H. pylori Directory
H. pylori, or helicobacter pylori, is a bacterial infection that causes stomach ulcers. Symptoms of H. pylori may not be present, but if they are, you may experience weight loss, burning abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and more. There are several tests that can diagnose H. pylori. Treatments include antibiotics, medications to reduce stomach acid, and possibly surgery to treat the ulcers. You may also need to adjust your diet to reduce the amount of spicy foods and acidic drinks you consume. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how H. pylori is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
The Urea Breath Test
WebMD looks at the urea breath test, which is used to detect the H. pylori bacteria that causes ulcers.
H. pylori: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
Most people harbor H. pylori and never get sick. Others will have painful ulcers and a higher risk of cancer from infection with the bacteria. WebMD tells you the causes, symptoms, and treatments for H. pylori.
The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Get basic information about ulcers -- including causes, types, and treatment -- from the experts at WebMD.
Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)
Learn how these open sores form, and what you can do to help them heal.