Helicobacterosis


What is helicobacterosis?
Helicobacterosis is a slow infection leading to diseases, such as chronic gastritis, gastroduodenitis, duodenal bulb ulcer, an stomach ulcer. Helicobacterosis is always associated with gastric mucosa inflammation.

What is the cause of helicobacterosis?
Helicobacterosis is caused by Helicobacter pylori microorganisms. In 1994 International Agency of Cancer Research classified H. pylori as a Group I carcinogen (i.e., its cancerogenic effect on humans has been proved).

What is Helicobacter pylori?
Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium of a winding or spiral shape dwelling under the mucus that covers the gastric wall.

How long has Helicobacter pylori been known?
Despite the long-standing high prevalence of gastritis and gastric ulcer, it is only in 1983 that Australian researchers B. Marshall and P. Warren discovered that these conditions are almost always associated with the presence of H. pylori in the organism. By now, specialists believe that, in most cases, this microorganism is associated with the development of a number of gastrointestinal diseases.

Who may acquire helicobacterosis?
This may happen to anybody. Studies of H. pylori for two decades have shown that this organisms is widely spread world over. This may happen to anybody. Studies of H. pylori for two decades have shown that this organisms is widely spread world over.

How does infection with H. pylori occur?
H. pylori is transmitted from human to human, for example, by using shared ware or by violating of hygienic norms. The risk of infecting is high when many people live under tight conditions. Usually, the infection is transmitted within families or other groups of tightly intercommunicating subjects.

What tests allow detecting of H. pylori?
Blood is tested for antibodies against H. pylori. However, in cases of recently occurred infection or recent treatment, this test may give erroneous results. Fiber gastroduodenoscopy provides for the visual examination of the mucous walls of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with a special apparatus (endoscope), which is introduced into the gastrointestinal tract via the oral cavity. A tissue sample (autopsy sample) taken with the help of such endoscope is examined by microscopy or using the HelPyl-test. Microscopy makes it possible to observe H. pylori cells, and the HelPyl-test confirms their presence by color change, which occurs in three minutes. Biochemical testing of exhaled air is carried out before and after the patient under examination has ingested a preparation of carbamide. H. pylori decomposes carbamide and changes the composition of the exhaled air. A combination of the above methods will increase the accuracy of testing for H. pylori.

Who should be tested for H. pylori?
Tests for H. pylori should be performed in the following cases:

  • one of family members has helicobacterosis and

  • inexplicable pain, heartburn or pressing sensations in the stomach develop.



  • Where is it possible to pass tests for H. pylori?
    Tests for H. pylori may be done at LENMEDCENTER. Our doctors will select the optimal method or a combination of methods to ensure accurate test results.

    How is helicobacterosis treated ?
    A course of treatment of helicobacterosis may be devised only by a specialist. LENMEDCENTER has everything needed for in-depth diagnostics of helicobacterosis as well as for its treatment and for patient monitoring. H. pylori infection may be controlled only by using special antibiotics, which are not suitable for self-medication. Moreover, such treatment must be associated with compensatory therapy and must be administered with account to specific features of the infection in a given patient. Doctors working at LENMEDCENTER have gained wide experience of successful treatment of different diseases caused by H. pylori. Come to us, and we will help you in finding out the causes of you health problem and in their elimination!

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    LENMEDCENTER provides health care services in the following fields:

  • gastroenterology (for adults and children);
  • treatment of alimentary diseases (obesity, alimentary dystrophy, etc.);
  • dietetics (devising of personalized diets including specialized therapeutic diets for different diseases);
  • diagnostics;
  • correction of feeding behavior;
  • psychology and psychotherapy;
  • endocrinology.
  • Complex treatment programs developed at LENMEDCENTER may include such measures as:

  • monitored dialysis of the colon
  • controlled cleansing of bowels;
  • hydrotherapy of the colon;
  • therapeutic massage;
  • therapeutic exercises for body weight correction;
  • psychological training;
  • reducing diet.