These stomach bacteria stay inside the protective mucous coating of the stomach. They have elongated threads sticking out from them going all the way to attach to the stomach cells beneath them. The mucous coating that shields the stomach from the corrosive body acid is also used to protect these bacteria from the same acid. In addition to this mucous layer, the bacteria produce enzymes known as Urease enzymes which help increase the pH levels around them hence being able to protect themselves from the high levels of acid found in the stomach.
Hi Wangeci, You've peaked my interest. What is the cause of this condition? What are the symptoms?
Your tummy does have good bacteria within it that are there to protect you and keep you healthy. A lot of drugs that we ingest, antibiotics being a prime offender, not only kill off bad bacteria in our body but also kill off our good bacteria. This leaves us open to a lot of stomache ailments and upset. To get the good bacteria back into you eat a small amount of Yogurt daily. Yogurt is loaded with the good guys that you need in your system.
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