H.pylori or Helicobacter pylorus is a type of asymptomatic bacterium that causes infection in the stomach. According to statistics, it affects about 2/3 of the world’s population and it is transmitted by unclean food and water.
If this bacterium is left untreated, it can cause much more severe medical conditions such as peptic ulcers and even stomach cancer. It is important to mention that these bacteria are hard to detect without proper medicinal examination.
How do you know?
H.pylori may manifest with various symptoms, but most usually it causes burping, bloating, heartburn, esophageal reflux, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence and upper and mid-stomach discomfort. Majority people mistake the above mentioned symptoms for normal body manifestations.
The main reason for gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) is H. pylori. Namely, gastritis accounts for 90% of duodenal ulcers and around 80% of gastric ulcers. In addition to that, H. Pylori may trigger many other health conditions that are not directly connected with digestion, such as cardiovascular issue, headaches and Raynaud’s sickness, which is impaired circulation in the hands and feet.
It is important to mention that this bacterium also can decrease serotonin levels in the brain thus triggering depression and nervousness.
It can happen to anyone, including you!
Helicobacter pylorus is bacteria that mainly thrives in the stomach lining and it is considered that it is transmitted by consuming food or drinking water that has been contaminated with human fecal material. Also it may be transmitted through contact with the stool, vomit, or saliva of an infected person. Doctors explain that most likely opportunity for transmission is exposure to family members with H. pylori.
Therefore, you should check the conditions of any restaurant you go to eat or to drink.
What can you do about it?
H.pylori is successfully treated in over 80% of patients. It is necessary to consult medical expert in order to get appropriate therapy. The treatment usually consists of combination of antibiotics and drugs that have the ability to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced, and the prescribed drugs should be taken in a period of few weeks.
In order to protect your stomach lining you should maintain proper, healthy dietary regime and plenty of vitamins A, C and E, along with zinc. Additionally, it is advisable to take some probiotics such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.
Last, but certainly not least, it is of extreme importance to maintain proper hygiene which include washing of the hands frequently and properly. It is very important to drink water from safe sources.
If you feel that there is some risk of becoming infected with H. Pylori, you should contact specialist and get an appropriate examination. Keep in mind that you can never be too cautious when it comes to issues of this kind as they can also influence your social and work life, apart from your overall health.
How can you relieve bloating?
It is recommended to drink this beverage, which is particularly beneficial for relieving stomach bloating and in same time it boosts your energy levels.
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
a bunch of cilantro or parsley by your choice
½ glass of water
Simply put all ingredients in a food processor and mix. Your drink is ready.
How does it work?
This drink is extremely powerful combination that will reduce the belly fat and you will feel improvements after the first glass. The ingredients are great mixture that will stimulate your metabolism to burn fat while you are sleeping.
Fat burning properties of each ingredient:
Cucumbers are very powerful fat-burning tool and that is the reason why they are main ingredient in almost every weight loss program.
Parsley and cilantro are low in calories, but abundant in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, thus they are amazingly beneficial for treating water retention and bloating.
Ginger is great metabolic booster and it also is efficient in preventing constipation. This ingredient will burn the stubborn fat from your belly while you sleep.
Lemon juice is efficient in stimulation of the process of flushing out of toxins built up in the body.
Aloe Vera juice is very beneficial for weight loss.
Stay Hydrated: Drink Lots of Water
It is fact that water is vital for your overall health, but in same time water also is efficient in burning calories. If you don’t provide your body sufficient water intake, the metabolism will slow down and will not burn calories properly. So, you should drink plenty of water and boost your metabolism.