Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) in Northwest Arkansas

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H. pylori (short for Helicobacter pylori) is a particular type of bacteria in the stomach that mostly affects the digestive system. Most patients never get sick from the bacteria. However, patients experiencing symptoms of ulcers are typically tested for H. pylori infection. If not treated, H. pylori infection can cause ulcers in the stomach by attacking the inner lining of your stomach, which safeguards the surrounding tissues from stomach acid. This can lead to unwanted distress and discomfort and someday lead to stomach cancer if left untreated. If you experience painful GI symptoms such as stomach pain, you may need to be seen by a qualified GI doctor who diagnoses H. pylori in Arkansas patients. You can request a consultation with an expert GI professional near you at GI Alliance of Arkansas.

Helicobacter pylori typically finds its way into the body through food, unsafe water, or unsanitary eating utensils. It is more common to find H. pylori in countries or locations that have poor water quality and septic systems. However, everyone is potentially at risk of exposure. You could also become infected by coming into contact with an infected person's spit or other bodily fluids. If H. pylori enters your body, you can potentially expect the following symptoms:

  • Burping
  • Nausea
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Abdominal pain that is worse on an empty stomach
  • Bloating
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Burning pain in your abdominal area

Schedule an appointment with your GI specialist at GI Alliance of Arkansas if you have any of these symptoms, or if you have strong abdominal pain, black or bloody stool, and/or vomit.

Standard treatments for a person with an H. pylori infection focus on eradicating the bacteria causing the problem while alleviating symptoms. Treatments for H. pylori infection with our Arkansas team usually include a regimen of two antibiotics to ensure the bacteria don't develop a resistance to a single drug. The treatment regimen for the symptoms could include antacids and other remedies to prevent acid reflux and allow the stomach lining to repair itself.

In the event that you've noticed any of the alarming symptoms listed above, you should get in touch with a local GI specialist as soon as you can so you can be tested for H. pylori infection or other gastrointestinal disorders. If you need to find a GI doctor who provides H. pylori treatment in Arkansas, you can count on our experienced team. Our board-certified GI physicians come alongside their patients to provide compassionate, extensive care that will help you get back to living in optimal health. Contact GI Alliance of Arkansas to learn more about H. pylori treatment and how it can help you live a more comfortable life.

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