H. Pylori Treatments
Here you’ll find H. pylori treatments from alternative medicine. A Helicobacter Pylori infection can cause gastritis or peptic, duodenal, gastric or stomach ulcers. Check out these easy, inexpensive alternative treatments.
H. pylori is a bacteria that is now thought to cause stomach ulcers. A common stomach ulcer treatment is, therefore, antibiotics, to get rid of this overgrowth, this imbalance of bacteria in your stomach. Unfortunately, new strains of H. pylori may be drug-resistant, and antibiotics may upset your stomach.
If you favor alternative health and want to try more natural H. pylori treatments for your peptic, duodenal or gastric ulcers, from alternative medicine, here are some suggestions.
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- 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.
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.
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:
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 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.
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
From The Health Sciences Institute's E-Alert come the following suggestions for H. pylori treatments:
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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