Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a strain of bacteria that lives in the bodies of about 2/3 of the people on Earth. Most people don’t experience any negative symptoms of H. pylori, but some develop ulcers in their stomach and small intestine. People with H. pylori infections may be more likely to develop cancer in the stomach, including mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. If you have symptoms, do not delay seeking treatment.
H. Pylori Symptoms
If you occasionally feel a dull, burning pain in your stomach, which is strongest when you’re hungry, you might have ulcers. Ulcers usually feel better when you take an antacid, eat, or drink milk.
Treatment for H. Pylori in Reno, NV
A gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Associates can diagnose and prescribe treatment. There are medicines that can help kill the bacteria and allow the ulcers to heal.
You can rely on the 20+ years of expertise from our GI doctor Dr. Erik De Jonghe who performed his post-graduate research on Infections Disease; specifically H. pylori.
Dr. De Jonghe and many of our other physicians specialize in diagnosing and managing H. pylori infections offering personalized treatments to alleviate discomfort and promote gastrointestinal health.Request Appointment Find a Gastroenterologist