Getting to the Bottom of Gut Health
A 33-year-old female presented with a 2-month history of lower right quadrant abdominal pain, loose and urgent stools, passing bowel movements anywhere from once every 3 days to 10 times daily. She reported having blood, mucous and undigested foods in her stools. She was not feeling constipated but unevacuated and had daily lower abdominal bloating that was worse towards the end of the day. Additionally, she reported lots of foul-smelling flatulence, some reflux, heartburn and burping.
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Helicobacter pylori Infections – Implications for Health
Helicobacter pylori is the most common bacterial infection worldwide, colonising the gastrointestinal tract of more than 50% of the global population. A highly adapted, spiral shaped, gram negative bacteria, H. pylori can persist in the stomach of an infected person for their entire life and, in about 70% of cases, be completely asymptomatic.