3 February, 2023

La Campylobacter Pylori, it is a silent bacterium that can remain without symptoms in the body

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The importance of visiting the doctor, there are so many silent diseases that if not treated in time can remain in a hospital with prolonged treatment or with a fatal outcome.

infection by Helicobacter Pylori it's more common than it seems, to such an extent that millions of people have the bacteria in their bodies, sometimes without symptoms, which is worrying about the damage it can cause in the long term, therefore applying an early detection test is important to prevent serious diseases.

Gastroenterologist Jorge Galdámez Estrada assures that bacteria is the frequent cause of gastritis, which can evolve into chronic gastritis, chronic atrophic gastritis, metaplasia, dysplasia and ultimately gastric cancer.

Complications go beyond, since it is also considered as a direct trigger or a carcinogenic type 1 by the World Health Organization (WHO) of gastric cancer, according to international specialist.

further, the Helicobacter Pylori is related to gastric and duodenal ulcers, although a good percentage of patients may remain asymptomatic or with very mild symptoms, even so, is detectable by special tests.

Day H. pylori that lives in the stomach and duodenum, affects about two-thirds of the world's population, and reaches the human body by consuming contaminated food and water.

The organism is transmissible within families, and is acquired in the first 10 years of life, after which he remains silent, without causing symptoms for a prolonged period of years.

“Symptoms caused by Helicobacter Pylori infection can include pain or burning in the abdomen, sharper abdominal pain on an empty stomach, sickness, loss of appetite, frequent burping, swelling, and involuntary weight loss, says the gastroenterologist Galdámez Estrada.

According to the specialist, detection is possible through various methods, between invasive and non-invasive, The important thing is that to prevent any complication when you feel any of the symptoms mentioned, you go to the doctor., since by then between the 80 Y 90 percent are certain to have H.. Pylori.

“The important thing about this bacterium is that, if we look for it and find it, you definitely have to treat it”, he explained.

Sandra Guerrero, executive director of Mirero Corp, specialist rapid test distribution company, details the tests to detect the presence of Helicobacter Pylori:

The first is BiolineTM H. Pylori, a rapid test performed on blood for the detection of IgG isotypes, IgM and IgA.

This blood test checks whether the body has produced antibodies against the bacteria, or if you have antibodies against H. pylori in the bloodstream, this means you are infected or were infected in the past.

The second diagnostic test is the stool antigen test.: biolineTM H. Pylori Ag, a qualitative test with rapid results between 10 Y 15 minutes.

In this case, The lab technician checks the stool for substances that trigger the immune system to fight an H infection.. pylori (H antigens. pylori).

Once the infection is diagnosed, the doctor will administer the best treatment, after finished, the patient must repeat the test to ensure that the bacteria have disappeared.