Approximately 50% of the population is infected by Helicobacter Pylori bacterial infection
It is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is very common, affecting approximately two-thirds of the world's population.
It is spread from one person to another by direct contact with saliva, vomit, or feces. It can also be transmitted through contaminated food or water.
Although Helicobacter Pylori does not cause disease in most infected people, it is a major risk factor for peptic ulcer disease and is responsible for most ulcers of the stomach and upper small intestine.
- Burning pain or heartburn
- Loss of appetite
- Frequent belching
- Involuntary weight loss
We can detect it through a blood test, a breath test, an endoscopy, a stool analysis or a stomach biopsy