When you have H pylori, it’s natural to ask, do antibiotics cure H pylori?
For various reasons, the answer is not as straightforward as you may think and you have a right to learn the truth about this important topic.
Antibiotics cure H pylori in some people, but not in others, and the results depend on several factors such as antibiotic resistance and adherence to the treatment regimen.
Unfortunately, many doctors assume that antibiotics always cure H pylori and this can lead to a lot of confusion.
Fortunately, there are highly effective natural H pylori treatments should antibiotics not be effective for you.
When you are diagnosed with H pylori, your doctor will recommend a course of antibiotics to treat the infection.
The standard H pylori antibiotic treatment is called triple therapy.
It consists of two separate antibiotics taken alongside a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces your stomach acid level and makes the antibiotics more effective.
The specific antibiotics included in the treatment include any two of the following:
This regimen is usually taken for 7, 10 or 14 days, depending on which country you live in.
Do antibiotics cure H pylori when taken properly? Not always.
According to Dr. Peter Malfertheiner in a report published in the prestigious “Gut” Journal, in 2012, the global success rate for H pylori eradication using antibiotics was about 70%.
This means that for every 10 people taking H pylori antibiotics, 3 people do NOT clear their H pylori infection.
According to Dr. Malfertheiner and many other medical experts, this cure rate is too low to be acceptable.
Of course, it doesn’t mean you should not try antibiotics for H pylori, but it’s important that you aware they don’t always work and that leading experts are concerned about the relatively low success rate.
In some parts of the world, H pylori bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, especially Clarithromycin.
This antibiotic resistance is one of the main reasons H pylori treatments fail.
Another reason why H pylori isn’t always cured by antibiotics is that they can cause a lot of side effects, which in turn means that people struggle to complete the course.
When the course is not completed, it typically does not work.
Look, antibiotics do cure H pylori in many cases, and they do not cause side effects for everyone.
With a 70% success rate, the chances of success are still stacked in your favour.
What irritates me, and the whole reason I am involved in natural and functional medicine, is that you are not offered alternative H pylori treatments when you see a doctor.
Yet I did not use antibiotics to cure my H pylori infection. In fact I cured it relatively easily using a combination of herbal and vitamin-based supplements.
As you may have seen if you’ve read through our case studies, I’ve also worked with hundreds (thousands, in fact) of people who also cured their H pylori without antibiotics.
So if you don’t want to take triple therapy antibiotics and would prefer to use a natural approach, you can.
Please feel comfortable and confident that you can and will achieve excellent results (safely and relatively quickly), just as long as you use natural protocols in an effective manner.
It is because this topic is so confusing that I wrote The H Pylori Diet book, which lays out the precise eating plan I use with all my clients.
It includes foods to avoid, foods to eat, menu plans and recipes, not to mention the specific herbal protocols that knock out H pylori.
For a small monthly investment, The H Pylori Home Recovery Plan goes a step further by delivering more detailed content in a specific sequence right to your computer or mobile device.
You also get weekly calls and access to me, as well as community support to make sure you heal your digestion and other areas of health you don’t feel happy with right now.
The whole idea is to stop your confusion and restore your vitality in the shortest possible time, whilst teaching you to maintain optimal vitality for the rest of your life.