Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria which resides in the mouth and gastric mucosa. It is transmitted from person to person orally. Helicobacter pylori can be present in many individuals without it causing health problems. If this issue is left unchecked this bacteria can be the causative factor behind many health complications. This means that often the bacteria goes unnoticed and is asymptomatic. Some health complaints are usually seen when the bacteria overgrows. Some complications include:
The usual pharmaceutical treatment procedure for Helicobacter pylori is Proton pump inhibitors which reduce the production of acids in the stomach and antibiotics to address the bacterial infection. Although results are often seen with this conventional approach, reoccurring flare ups are still common. The naturopathic approach is to gain long term health by eradication of the problematic bacteria and improving the health of the digestion, liver function and digestion.