What Does hpyl-igm Mean on my blood test?
Thanks for asking, “hpyl” letters may be written as “h.pyl” which is a short form of the word “HelicoBacter Pylori”.
It was known as Campylobacter pylori, Helicobacter pylori is a kind of bacteria usually cause pain and ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
“igm” letters stands for “Immunoglobulin-M antibody”, a type of protein that the body uses to fight this bacteria.
When we combine the two words we have:
H.Pylori-IgM which is a blood test for detection of the type IgM anti-helicobacterium.
It is a gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium attaches to the stomach wall and cause ulcers and contributes to other sever diseases in the gastrointestinal system.
Also Known As H. pylori antibody test, formerly Helicobacter pylori
Other tests related to the same bacteria:
Helicobacter pylori antigen in Stool antigen, breath tests Urea breath test CLO test, Rapid urease test (RUT) for H. pylori.
Diseases that H.Pylori bacteria cause:
This family of bacteria once infect the stomach bring other seriuos diseases such as:
Peptic ulcers, are sores that develop in the lining of our stomach as a result of infection.
Gastritis, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, you’re likely to have gastritis when you fell upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, loss of appetite and heartburn.
The terrible fact is that the H. pylori are adapted to live in high acidic environment found in the stomach, pH is 2.
What to take to cure Helicobacter pylori?
A course of 3 different medicines must be used:
Two antibiotics to kill the bacteria itself and another medicine that causes the stomach to make low acid levels in order to heal ulcers fast.
What is the time needed for triple therapy to kill bacteria and completely heal?
Most people are cured after finishing one to two weeks of the treatment course.
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