Complications associated with H. pylori infection
H. pylori can damage the protective lining of your stomach and small intestine. This can allow stomach acid to create an open sore (ulcer). About 10% of people with H. pylori will develop an ulcer.
●Inflammation of the stomach lining.
H. pyloriinfection can irritate your stomach, causing inflammation (gastritis).
H. pylori infection is a strong risk factor for certain types of stomach cancer.
In areas of the world where H. pylori infection and its complications are common, doctors sometimes test healthy people for H. pylori. Whether there is a benefit to testing for H. pylori infection when you have no signs or symptoms of infection is controversial among doctors.
If you're concerned about H. pylori infection or think you may have a high risk of stomach cancer, maybe you should do a test for h.pylori infction.
How to test for H.pylori infection？
The urea breath test is a rapid diagnostic procedure used to identifyinfections by
Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium implicated in gastritis, gastric ulcer, and peulcer disease. It is based upon the ability of H. pylorito convert urea to
ammonia and carbon dioxide. Urea breath tests arerecommended in leading
society guidelines as a preferred non-invasivechoice for detecting H. pylori before and after treatment.