Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a dangerous rod bacterium that settles in the stomach. This pathogen is very common. It has been classified as a carcinogen by the WHO since 1994.
H. pylori is one of the main causes of diseases of the stomach and intestines, but it can also cause other diseases – in many instances after many years. During this time, the infection can also progress symptom-free.
It can be easily confused with other infections, for instance with pathogenic yeasts, which can ensue the same or similar symptoms.
Serological tests (comprising of IgA, IgG, IgM Elisa and blot tests) are easy to perform. They are gentle (and, with the correct combination of methods and interpretation, good) alternatives to endoscopy (gastroscopy) and biopsies. With them, you can do away with unpleasant examinations for patients. And a diagnosis can be made quickly with their help.
In order to exclude mixed infections and to correctly evaluate symptoms, the examination for pathogenic yeasts should also be carried out. These can also be detected very easily using oral swabs and stool samples.
TCM diagnostics can also provide additional information. For example, a tongue with a pronounced notch in the middle may not only be an indication of disturbed spleen function, but often also of infection with Helicobacter pylori and pathogenic yeasts.
It is true that Helicobacter pylori can best be treated with a targeted combination of antibiotics. Various antibiotics are used to that end.
Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for certain antibiotics to not work out. Practical experience shows that the ineffectiveness of antibiotics is not solely due to the resistance of the pathogen. The reasons have not yet been sufficiently clarified from a scientific point of view. Experience indicates that they can also be caused by untreated infections (e.g. with Candida spec.).
The discovery of the pathogen and its threat was considered so significant that Marshall and Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2005 for their research into Helicobacter pylori infection.
As is often the case in medicine, these researchers had to resort to self-experimentation to refute the medical and scientific beliefs of their time. Diseases such as gastritis, stomach ulcers and stomach cancer were primarily attributed to psychological causes and stress. Misconduct in nutrition and lifestyle was overrated.
Although today the role of pathogens in causing diseases is well known, many people still tend to make “the psyche” generally responsible for gastrointestinal complaints. Here Normamed causal medical care proceeds methodically and consistently in a different way.