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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 heart attacks – is there an association?...

Is there an association between H pylori and heart attacks? H pylori and heart attacks aren’t really the kind of things you’d associate with one another.  One if a tummy bug best known for its role in causing stomach ulcers, and the other is a serious, life threatening event. But believe it or not, there’s an association between certain kinds of H pylori and heart attacks. This post cuts to the chase, revealing how and why H pylori and heart attacks are related. I also reveal a dozen important heart disease risk factors that your doctor wont tell you...

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...