DRHC Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic

Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) at DRHC Dubai

Understanding H. Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) refers to an infection that occurs when this bacteria is present in the stomach. Typically, the germs enter the body during childhood and live in the digestive tract. It is present in more than half of the world’s population. However, the majority of people are not aware they are infected, as they never experience symptoms from it. If the patient shows symptoms of the infection such as peptic ulcers, then the physician will conduct tests and treatment using antibiotics. In any case, H. pylori is a tricky companion. Lifelong infection without treatment is a major cause of gastric cancer.

Causes of H. Pylori Infection

H. pylori infection is usually acquired in childhood and can persist for life if not treated. Key factors include:

  • Person-to-Person Transmission: The bacteria can spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, or fecal matter.
  • Contaminated Food and Water: Consuming food or water contaminated with H. pylori can cause infection.
  • Poor Hygiene: Living in crowded or unsanitary conditions increases the risk of infection.

Symptoms of H. Pylori Infection

Many people with H. pylori infection do not experience symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Bloating and abdominal discomfort
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Burping
  • Dyspepsia
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss

Diagnosis of H. Pylori Infection

At DRHC Dubai, we use a variety of methods to accurately diagnose H. pylori infection:

  • Urea Breath Test: Detects the presence of H. pylori by measuring carbon dioxide in the breath after ingesting a urea solution.
  • Stool Antigen Test: Identifies H. pylori antigens in a stool sample.
  • Blood Tests: Measures specific antibodies to H. pylori in the blood.
  • Endoscopy and Biopsy: A direct examination of the stomach lining with biopsy samples tested for H. pylori.

Treatment for H. Pylori Infection

Effective treatment of H. pylori infection involves a combination of medications to eradicate the bacteria and promote healing. At DRHC Dubai, we offer:

  • Antibiotic Therapy: A combination of two or more antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance and effectively eradicate H. pylori.
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): Medications that reduce stomach acid production, aiding in ulcer healing.
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate: Sometimes used in combination therapy to protect the stomach lining and enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Managing H. Pylori Infection:

In Addition to medical treatment, lifestyle changes can support recovery and prevent reinfection at DRHC Dubai, we provide:

  • Nutritional Guidance: Advice on food that promote stomach healing and avoid irritation.
  • Hygiene Education: Tips on maintaining good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of reinfection.
  • Follow-Up Care: Regular monitoring to ensure the eradication of H. pylori and assess the healing process.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai?

At DRHC Dubai, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals with H. pylori infection. Our experienced team of world renowned gastroenterologists, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals work together to deliver personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs. Utilizing advanced diagnostic techniques and evidence-based therapies, we ensure you receive the highest standard of care.

Book An Appointment

If you think you may be infected with H. pylori or experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, don't delay. Failure to promptly treat H. pylori may increase your risk of stomach cancer. Contact DRHC Dubai to schedule your appointment. Our team of experts is here to provide you with compassionate care and personalized treatment to keep your digestive health in check. To book your Appointment just call us at +97142798200 for consulting with Gastroenterology Clinic at DRHC Dubai.