The H pylori bacteria cause helicobacter pylori gastritis. Generally this infection does not have any symptoms, so the body does not realize that the infection has already occurred. The disease remains centralized in the gastric area and persists for quite long if there no treatment are carried out to cure the helicobacter pylori gastritis.
The helicobacter pylori get into the body through food or fluid intake. It can also occur if a contaminated utensil is used. Since this infection increases with age, it is diagnosed mostly in older people. It can also be seen in young people who live in underdeveloped countries where the living space is small and the sanitation is poor. Not only the underdeveloped countries, people diagnosed with h pylori bacteria are also found in developed countries like theUnited StatesandUnited Kingdom.
The helicobacter pylori are one kind of fragile bacteria that is most commonly found inside the protective mucous lining or cover of the stomach. The helicobacter pylori have long threads that stick out from their end and attach themselves with the underlying cells of the stomach. The mucous layer that guards the stomach cells from various acids also guards the helicobacter pylori bacteria. But unlike some other bacteria that attack the stomach cells, the helicobacter pylori do not attack the stomach cells. The infection from these bacteria is quite real which does not even make the body to react. When this happen the white blood cells move towards the affected area and the body produces antibodies of helicobacter pylori.
The most common symptoms of this infection are nausea, discomfort, bloating and even vomiting. The person may also get affected by ulcers in his upper abdomen areas which generally occur an hour after the meal is taken. It can also occur at the night time. General home remedies of these symptoms include milk, antacids or other medications which reduces the acidity for the time being. But even after a diagnosis with endoscopy or x-ray if no ulcer is found the doctor treats it as non-ulcer dyspepsia.
If there are helicobacter pylori bacteria then ulcers are found in the stomach in 40% of the total patients as examined by the researchers across the globe. Peptic ulcer is the most common ulcer that is found in these cases. While peptic ulcer can be treated, there is a long way to go in researching for the right kind of treatment for helicobacter pylori.