What is Helicobacter pylori infection and its symptoms in Abu Dhabi?

What is Helicobacter pylori infection and its symptoms in Abu Dhabi?

Helicobacter pylori infection

Do you think you have a stomach bug, but you’re not sure? Do you suffer from the appearance of a group of symptoms, and you wonder why they occur?

The most prominent symptoms of stomach germ.

Most people infected with stomach germs do not experience any symptoms or signs, as most infected people suffer from the bacteria for years, without knowing their infection. In fact, the real reason behind the lack of symptoms appears in most people is not known, but one of the possible explanations is that some people have a greater ability to Resisting the harmful effects of stomach germs.

But the stomach germ can often destroy the inner lining of the stomach, and cause other diseases, such as: gastritis, peptic ulcers, or stomach cancer, and these health conditions result in the appearance of symptoms and signs that a patient with stomach germs suffers from.

Symptoms of a peptic ulcer

Often (10% – 15%) of people infected with stomach germs suffer from peptic ulcers, which cause the following symptoms to appear:

  • Unexplained weight loss.

  • Anorexia.

  • Bloating and gas accumulation.

  • mild nausea

  • Frequent belching.

  • Stomach upset

  • Feeling a slight pain in the stomach.

  • Burning pain that comes and goes for several days or weeks.

  • Stomach pain that gets worse when the stomach is empty, i.e. in the middle of the night, or after (2-3) hours after eating, and disappears when eating, or after taking antacid medicines

Symptoms of stomach cancer

Although stomach cancer is rare, the chances of getting it increase in people with stomach germs, and its most prominent symptoms include:

  • Loss of appetite and unwillingness to eat.

  • Feeling full after eating a small amount of food.

  • Weight loss.

  • stomach pain.

  • Fatigue and weakness.

  • Abdominal swelling.

  • Feeling nauseous.

  • Excretion of blood in the stool.

What do you do if you have one or more of the symptoms of stomach germs?

Call Pioneer Medical Services and ask for a doctor’s consultation, who will, after examining you, ask you for the following laboratory tests:

  1. Helicobacter pylori breathing test

The principle of this test is to ask the person to breathe into a bag to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the sample, then drink a solution containing urea and breathe again to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the second sample.

The higher amount of carbon dioxide in the second sample compared to the first is evidence of stomach germ infection.

  1. Stool tests for Helicobacter pylori

Available stool analyzes are included

  • Stool antigen test

It is the most common stool analysis for the detection of stomach germ, as it detects antigens associated with stomach germ in the stool.

  • Stool PCR test

Which helps to detect infection with stomach germs, and also identifies mutations that are resistant to antibiotics used for treatment.

  1. Blood Antibodies for HBP

This test checks for the presence of antibodies (i.e. infection-fighting cells) in the blood, and this confirms infection with stomach germ

  1. Upper endoscopy

During which a flexible tube with a camera at the end is inserted to examine the upper part of the digestive system, and a small tissue sample is taken from the stomach or intestinal lining to confirm the presence of stomach germs.

The stomach ulcer is one of the life-threatening conditions, so do not hesitate, dear reader, in case you have one or more symptom of a germ appear to confirm or deny your infection by conducting stomach germ tests through requesting a doctor’s consultation.

In Pioneer Medical Services we offer Examination of stomach germs by breathing, antibody examination, and stool examination

Requesting Pioneer Medical Services in Abu Dhabi

Pioneer Medical Services has simplified the process of requesting their home care services in Abu Dhabi, UAE:

  1. Phone: Reach out to Pioneer Medical Services directly at +971 2 443 2275

  2. Website: You can submit a request by clicking HERE

  3. Email: Send an email detailing your needs to info@pioneer-medical.ae

  4. Visit in Branch: Alternatively, you can also visit our office at Al Zahiyah Area, Opp. Abu Dhabi Mall, Makeen Tower 2nd floor – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday through Friday.

Once your request is received, a member of the Pioneer Medical Services team will conduct an initial consultation to determine the specific needs of the patient. Following a comprehensive assessment, a tailored care plan is designed and implemented, ensuring the highest standard of home healthcare delivery.


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