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H pylori and Stroke – could H pylori infection lead to a stroke?...

On first inspection, it seems unlikely that a stomach infection could increase the risk of having a stroke, and so people – including the medical system – don’t associate H pylori and stroke. Delving deeper, however, the research indicates a possible link between H pylori and stroke. This blog post summarises the literature on how H pylori and strokes are linked, and why it’s important for you to view H pylori as more than just a “tummy bug”. Don’t forget that you can get all my information on H pylori and cardiovascular diseases in one place, in my e-book,...

H Pylori and vitamin B12 deficiency – a recipe for disaster?...

In this blog post I’ll show you research that reveals how H pylori and vitamin B12 levels are correlated. In other words, I’ll show you how H pylori appears to cause vitamin B deficiency in some people, ultimately leading to symptoms such as low energy, depression, headaches and possibly even increasing the risk of  developing heart disease. In this blog series on H pylori and heart disease, you’ve so far learned how H pylori can result in: Greater development and severity of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) High blood pressure Elevated total cholesterol, LDL and oxidized LDL cholesterol levels...

H pylori and inflammation – a crucial whole body connection...

H pylori and inflammation – from heartburn to heart disease? In this post – the fifth in my series on how H pylori might cause heart disease, we’re going to explore the relationship between H pylori and inflammation. Not just inflammation in the stomach where H pylori lives, but also inflammation in other parts of the body, notably the cardiovascular system. So far in this blog series we’ve looked at how  H pylori infections can: Increase the risk of developing heart disease Increase the risk of developing high blood pressure Affect insulin and blood sugar levels, possibly resulting in...

H pylori and metabolic syndrome – is there a link?...

H pylori and metabolic syndrome In this post we’ll explore the association between H pylori and metabolic syndrome. It’s a really important post, particularly if you’ve been diagnosed with any of the following: insulin resistance type II diabetes obesity high cholesterol high blood pressure chronic inflammation. The post is part of an ongoing series explaining how H pylori might influence cardiovascular disease in some people. If you haven’t yet read the previous posts in the series, it will be really helpful if you do so, starting here. What is metabolic syndrome? Before we look at the relationship between H...