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H. Pylori and Gerd

Posted by Frank on January 18, 2000 at 15:08:47:

Hi Doctor,

I've had gerd for about 3 yrs, currently taking prevacid. My goal is to get better and get off meds so I'm practicing SR daily. My question concerns h. pylori. My symptoms are mainly heartburn and that's it. I don't really have any pain in the stomach area. Does that mean I don't have the h. pylori bacteria?

Also, is there any interaction I should be concernbed about between prevacid and digestive enzymes such as papaya tablets?

Thanks for your help. I really believe that 1-2 years from now I'm going to be posting a message thanking you for your help because I will be 100% free of gerd.



Re: H. Pylori and Gerd

Posted by Frank on January 18, 2000 at 16:03:35:

In Reply to: H. Pylori and Gerd posted by Frank on January 18, 2000 at 15:08:47:

That last post of mine wasn't very clear. One of my questions is IS there a correlation between gerd and h. pylori? Or is there just a correlation between stomach ulcers and h. pylori? Or does it even matter?



Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 20, 2000 at 09:25:42:

In Reply to: H. Pylori and Gerd posted by Frank on January 18, 2000 at 15:08:47:

Hi, Frank.

You are definitely on the right track. HOWEVER (Don't you hate that word?), I have yet to see anyone (almost anyone) resolve LGS [the cause behind your GERD, and IF you had H. Pylori] with "daily" SR. Let me know if I am misinterpreting your use of the word "daily". It takes at least twice a day for the 100% results I have been describing. You COULD continue the SR once a day and see how you are in a year or so because it WOULD help. If you do it at least twice a day, you will be resolved within 6-12 months. THEN, there is a good chance you could STAY normal with once a day.

REMEMBER, H. Pylori is present in EVERYONE'S intestine and stomach. This is just like: we ALL have staph germs on our skin and in our respiratiory tract---as well as at least thousands of other kinds of germs. WHY do we not all have infections from them? It is our individual immune system that keeps them at bay.

It is the same with H. Pylori. There is nothing magical about this bug. Those with LGS are the ones who have the infections of H. Pylori now being recognized by conventional medicine as being related to another result of LGS: ulcers. The H. Pylori is the result of the LGS and antibiotic treatment to remove the infection will not remove the organism from the environment. If I were you, I would stop worrying about finding another diagnosis to add to those you already have.

Get rid of the cause (LGS) and, THEN, if there are any symptoms left clean them up with appropriate conventional therapy.

Hope this is making sense to you.

Walt



Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 20, 2000 at 09:26:33:

In Reply to: H. Pylori and Gerd posted by Frank on January 18, 2000 at 15:08:47:

Hi, Frank.

You are definitely on the right track. HOWEVER (Don't you hate that word?), I have yet to see anyone (almost anyone) resolve LGS [the cause behind your GERD, and IF you had H. Pylori] with "daily" SR. Let me know if I am misinterpreting your use of the word "daily". It takes at least twice a day for the 100% results I have been describing. You COULD continue the SR once a day and see how you are in a year or so because it WOULD help. If you do it at least twice a day, you will be resolved within 6-12 months. THEN, there is a good chance you could STAY normal with once a day.

REMEMBER, H. Pylori is present in EVERYONE'S intestine and stomach. This is just like: we ALL have staph germs on our skin and in our respiratiory tract---as well as at least thousands of other kinds of germs. WHY do we not all have infections from them? It is our individual immune system that keeps them at bay.

It is the same with H. Pylori. There is nothing magical about this bug. Those with LGS are the ones who have the infections of H. Pylori now being recognized by conventional medicine as being related to another result of LGS: ulcers. The H. Pylori is the result of the LGS and antibiotic treatment to remove the infection will not remove the organism from the environment. If I were you, I would stop worrying about finding another diagnosis to add to those you already have.

Get rid of the cause (LGS) and, THEN, if there are any symptoms left clean them up with appropriate conventional therapy.

Hope this is making sense to you.

Walt



Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR.

Posted by Frank on January 20, 2000 at 10:12:20:

In Reply to: Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR. posted by Walt Stoll on January 20, 2000 at 09:26:33:

Thanks Doc,

And when I say daily SR I mean 20 min/twice a day. I appreciate your time.



Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR.

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 22, 2000 at 09:46:47:

In Reply to: Re: H. Pylori and Gerd: Archive under LGS and under SR. posted by Frank on January 20, 2000 at 10:12:20:

Great, Frank!

I am reassured. Let us know how you are doing at 6 & 12 months.

Walt



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