Did you know that Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori bacteria are present in nearly 50% to 75% of the world’s population? Interestingly, only 20% of those infected have symptoms that include stomach pain, vomiting, and inexplicable weight loss among others. The thought of micro-organisms invading your stomach without even having you suspect their presence in your body is indeed scary. So, you might be interested in knowing how do you contract H. pylori and whether it spreads easily from one person to another or not.
“Can H. pylori spread from one person to another?” This is perhaps the most common question people ask when it comes to H. pylori infection. And the answer is yes. Here is how the bacteria spread through various stages:
Person To Person Transfer
The major cause of H. pylori spread is proximity. In a family, the infection is transmitted from the child to parents and siblings. In schools, it spreads from one child to another. This disease has its highest manifestation in places, where people live in close contact with each other in unhygienic living conditions. When it comes to person-to-person transmission, saliva acts as the major medium of transfer. H. pylori infection also happens due to fecal contamination of food and drinking water.
Contacting The Bacteria
After entering into the system through the mouth, H. pylori makes its way through the digestive system to reach the stomach. It is most commonly found on the stomach linings. While most of the germs cannot survive the acidic environment of the stomach, H. pylori bacteria can, thanks to a substance that it secretes. Called urease, this substance neutralizes stomach acid. However, depending on the area of the infection within the stomach, H. pylori can also lead to overproduction of stomach acid. Sometimes it reacts with urea and produces toxic ammonia which is harmful to human cells.
Various Stages of Infection
H. pylori infects your stomach at a rather slow pace. It can reside inside your body for decades before reaching its most fatal stage. On the other hand, sometimes the progress of the infection halts suddenly at any stage. However, if the bacteria is allowed to reside within your system for a very long time, it may ultimately lead to causing stomach cancer.
Can Helicobacter Pylori Be Cured?
H. pylori infection is treated with a combination of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors that help reduce stomach acid. Generally, a treatment cycle lasts for 14 days. The infection can be treated with antibiotics, bismuth subsalicylate, and proton pump inhibitors.
If you are not a very big fan of antibiotics or allopathy medications in general, you can consider taking PYLO-X. This patented, innovative solution consists of a combination of L-Reuteri Patented strain called Pylopass and vitamin-E. The formula has been proved effective in successfully managing stomach ulcers caused by H. pylori. Hundreds and thousands of people have been experienced dramatic improvement in the quality of their lives by using this natural modern medicine.