Around half of the world’s population may have been affected by a bacterium called H.pylori, although not every infection produces symptoms.
The bacterium H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) causes conditions such as gastritis and stomach ulcers, which can affect men, women and children. However, this bacterial colonisation can be eliminated by the use of appropriate antibiotic combinations and antacids. The duodenum and stomach lining are both protected by a protective coating against the stomach’s acidity but if this mucous membrane is disturbed or damaged it can lead to stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers are typically caused by H.pylori infections and there is a risk of stomach cancer developing if they are left untreated.
If you are experiencing frequent and recurring problems such as
- digestion issues
- tenderness in the stomach area during or after meals
- discomfort during or after meals
then it is a good idea to use a Test2Go Stomach Ulcer home test kit. The test is easy to use as it just requires only a finger-prick blood sample, which can be completed in less than 10 minutes, and leaves you with an easy to interpret visual result.
The stomach ulcer test is aimed at detecting the presence of raised antibodies to H.pylori bacteria which is indicative of an active infection.
The benefit of being able to carry out a stomach ulcer test in the comfort of your own home is that it not only ensures confidentiality but also provides you with the incentive you need to take the next steps in managing your own personal health and perhaps seeking earlier medical intervention from your own doctor than you perhaps otherwise would.
Why should I test for a stomach ulcer?
It is estimated that over half the population of the world may be infected with Helicobacter pylori – the bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers or gastritis. Untreated infections of this bacteria can increase the risk of a person developing stomach cancer.
How often should the stomach ulcer test be performed?
There is no restriction as to how often the stomach ulcer test can be carried out.
It is important to point out that if you have been treated for an infection of H.pylori with antibiotics then you may get a positive result on this test up to 12 months after your infection has been treated.
What should I do if the test result is positive?
If your stomach ulcer test returns a positive result then you should consult your doctor for further examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Any medical decisions regarding your health should only be made after consultation with your doctor.
If the test result is negative, it does not mean you won’t go on to develop a stomach ulcer.
How should the stomach ulcer test be disposed of?
After you have completed the stomach ulcer test, you can dispose of all its components sagely with your normal household waste.
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