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Is HP bacteria dangerous?

The full name of Helicobacter pylori is Helicobacter pylori. According to statistics, about 70% of Vietnamese people are infected with HP. Helicobacter pylori is one of the main causes of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Is HP bacteria dangerous?

1. Is HP bacteria dangerous?
According to statistics, in the world today, about 50% of the population is infected with H. However, the incidence of the disease will depend on many different factors such as: age, living habits, quality of life, geographical area.

Young children are at high risk of being infected with HP bacteria due to their habit of eating, kissing, or offering food to children. Although the infection rate is quite high, the disease symptoms are not clear, do not cause any complications on the gastrointestinal tract, so it is often difficult to recognize.

2. Dangerous complications of HP infection
Helicobacter pylori causes many diseases such as acute gastritis, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer.

The following complications will help readers answer the question of whether HP bacteria are dangerous:
• 90 - 95% of patients with duodenal ulcer are infected with HP bacteria.
• Over 70% of gastric ulcer patients are infected with H.
• More than 50% of people with non-ulcer dyspepsia are infected with H
• About 90% of gastric cancers when performing histopathology have the presence of H.

Helicobacter pylori is one of the main causes of peptic ulcer disease. However, in addition to Helicobacter pylori, there are a number of other factors such as the genetic source of the infected person, environmental factors, interactions between Hp bacteria and infected people. In Vietnam, more than 70% of gastric cancer cases are detected at a late stage. Detecting Hp infection by breath test and early gastric cancer screening by endoscopy is a must to contribute to early diagnosis, early treatment and return to normal life for patients.

Although the rate of people infected with HP bacteria progressing to cancer has not been accurately calculated, this is also a major threat to the patient's health. Each person should have a proactive way to prevent and treat HP bacteria. Especially for those who have a history of digestive diseases or have family members who have been infected with HP bacteria. Early detection of HP bacteria makes the treatment process more effective.

If you experience one of the above symptoms, please schedule an appointment with a Gastroenterologist - Hepatology at CarePlus to receive accurate advice, information, and timely treatment as soon as you experience symptoms. abnormal symptoms.

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