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Helicobacter Pylori


Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

Helicobacter Pylori is a common bacterial infection which can damage the protective lining of your stomach and small intestine. Around 10% of people with an H. Pylori infection will develop a peptic ulcer. H. Pylori is also a strong risk factor for certain types of stomach cancer. It’s thought around 50% of the population has an active H. Pylori infection.