Many people do not know that there is a intestinal bacterium which has infected 2/3 of the population. This bacterium is causing digestive disorders for decades. This bacterium is named Helicobacter Pylori and is very difficult to be diagnosed without proper medical checkups.
How can you tell?
It has characteristic unpleasant symptoms, including bloating, burping, esophageal reflux, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, upper and mid-abdominal pain and flatulence. Usually, people consider these symptoms as “normal” and do not pay much attention to them, and they certainly don`t relate them to this bacterium.
It can happen to you?
This spiral-shaped bacterium attacks primarily the stomach lining in humans and animals. This can cause depression or anxiety. You can get infected by consuming contaminated food or water. Therefore, before choosing a restaurant, check the conditions first. This appeals for your home as well.
What can you do about it?
Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed therapy for H Pylori treatment. If you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms, consult your doctor for precise diagnosis and suitable therapy.
Healthy diet is essential in order to prevent H Pylori. Make sure you consume a lot of vitamins C, A and E, as well as zinc since they have the ability to protect the stomach lining from bacterial infections. Moreover, probiotics such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium can also protect you.
The best prevention is to wash your hands frequently, maintain good hygiene, and drink safe water.