May 29, 2017 | Digestion
Helicobacter pylori, otherwise known as H. pylori, is a spiral shaped bacterium that may be found in the digestive tract. It tends to attack the stomach lining, where it’s responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. Some research, however, has uncovered a beneficial role of H. pylori colonisation in the regression of childhood asthma and other allergic disorders. It can also be contributed to a lower incidence of GERD, Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer.