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Infection Of Helicobacter Pylori, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Infection Of Helicobacter Pylori, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Helicobacter pylori infection is a medical disorder in which a bacterium (H. pylori) that can infect the lining of the duodenum and stomach.
It is one of the most frequent infections even though it is getting less common as time goes by.
More than 25% people in the world become infected with H. pylori at some stage in their life.
The moment the patient is infected, unless treated, the infection normally stays for the rest of the life.
Infection with H. pylori is the reason for producing most stomach and duodenal ulcers.
H. pylori also produce non-ulcer dyspepsia in some patients.
It can also induce gastric cancer.
Infection with H. pylori can be confirmed by:
1. A test done on a sample of feces (stools),
2. A breath test
3. A blood test,
4. A biopsy sample taken during an endoscopy
A one-week course of two antibiotics plus an acid-suppressing medicine will normally cure the H. pylori infection.
This bacterium is believed to be transmitted through oral-oral or fecal-oral exposure (from eating contaminated food) from person to person.
H. pylori may be passed through human saliva and feces.
It is therefore frequent where sanitation is poor.
The signs and symptoms when present are:
a. Nausea
b. Vomiting
c. Abdominal pain
d. Heartburn
e. Diarrhea
f. Hunger in the morning
H. pylori infection may produce:
1. Stomach and duodenal ulcers
2. Non-ulcer dyspepsia
3. Stomach cancer
Laboratory tests can detect H. pylori infection:
1. Carbon 13 urea breath test
2. H pylori fecal antigen test:
H. pylori bacteria are killed by certain antibiotics.
A combination of medicines is needed to clear it completely.
The patient needs to take two antibiotics at the same time.
Also, the patient needs to take a medicine to reduce the acid in the stomach.
This permits the antibiotics to work well in the stomach.
The patient needs to take this combination therapy for a week.
It is essential to take all the medicines as directed and to take the full course.
Combination treatment clears H. pylori in up to 90% cases if it is taken correctly for the full course.
Other medicines used in the treatment of H pylori infection are:
1. Anti-diarrheals (e.g., bismuth subsalicylate)
2. Proton pump inhibitors (e.g., lansoprazole, omeprazole)
3. H2-receptor blockers (e.g., ranitidine, famotidine)
While peptic ulcer disease is the most studied disease linked to H pylori infection, this bacterium is seems to be involved in the genesis of several extra-gastric diseases:

1. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas (MALTomas),
2. Coronaritis (inflammation of coronary arteries),
3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
4. Iron deficiency anemia,
5. Skin disease,
6. Rheumatologic conditions.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction
Chapter 1 Helicobacter pylori Infection
Chapter 2 Causes
Chapter 3 Symptoms
Chapter 4 Diagnosis
Chapter 5 Treatment
Chapter 6 Prognosis
Chapter 7 Gastritis
Chapter 8 Gastric Cancer
Epilogue

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Nov 17, 2016
ISBN:
9781370927463
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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Infection Of Helicobacter Pylori, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions - Kenneth Kee

Infection Of

Helicobacter Pylori,

A

Simple

Guide

To

The Condition,

Diagnosis,

Treatment

And

Related Conditions

By

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2016 Smashwords Edition

Published by Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin

This book describes the Helicobacter pylori Infection, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases which is seen in some of my patients in my Family Clinic.

(What You Need to Treat Helicobacter pylori Infection)

This eBook is licensed for the personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each reader.

If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.

Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

I have been writing medical articles for my blog http://kennethkee.blogspot.com (A Simple Guide to Medical Condition) for the benefit of my patients since 2007.

My purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of my patients.

Health Education was also my dissertation for my Ph.D (Healthcare Administration).

I then wrote an autobiolographical account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.com.

This autobiolographical account A Family Doctor’s Tale was combined with my early A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions into a new Wordpress Blog A Family Doctor’s Tale on http://kenmed.wordpress.com.

From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 700 amazon kindle books and some into Smashwords.com eBooks.

Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.

For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.

The later books go into more details of medical conditions.

The first chapter is always from my earlier blogs which unfortunately tends to have typos and spelling mistakes.

Since 2013, I have tried to improve my spelling and writing.

As I tried to bring you the latest information about a condition or illness by reading the latest journals both online and offline, I find that I am learning more and improving on my own medical knowledge in diagnosis and treatment for my patients.

Just by writing all these simple guides I find that I have learned a lot from your reviews (good or bad), criticism and advice.

I am sorry for the repetitions in these simple guides as the second chapters onwards have new information as compared to my first chapter taken from my blog.

I also find repetition definitely help me and maybe some readers to remember the facts in the books more easily.

I apologize if these repetitions are irritating to some readers.

Chapter 1

Helicobacter pylori Infection

What is Helicobacter pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori infection is a medical disorder in which a bacterium (H. pylori) that can infect the lining of the duodenum and stomach.

It is one of the most frequent infections even though it is getting less common as time goes by.

More than 25% people in the world become infected with H. pylori at some stage in their life.

The moment the patient is infected, unless treated, the infection normally stays for the rest of the life.

Infection with H. pylori is the reason for producing most stomach and duodenal ulcers.

H. pylori also produce non-ulcer dyspepsia in some patients.

It can also induce gastric cancer.

Infection with H. pylori can be confirmed by:

1. A test done on a sample of feces (stools),

2. A breath test

3. A blood test,

4. A biopsy sample taken during an endoscopy

A one-week course of two antibiotics plus an acid-suppressing medicine will normally cure the H. pylori infection.

This should prevent the return of a duodenal or stomach ulcer caused by this infection.

What is the cause of H. pylori infection?

The cause of H. pylori infection is a bacterium that can infect the lining

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