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Invivo H.Pylori Testing


Welcome to the world of H. pylori – a bacterium that resides in the stomach lining and plays a significant role in gastrointestinal health. Lets delve into the importance of H. pylori, the consequences of its imbalance, and who should consider testing for this common pathogen.

Helicobacter pylori is not just another bacterium; it's a key player in the complex ecosystem of the stomach. While its presence may not always cause symptoms, H. pylori is implicated in various gastrointestinal disorders, including gastritis, peptic ulcers, and even stomach cancer. Understanding its role is crucial for maintaining digestive health and preventing serious complications.

When the delicate balance of H. pylori in the stomach is disrupted, it can lead to a range of gastrointestinal issues. Chronic infection with H. pylori can cause inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) and contribute to the development of peptic ulcers – open sores in the stomach or duodenum. In some cases, long-standing infection with H. pylori may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer, highlighting the seriousness of its imbalance.

Given its potential to cause serious gastrointestinal complications, testing for H. pylori is recommended for individuals experiencing persistent symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, or unexplained weight loss. Moreover, those with a history of peptic ulcers, gastritis, or stomach cancer, as well as individuals with a family history of these conditions, should consider H. pylori testing to assess their risk and guide appropriate management.

Biomarkers tested:

  • H.Pylori stool antigen

Learn more at H. pylori Stool Antigen Only - Invivo Healthcare

Price - £39

Sample type: Stool

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