H. Pylori Treatments
H. Pylori Treatments: Tummy Tamers To Get Rid Of Ulcers. Easy, inexpensive alternative therapies, including diet, supplements, more. Proven by clinical studies.
H pylori definition
H pylori is a type of bacteria that can live in your digestive tract. Often, it attacks the stomach lining. Heliobactor pylori is a major cause of stomach and upper intestinal distress and disorders.
H pylori and ulcers
H. pylori is now thought to be the major cause of stomach ulcers. A common ulcer treatment is, therefore, antibiotics, to get rid of this destructive bacteria. Unfortunately, new strains of H. pylori may be drug-resistant, and antibiotics may upset your stomach.
If you want to try more natural H. pylori treatments for your peptic, duodenal or gastric ulcers, check out the easy, inexpensive alternative treatments described below.
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H. pylori and stomach cancer
H-pylori bacterial infection results in cellular injury, inflammation, tissue destruction, damaged DNS and is a risk factor for stomach cancer.
H pylori diagnosis: blood, breath and stool tests
The diagnosis of H. pylori infection includes tests for antibodies in blood, urea breath tests, tests for antigens in stool, and endoscopic biopsies.
Is H. pylori curable?
With proper treatment, H pylori can be eradicated.
Treatment for H pylori: H. pylori supplements
Zinc-carnosine for H pylori home treatment
In Japan, a prescription anti-ulcer drug is made of a zinc-carnosine compound. In the U.S. you can buy it as an over-the-counter dietary supplement that is safe for long-term use.
Hyla Cass, M.D. author of Supplement Your Prescription, recommends zinc carnosine, 75 mg twice a day between meals.
- Low stomach acid can be conducive to stomach ulcers, so avoid antacids.
- Bismuth, found in Pepto Bismol, may help; in fact, doctors often add bismuth to the antibiotic regimen for H. pylori. As an alternative treatment for chronic gastritis or stomach ulcers, bismuth may be available in stronger forms at your health food store.
- The usual H. pylori treatments involve antibiotics. Instead of an antibiotic, consider a probiotic, which adds good, desirable bacteria to your stomach, as an alternative therapy. Choose one that has been tested for effectiveness. According to Dr. Nan Fuchs, Dr. Ohira’s 12-Plus probiotic formula by Essential Formulas has been tested and found effective as an H. pylori treatment. She says to chew two capsules in the morning and two at night. It tastes "pleasant," she says, and the chewing (rather than swallowing the capsules whole) enhances its effectiveness. Dr. Fuchs says to call 877-262-7483 and mention her newsletter, Women’s Health Letter, to get a discount.
- For more alternative healing, try mastic gum (500 mg twice a day after meals). It may help, according to Hyla Cass, M.D.
- Dr. Cass also recommends zinc carnosine, 75 mg twice a day between meals.
Both Dr. Fuchs and Dr. Cass recommend trying as many of these natural H. pylori treatments as possible for two months. Then, have your doctor reevaluate you, says Dr. Fuchs, and if the problem persists, antibiotics may be indicated.
Women’s Health Letter, October 2008, by Nan Kathryn Fuchs, PhD.
Supplement Your Prescription, by Hyla Cass, M.D., Basic Health, 2007.
From Bottom Line's Prescription for Natural Cures come the following suggestions for H. pylori treatments:
- Take licorice root, also known as DGL (deglycrrhizinated licorice), which stimulates regeneration of the mucus layer and inhibits growth of H. pylori. Chew 500 to 1000 milligrams (mg) twenty minutes before meals or between meals, three times a day. In a study of DGL for people with peptic ulcers, who took 760 mg three times daily, researchers found that DGL for H. pylori was as effective as the prescription drug Tagamet after six and 12 weeks of testing. Another study found DGL as effective as antacids and, again, as effective as Tagament.
- Add garlic to your food. Studies show it works against H. pylori.
- Drink ¼ cup of aloe vera three times a day. Aloe helps heal intestinal tract lining and also has antimicrobial benefits. Look for aloe vera drinks at your health food store.
- Mastic gum is also recommended by this source: Studies on mastic gum show it destroys H. pylori and is effective in healing ulcers. Try 500 mg three times a day. In a study of mastic gum for duodenal ulcers, subjects received one gram of mastic gum per day, or a placebo. After two weeks, 80 percent of those on mastic gum reported significant improvement in symptoms.
Bottom Line’s Prescription of Natural Cures, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D. 2004
More H. pylori treatments
From The Health Sciences Institute's E-Alert come the following suggestions for H. pylori treatments:
- Probiotics: HSI recommends a probiotic called Probiotics 12 Plus. They say tests have shown that this product inhibits all strains of H. pylori, even antibiotic resistant strains. It's available at unikeyhealth.com.
- Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin, HSI says, can kill H. pylori by activating genes that promote immune response.
Note that HSI repeats what I always tell you:
See your doctor before using lactoferrin or probiotics.
C: After doing a variety of studies on H. pylori and vitamin C, the
results of which are uncertain, medical researcher Joel A. Simon, M.D.,
told Science Daily that he would encourage those who have H. pylori to
eat more foods rich in Vitamin C.
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