Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
|Posted: Dec Fri 15, 2006 7:02 pm Post subject: H. Pylori Bacteria
|H. Pylori Bacteria
The H.Pylori is not technically a parasite, it is a spiral bacteria. While excessive stomach acid secretion certainly plays a role in the development of ulcers, a relatively recent theory holds that bacterial infection is the primary cause of peptic ulcers. Indeed, research conducted since the mid-1980s has persuasively demonstrated that the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori is present in 92 percent of duodenal ulcer cases and 73 percent of gastric ulcers.
This bacteria survives in the stomach acid by living in the protective lining and producing an enzyme, urease, which neutralizes the stomachs acid.
A blood test from your physician will determine if you are infected with these ulcer causing bacteria. Doctors then will prescribe a whole malady of items that are suppose to help. Those costing approximately $200.00 for a two week period for a child's dosage. Then you kill off your good bacteria. This is how our doctor discovered it, and was shocked with the results. Didn't in any way, shape or form, think it possible for her to have this. He consulted with doctors from around the USA to get the proper dosage for a child.
There is another test on the market that is just hitting the USA. You can breath into a tube and from this breath analysis they can determine whether or not you are a carrier. According to medical reports from Germany and other Europe/Asian countries, H. Pylori is very common in adults as well as children. Many people are carriers and few experience the live bacterial outbreak. Once in the system, even if you kill it off, it will remain dormant. Much like a herpes virus, it will settle in your system and remain for life. While unclear exactly where it comes from and how you are infected, such ideas as a fly carrying it and landing on your skin have been examined.
The Pharmaceutical answer for this "bacterial bug" is: Amoxicillion, Bioxin, Prevacid, and Bentyl for the cramps. This treatment is almost unknown of in a child, therefore, they had to make a dosage.
I feel this helped to some extent, with the exceptions of the yeast infection that she then experienced; however, as soon as the treatment was over, it started right back up.
Gastro Health by NSP is a product designed specifically to help ulcers by killing H. Pylori. It contains licorice in combination with the antibacterial herbs cloves, inula and Pau d'Arco. I will warn you that for a small child, the taste is terrible. Applesauce is not enough to mask it. After a full bottle of the Gastro Health she has been healthy ever since. I have had to work on rebuilding her immune system. Her doctor is a believer now. -Lisa Canon