What is Helicobacter Pylori Infection?
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection occurs when a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects your stomach. This usually happens during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, H. pylori infection may be present in more than half the people in the world.
Most people don’t realize they have H. pylori infection, because they never get sick from it. If you develop signs and symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will probably test you for H. pylori infection. If you have H. pylori infection, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Most people with H. pylori infection will never have any signs or symptoms. It’s not clear why this is, but some people may be born with more resistance to the harmful effects of H. pylori.
When signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include:
An ache or burning pain in your abdomen
Abdominal pain that’s worse when your stomach is empty
Loss of appetite
Unintentional weight loss
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any persistent signs and symptoms that worry you. Seek immediate medical help if you experience:
Severe or persistent abdominal pain
Bloody or black tarry stools
Bloody or black vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Do you suffer from H. pylori infection? Then you may be eligible to participate in this H. pylori clinical trial in San Diego. How to qualify for this clinical trial? Each clinical study has its own set of criteria. If you satisfy these criteria, you might qualify for this study. Here is a partial list of the criteria:
Are you between the ages of 18 and 75?
Have you had at least one of the following clinical conditions with confirmed H. pylori infection demonstrated by a positive 13C-UBT during the Screening Period?
Dyspepsia (i.e. pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen) lasting at least 2 weeks
A confirmed diagnosis of functional dyspepsia
A recent / new diagnosis of (non-bleeding) peptic ulcer
A history of peptic ulcer not previously treated for H. pylori infection
A requirement for long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) treatment at a stable dose of the NSAID