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H pylori tests – what is the best test for H pylori?...

There’s quite a lot of confusion regarding the best test for H pylori, and not without reason. This short blog post and video will help you with the ins and out of H pylori testing so you feel confident that you’re getting accurate data from your test. There are four different H pylori tests and they all have benefits and drawbacks. My personal opinion is that a an H pylori stool test is the best, for reasons explained below. Better still, I typically recommend an H pylori test that looks at many other different reasons for digestive distress. Here’s...

H Pylori, Celiac Disease & Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children...

It’s rare to find studies that examine the health effects of both H pylori infection and celiac disease. Both conditions can cause the same, or similar symptoms, including bloating, heartburn, weight loss, irritable bowels, diarrhea, headaches and nausea. Celiac disease is a serious condition in which dietary gluten (in wheat, rye, barley) triggers an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine. H pylori causes an inflammatory reaction in the stomach, so it’s easy to see how these conditions cause similar symptoms. It is believed that 50% of the world’s population carries H pylori. Conservative estimates suggest that 1% of the...