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H. Pylori, Stomach Acid and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Mark Iwanicki May 3, 2021

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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Dr. Mark Iwanicki
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
My name is Dr. Mark Iwanicki N.D. L.A.c and I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Masters of Acupuncture. I am passionate about helping patients with chronic illness achieve a life of optimal health and wellness and hope to inspire all who visit this site in that same passion. I am currently seeing patients remotely via Zoom online Telehealth appointments.
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