What you do not know about stomach germs

What you do not know about stomach germs
What you do not know about stomach germs

The spiral germ, or what is known as the stomach germ, infects a large number of people worldwide, as a result of consuming unclean foods and drinks, and as a result of the infection, the stomach germ causes chronic inflammation, “gastritis” by invading the lining of the stomach and producing a cellular toxin, and thus it can lead to Ulcer formation, according to Medicine Net.

Facts about H. pylori infection

These are Gram-negative bacteria that cause chronic inflammation (infection) of the stomach and duodenum and are a common cause of ulcers worldwide. These bacteria are sometimes called “ulcer bacteria”.

Although many infected individuals do not develop symptoms, other affected individuals may experience occasional episodes of belching, bloating, nausea and vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.

More serious infections cause symptoms such as:-

abdominal pain

Nausea and vomiting, which may include vomiting blood.

Dark or tar-like stools.


Low red blood cell count (anemia).

lack of appetite


peptic ulcer;




And bad breath.

Some individuals may have bacteria in their intestines, and the bacteria do not cause any symptoms of the disease. Diagnosis of H. pylori infection, or what is known as stomach germ, includes tests for antibodies in the blood, a urea breath test, tests for antigens in the stool, and endoscopic biopsies.

Chronic infections with H. pylori weaken the natural defenses of the stomach, so most individuals with symptoms require treatment to prevent ulceration from forming. H. pylori may be difficult to eradicate from the stomach with antibiotics due to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics together (a regimen) with a proton pump inhibitor medicine to reduce stomach acid “”, this is called stomach germ treatment or triple therapy.

In general, patients should be treated if they have H. pylori and have ulcers, because they may develop ulcers and then cancer.

The site added that since about 50% of the world’s population is infected with stomach germs, treatment and prevention of side effects and complications is difficult, however, recommendations to help prevent ulcers include: stopping smoking, avoiding painkillers, and caffeine to prevent an increase in ulcers and stomach infections, Avoid or reduce stress.

And the site said, infection with stomach germs can be prevented by following good methods of washing hands with clean water. There is no vaccine available against stomach germs to prevent infection.

The prognosis for H. pylori infection is usually good to excellent, but up to 20% of affected individuals may have recurrent infections. Untreated infections may cause possible bleeding, anemia, and low blood pressure.

What is stomach germ and is it contagious?

Helicobacter pylori, or what is known as gastric germ (Helicobacter pylori), is a spiral-shaped bacterium, and it is a unique bacterium because it produces a urease enzyme that allows the bacteria to live in the harsh environment of the stomach. The urease enzyme it produces reacts with urea to form ammonia that neutralizes enough From stomach acid to allow organisms to survive in tissues, it is considered infectious and transmitted from person to person through: saliva, fecal contamination in food or water, when eating unclean contaminated food and drink.

How do you get infected with spiral bacteria?

The bacteria may cause a stomach infection in some individuals. The infection begins with person-to-person infection (either through the fecal-oral route). Most people develop gastritis from the body’s response to the bacteria themselves and to a substance related to a cytotoxin called Vac-A, a substance chemical produced by bacteria.

Researchers also suggest that stomach acid stimulates bacteria to grow and produce cytotoxin, and increases invasion of the stomach lining by bacteria, leading to inflammation and the formation of peptic ulcers (peptic ulcer disease). Other researchers have shown that these bacteria and their products cause changes in the cells of the stomach lining. Which, when altered, is linked to stomach and other cancers, although these diseases are rare.



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