March 17th, 2010

H. pylori often to blame for stomach problems

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Bloating. Pain. Nausea. Fullness. All are symptoms of stomach dyspepsia and ulcers. For years, people thought these issues were sometimes caused by stress…

 

It turns out that Thompson’s symptoms (bloating, pain and nausea) were caused by bacteria called H. pylori.“It’s bacteria that you acquire as a child, and once you acquire the bacteria, it lives with you until you pass away,” explained Nicholas Talley, M.D., Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic. “It’s a lifelong companion.”

 

KENS 5 News San Antonio, by Wendy Rigby, 3/16/2010

Tags: H. pylori, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, MD, Medical Edge, Medical Edge, Nicholas Talley

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