Numerous people are of the belief that Gastric (Stomach) and Duodenal (Small intestine) ulcers (injury of the protective cover of the stomach and the small intestine) are as a result of eating some type of food, not sleeping early, and not engaging in exercise. These beliefs have been changed by the medical research findings by two Australian doctors. It is because of this that the Nobel Laurette for Medicine was awarded to them in 2005. Other doctors believe they deserve the award.
Discovery About H. Pylori
The doctors found out that the stomach and the duodenal ulcers are actually caused by the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori). H. Pylori causes most ulcers. Also, the use of certain Analgesics (Pain relief drugs) Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Some doctors argue that there are other causes of ulcers. Although their points are not real. In this study, the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori is discussed.
What is Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)?
Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that affects the human body. It affects the organs inside the body. H. Pylori targets the stomach and the small intestine. Also, it attacks the protective cover of the stomach and the small intestine against stomach acid. It causes stomach acid to get into the lungs. So it causes injury to the small intestine or the stomach. So it means there is no more protection of the esophagus from acid. The acid causes breathing problems.
Formation of Helicobacter Pylori in the Body
The bacteria is passed through contact with someone that has it. So upon entering the body the bacteria reproduces. Also, the bacteria begin to harm the protective cover of the stomach and the small intestine. So the harm causes swelling leading to ulcers.
Killing The Bacteria H. Pylori and Healing The Ulcer
In order to be sure of an H. Pylori attack in the body, the doctor carries out tests. After finding out the Ulcer is caused by H. Pylori. Treatment is given immediately by the doctor. So the treatment is usually made up of a combination of antibiotics. Proton pump inhibitor(PPI) and acid suppressant (antacid) are added. The three-way therapy lasts for 2 to 8 weeks because of this. The antibiotics kill the bacteria. The PPI reduces the acid produced by the stomach. Lastly, the antacid lowers the content of acid already in the stomach. All these aids the healing of the Ulcer. The duodenal ulcer heals faster (2 to 3 months) than the stomach ulcer (6 months). With all these done and a good diet rich in minerals and essential nutrients. The ulcer will heal quickly.
The Friendly Enemy
Because nobody likes to fall sick or have any scar on the skin. No one wants an injury to any organ inside the body too. So this has caused so much hatred for H. Pylori. This can be considered, but in a way, having ulcers is good for some people. This is because, in a recent study this decade, it has been discovered that there is a spread of asthma. There is also the spread of the common cold. In the U.S.A. death of children has increased. Other breathing infections in children in developed nations of the world are down to a reduction in H. Pylori. Very soon people will appreciate H. Pylori.
H. Pylori having been found out to be a major agent causing stomach cancer, killing it as a result of treating ulcers may reduce the chances of a person getting cancer. When ulcers develop H. Pylori will be killed with antibiotics. The process of killing bacteria may prevent stomach cancer. Even in the future, H. Pylori will harm the body. So if not destroyed H. Pylori will cause stomach cancer.
H. Pylori may just be the number one friendly enemy in the world, what do you think? Knowing its good improves us.
This is base on the writer’s view. Make sure you consult with your doctor in case of complications that may arise from H. Pylori and ulcers.
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