Sunday, February 9, 2014

What’s Bugging Grandma?

Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) and Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Impairment From 8 to 80 years old. What’s Bugging Grandma? What’s Bugging Little Joe?

What is Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori)?

Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) is gram-negative bacteria found in the stomach. Research has estimated that H.Pylori, is the most prevalent infection in the world. It affects approximately half the world’s population. Over 80% of people infected with H.Pylori will not realize they have it because they will not have symptoms.

H.Pylori Infection Symptoms

Indicators and symptoms associated with an H.Pylori infection may be:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low B12 Levels
  • Elevated Homocysteine Levels
  • Cognitive Impairment - Changes
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting (vomit may be bloody or look like coffee grounds)
  • Black, tarry stools



H.Pylori is known to be a major cause of peptic ulcer disease and is very common, especially in developing countries. Bacteria and viruses are powerful stimulators of the inflammatory process. Research continues to demonstrate a strong link between infective processes (like H.Pylori) and Alzheimer's disease. In May 2008, a special issue of The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease explored the topic of infectious disease as a causative factor for Alzheimer's disease. Scroll down and review the resources. Notice how ‘long’ the list is. Next ask yourself why isn’t a review of a potential infection such as H.Pylori (or Herpes Simplex: Last Post) looked for when signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment manifest – no matter how old the person is who is showing signs and symptoms of cognitive difficulty.


Ordering H.Pylori Blood Tests Online

You can order online blood test for H.Pylori YOURSELF without seeing your doctor first.

If you are interested in learning more, please click the link about ordering H.Pylori blood tests online. If you do decide to follow the link below, please click on the “About Us” on the web site so you can learn more about who we are and why we have made this service available to You!

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Resources


An association between Helicobacter pylori infection and cognitive function in children at early school age: a community-based study

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/11/43

Impact of chronic Helicobacter pylori infection on Alzheimer's disease: preliminary results.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22133280

Helicobacter pylori may be involved in cognitive impairment and dementia development through induction of atrophic gastritis, vitamin B-12–folate deficiency, and hyperhomocysteinemia sequence

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/3/805.full

A potential impact of chronic Helicobacter pylori infection on Alzheimer's disease pathobiology and course.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22325590

Increased cerebrospinal fluid Helicobacter pylori antibody in Alzheimer's disease.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19326283

Does Helicobacter pylori infection increase incidence of dementia? The Personnes Agées QUID Study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23252507

Diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21466771

Infectious Diseases Related To Travel

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/helicobacter-pylori

Every Man’s Disease

http://knowledgeofhealth.com/every-mans-disease/

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