H pylori is an abdominal disease caused by the effect of bacteria (hectobacter) on the stomach lining leading to sore or ulcer. H pylori are mostly reported in communities and environments that lack clean water and good drainage system. You can contract the bacteria from an infected person through body fluid or saliva. Many cases of H pylori have been reported in Kenya with this disease affecting both young and old people, Hotels and schools that do not observe the highest level of food hygiene are responsible for the wide spread of the disease. However, it is normally common among young mainly because of the junk food substances that they consume. H pylori is not a chronic disease, and it can be treated permanently within a short period of time. In this article, we are going to go through the basics of H pylori treatment in Kenya.
We are going to talk about two major methods of treating H pylori in Kenya. The first is by eating some food substances like probiotics and the second method is by taking antibiotics. The food substances that can help to cure H pylori includes: Licorice root (commonly used to treat stomach ulcer), Green tea, Honey (Manuka and raw with antibacterial effects), Olive oil (has antibacterial abilities). Another natural method is the use of Phototherapy, phototherapy uses ultraviolet light to eliminate bacteria, since H pylori cannot withstand light. All these natural food substances have been proven effective in treating H pylori infections without any side effects.
The second method of H pylori treatment in Kenya is the use of antibiotics combinations. Antibiotics such as: Clarithromycin, metronidazole, and amoxicillin have been the most effective method of curing these infections. These drugs are packed into seven day kits During the treatment of H pylori, avoid eating food substances that will increase the secretion of gastric acids e.g. beans, kales (sukuwiki), citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, avoid using Royco or other spicy food additive. For example, foods substances like coca drinks, black tea, coffee should also be avoided. To know when to report to your physician, these are the early symptoms of H pylori infections. These include: loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, burping, bloating, vomiting, stomach ache, fatigue, stool with blood, and dizziness. Please visit your door as soon as you notice any of these symptoms. Remember, you can get reinfected by the bacteria even after finishing the therapy hence ensure you observe the highest levels of hygiene as far as food is concerned.