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What is H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and Ulcer?

Updated on June 7, 2020

What is H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and Ulcer? What is the relationship between them?

What are Helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter (H. pylori) is a type of bacterium. These microscopic organisms can enter your body and live in the stomach or digestive tract. It is a common infection among people around the world. 60% of the world’s population has H. pylori symptoms.

How H. pylori bacteria enter into the body?

According to research H. pylori bacteria enter your body when you are a child and hide somewhere in your body and make no noise. But when you become younger, these bacteria affect your digestive system. If you have already face the digestive problem. But H pylori bacteria do not affect some people because they do not have any digestive problem or their digestive systems are strong.

There are some other ways where bacteria enter your body. For example, when you are in unhygienic or use unhygienic water or food or you have too much stress that becomes depression then stress affects your digestive system and h pylori bacteria becomes powerful in this situation and show their symptoms.

how H. pylori Enters in stomach.
how H. pylori Enters in stomach.

What is Ulcer?

Gastric ulcers, also known as the stomach ulcers, sore that cause pains in the digestive tract of the stomach. Gastric ulcer is a peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcers are possible ulcers that may affect the stomach and small intestine.

Gastric ulcers happen when the thick layer of mucus become decrease or weak that helps to shields the stomach from the stomach produces acid. This permits stomach acid to engulf the tissue covering the stomach, causing ulcers.

Gastric ulcers can become serious or cause cancer if you don't take proper treatment or can easily be cured.

How does an Ulcer occur?

An Ulcer occurs when you constantly take medicine like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. And if you have H pylori symptoms. And if you are not properly treated H pylori.

how H. pylori cause Ulcer.
how H. pylori cause Ulcer.

What is Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the stomach disease that happens when acidic gastric juice or food and the acidic liquid rises from the stomach to the throat. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) influences individuals of all ages, from infant to older. Patients who have asthma have a higher danger of GERD.

What is stomach acid?

Naturally, our stomach makes acid when we eat something then our stomach makes acid. But when your stomach acid doesn’t digest the food and your acid raises from the stomach to the throat or oesophageal. It causes acid reflux or GERD.

Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux

Relationship between H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and Ulcer

If you have H pylori then you must have Acid Reflux or GERD because H pylori bacteria live in your stomach track and when you eat, bacteria do not allow your food to digest. Therefore, your sphincter opens and allowing reflux to come into oesophageal. Also, this acid weakens your mucus layer that makes sore in your oesophageal and throat that cause Ulcer and in server cases become cancer. So it is clearly defined H. pylori become worst when you do not take proper treatment.

In the next article, I will describe the symptoms of H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and Ulcer in detail and how I recover my H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Acid Reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 aneeqa javed

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    • Aneeqa Javed profile imageAUTHOR

      aneeqa javed 

      14 months ago from Gujarat

      Yes, asereht1970 it happens because your digestive system becomes weak and do anger for anything. So, that's why you always suffer from head pain or you feel your ears are heavy or you may suffer from other symptoms like pain in joints and swelling, etc. You must add Yogurt in your diet.

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      asereht1970 

      14 months ago from Philippines

      I love reading about this topic as I am always suffering from acid reflux/GERD. It really annoys me when I cannot drink soda on a hot, sunny day. And whenever I have acid reflux attacks, my head and my whole body is in pain.

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