H. Pylori: an acid loving bacteria

Helicobacter pylori is a microorganism which can survive an acidic environment in the human stomach.

Notorious bacteria

This bacteria has developed the ability to survive the acidic environment where most of them would be destroyed.

The majority of human are already infected with h pylori bacteria and they don’t have any health problems associated with this infection.

However, certain percentage of people who have h pylori bacteria will suffer from some health issues.

Some might develop some abdominal bloating, pain, indigestion, burning sensation. The infected person might develop mild gastritis (swelling) to severe ulceration (mucosal damage). In some miniscule percentage, it might cause cancer.

There is unknown as how a person gets infected with this bacterium. It is believed that this bacteria is acquired from a person who is already harbouring it.

It is mostly a foodborne disease.

It can be treated with the help of antibiotics.

So, don’t be stressed with the sophisticated name of h pylori. It’s quite common disease affecting millions. It is curable.

Take care. Yeshua Meshiakh bless you. Jai Hind 🇮🇳. शुभ रात्रि (goodnight)

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