At Steven Batash MD, we are passionate about providing exceptional, personalized care for patients who are experiencing digestive and abdominal disorders. For those experiencing uncomfortable symptoms associated with an H pylori bacteria infection, we offer specialized H pylori testing to accurately diagnose and treat symptoms at the root cause.
What is H Pylori?
H pylori, or helicobacter pylori, is a type of bacteria that can enter the body and manifest in the digestive tract. H pylori can be spread by consuming food or water contaminated with fecal matter. If this bacteria enters the digestive tract, the bacteria infects the protective tissue that lines the stomach, which is used to protect the body from the stomach acid used to digest food. This leads to the release of certain enzymes, toxins, and activates an immune system response. Together, these factors may directly or indirectly injure the cells of the stomach and/or duodenum. Once the bacteria have caused enough damage, stomach acid can break through the lining and lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms.
Symptoms of H Pylori
Infections from H. pylori are common. Many people can get it during childhood, but adults can get it too. It is most common is countries and communities that lack clean water. Patients who have an H pylori infection may experience symptoms including:
- Not feeling hungry
- Weight loss for no clear reason
- And more
H Pylori Testing
At Batash Medical, we offer Pylori testing in order to diagnose an infection and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. H. Pylori infection is associated with an increased risk of developing ulcers, chronic gastritis, and gastric cancer. Our in-depth testing can help identify, treat, as well as prevent more serious conditions from developing.
The testing process includes a discussion about your medical history, your symptoms, and any medications you take. Next, a physical exam may be performed to check for swelling, tenderness, or pain. Other testing methods may include blood tests, urea breath test, endoscopy. Following a diagnosis, the best possible treatment plan is determined to treat your condition and restore wellness and quality of life.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, or would like to learn more about H pylori testing, reach out to the experienced gastroenterologists at Steven Batash MD located in Queens, NY. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards wellness and vitality!