Positive for Helicobacter pylori (What should I do if I am positive for Helicobacter pylori?)
I searched for Helicobacter pylori a few days ago. Perhaps, at this time, people realized the harm of Helicobacter pylori infection.
If Helicobacter pylori is positive, it must be treated in time, because it has no possibility of self-healing. Only timely treatment can reduce the risk of cancer. Helicobacter pylori infection or stomach cancer should be treated even if there is no discomfort.
How to check for Helicobacter pylori infection?
When stomach discomfort occurs, such as belching, nausea, stomach pain, bad breath, abdominal distension and other symptoms, you need to be alert to whether you are infected with Helicobacter pylori.
A common detection method for Helicobacter pylori infection is the air blow test. This test is non-invasive and convenient, but not suitable for children and pregnant women. Another commonly used method is the stool antigen test for Helicobacter pylori. Although Helicobacter pylori lives in the stomach, it will be excreted through metabolism, so this method can also check for Helicobacter pylori infection.
Patients who are older than 35 years old and have a family history of gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori infection also need regular gastroscopy, review and screening to prevent cancer.
Why should Helicobacter pylori be treated asymptomatically?
First of all, since Helicobacter pylori infection may cause gastric cancer, eradication treatment is very important. In addition, Helicobacter pylori usually has symptoms such as chronic active gastritis, peptic ulcer, and indigestion. Timely treatment can avoid the onset or aggravation of various stomach diseases.
Doctor: This can eradicate Helicobacter pylori.
When Helicobacter pylori is positive, quadruple therapy is mainly used clinically, that is, the combination of four drugs from Youyou Resource Network to achieve the effect of eradication. The four drugs mainly include two antibiotics + one bismuth + one acid inhibitor.
To achieve the effect of eradicating Helicobacter pylori, it needs to be taken according to the course of treatment. It is generally recommended to take the medicine for 14 days, not less than 10 days, but not more than 14 days. Specifically, you need to follow the doctor’s advice and use medicines rationally. The timing of the four drugs was also important. Antibiotics are generally taken one hour after meals, and the other two drugs are generally taken half an hour before meals. And you must remember to take medicine, not to miss it, otherwise it may lead to sterilization failure.
Of course, if you are infected with Helicobacter pylori, you will definitely get stomach cancer. Helicobacter pylori is a carcinogen and it may cause cancer. However, gastric cancer is also affected by many factors such as genetics and diet. Therefore, if you want to prevent gastric cancer, you must pay attention to all aspects of life, and need regular inspections and screening.