Gastritis peptic ulcer has been linked to H. Pylori in over 70% of the cases. H Pyloti is a bacteria that has been identified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization and it is associated with gastric cancer. The risk of developing stomach cancer increases three to six times in infected individuals.
The breath test for H Pylori: During this test, you will be asked to breathe into a bag (called a baseline sample). You will then be asked to drink a small amount of a sweet solution. After 15 minutes, a second breath sample will be collected in another bag. That’s it. The test results will be ready in 2-3 days; it’s highly accurate and amazingly simple.
If the test shows that you have the infection, you will be treated with several antibiotics. One month after treatment, ProMed staff may request another breath test to make sure the infection is cured.