H. Pylori, Stomach Acid and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The relationship between H. Pylori and stomach acid is a complex one. What we do know however is that chronic H.pylori can lead to low stomach acid over time.
Low stomach acid predisposes you to gut dysbiosis and overgrowth. This then leads to bacterial food fermentation and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS – gas, bloating, pain, changes in stool).
I used to only treat H.pylori if I saw it on a patients GI map and there were virulence factors present (genetic markers that make the H pylori more aggressive) but after listening to lectures by Dr Tom Fabian PhD at GI Map @dxsolutionslab and seeing the same pattern of H pylori followed by overgrowth over and over I’m convinced it needs to be addressed regardless of virulence if present with patients.
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