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September 21, 2012


H pylori Infects 50% of the Population

by Wendy Myers

Statistics indicate that over half of the planet’s population may be infected with Helicobacter pylori, most commonly known as H pylori. The CDC, the Center for Disease Control, estimates the world infection rate to be two-thirds, though infection rates in the US are lower. As my father died of stomach cancer, caused by h pylori, and I was recently diagnosed with this common infection, I thought it important to inform you of the possibility that you could be infected. If you have frequent stomach aches, ulcers, or family history of stomach cancer, I would certainly get checked or follow the simple treatment guidelines below and get checked after treatment.

The discovery of Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium that lives in the inhospitable environment of the human stomach, must rank amongst the greatest medical triumphs of the twentieth century. Two Australian doctors, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, discovered the bacterium in 1982. It took six long years for the medical profession to begin to acknowledge the importance of Marshall and Warren’s work and the first clinical treatment trial was conducted in 1987. Over half the planet’s population is purported to be carrying the bacteria and an estimated 5,000,000 cases of gastric cancer and duodenal ulcer occur annually as a result of the infection.



6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nik
    Dec 2 2012

    that is great help … indeed

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  3. josephine
    May 17 2013

    This is the best information by far on the subject. I have discovered I have H Pylori and also have had severe morning sickness when pregnant, vitiligo and Hypothyroidism. I am hopeful that I will erradicate the infection and who knows keep my autoimmunity issues at bay. This article has been like a light switching on regarding my health. Thank you

    • May 17 2013

      Thank you! I’m so glad it helped. Sounds like you have a lot going on!! You can heal from all these issues. A nutritional balancing program will help with the thyroid and autoimmune. A client of mine saw her vitiligo begin disappearing in two months. She was really happy to say the least!!

  4. Jess
    May 25 2013

    Anyone suggest whether to take antibiotic or try natural way better

    • May 25 2013

      This really the whole point of the article was to try to convince people to NOT take antibiotics but instead try natural therapies. Antibiotics are toxic to the liver and kill most of your beneficial gut flora, which are imperative for your immunity. H pylori is not an immediate life threatening infection, thus using antibiotics are overkill. Natural therapies are more appropriate for this type of infection but more expensive and not covered by insurance. This makes them prohibitive for some people.


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