fibrillation, causes the heart to beat inefficiently.Jun 16, 2005
Although not widely known, H. pylori can also affect organ systems outside of the gastrointestinal tract. It is now apparent that H. pylori can infect the skin, liver and heart and that these infections may produce a number of different disease states.Oct 1, 2001
To survive in the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach, H. pylori secretes an enzyme called urease, which converts the chemical urea to ammonia. The production of ammonia around H. pylori neutralizes the acidity of the stomach, making it more hospitable for the bacterium.Sep 5, 2013
7 natural treatments for H. pylori infection
- Probiotics. Probiotics help maintain the balance between good and bad gut bacteria.
- Green tea. A 2009 study on mice showed that green tea may help kill and slow the growth of Helicobacter bacteria.
- Broccoli sprouts.