Thanks to television advertising today, everyone knows that the cause of ulcers and gastritis is spiral bacterium Helicobacter pylori. But the fact that its presence in the body can be examined by passing an appropriate analysis, for many a revelation. So, what is this bacterium, who needs to worry about timely diagnosis and
Helicobacter pylori “live” in the lower part of the stomach, brings great exposure to gastric juice, and is transmitted through ... saliva. Therefore, infection usually occurs when close contact or using the same utensils. According to statistics from the H. pylori infected More than 60% living on our planet people, but health problems did not occur at all. Why? It all depends on the immune system and the presence of risk factors: stress, bad habits, and feeding disorders.
Urgent diagnosis is needed for those who have the following symptoms:
At risk are also close to those who have identified a Helicobacter pylori infection.
To date, there are several methods of diagnosis:
The Most accurate of all research is to biopsy, but other tests are usually assigned in the complex – this increases the chances of getting an accurate result.
The Blood need to pass in the morning, on an empty stomach. Material for research is taken from vein into a special tube of gel, accelerating separation of the plasma.
The breath test is carried out on an empty stomach is in the intake air samples, exhaled by the patient to determine of the proportion of carbon dioxide, which is obtained by cleavage of urease (an enzyme produced by bacteria). the Before procedure it is not recommended to smoke and drink the water, you can only brush your teeth but do not use mouthwash or a breath freshener.
The Stool is collected at home and placed in the laboratory in a special container. The sample must be without impurities (urine, bile, pus, blood, mucus, etc.).
Biopsy if fibrogastroduodenoscopy Done in the morning in the hospital on an empty stomach. During the procedure using special equipment made visual inspection of the stomach from the inside, and then undertake samples of the mucosa.
Preparation for analysis depends on the method of diagnosis.
Important! Antibiotics can skew the results of any analysis, therefore, medication must be stopped a week to research.
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